Le Pan TC 970 Tablet
Tablets are an interesting animal in the tech world. They’re not as portable as superphones, but not quite as powerful as netbooks. Tech advances obviously will change things as we move forward, but we live in the here and now, and the reality is that tablets occupy a good place in the market for those who need portability and flexibility. They benefit from a larger screen size, as well suited to multimedia uses, and work very well as all-purpose, light duty units.
Visually speaking, the Le Pan TC 970 has a wonderfully sleek aesthetic; it has subtle curves in all the right places, and the chrome trim contrasts nicely against the rest of the unit. The glossy finish will certainly be a fingerprint magnet, but it’s not really noticeable when the screen is on. It’s not the lightest unit, or the slimmest, but it doesn’t feel flimsy and it certainly doesn’t have that boxy feel that we’ve seen on some cheap tablets.
The only downside, if you could call it that, is the TC 970 comes with Android 2.2. That’s not necessarily an issue though, as many people simply won’t need Ice Cream Sandwich to do their usual tasks. It depends if you classify yourself as more of a power or casual user. The reality, however, is that any tablet that comes with ICS will cost significantly more. At a price of only $200, the TC 970 offers excellent value for consumers who want a quality tablet that won’t break the bank. And for those, Android 2.2 is more than enough. Besides, Le Pan is offering a new tablet that can be upgraded to ICS, though it is also more expensive as well; you get that you pay for in this instance, and that’s not a bad thing.
The Le Pan TC 970 is a very impressive unit. It’s built well, the screen is gorgeous, the styling is sleek, and it comes with an extremely affordable price tag. If you want to jump into the tablet world, the TC 970 is an excellent option.