We sought to take a brief look at the Le Pan TC 970 soon after finding a bunch of inexpensive Android tablets in outlets not too long ago. We’ve had concerns in the past with cheap Android tablets with quite a few not even lasting a working day. Originally we assumed it would be just another low quality tablet especially since it was from a company we never heard of “Le Pan”. Deeper analysis showed that the actual producer is Matsunichi, a well-known Chinese producer. So is the Le Pan TC 970 tablet a more affordable alternative to iPad? Let’s find out in this Le Pan TC 970 review
This tablet likely features the most dazzling screen I’ve observed on any laptop, like my far more expensive Apple models. The display can be viewed from practically any position and is simply outstanding. Videos experienced on YouTube seemed great and some of the sample images bordered on astounding. The live desktop is a getaway and generally there are some cool choices provided and a lot of personalization available in nearly every area.
Internally the tablet has a Cortex A8 running at 1GHz which is not awful seems to run relatively good. LePan also includes a 2GB Micro SD. We would have preferred an 8GB or 16GB but at least its upgradable to 32GB. The screen is incredible and after tinkering with it I found it acts and looks just like the screen on my personal apple ipad. Infact I imagine its the same screen. There is still the finger print out problem pressuring you to take around a micro fiber wash cloth.
It was effortless to hook up the tablet to my WiFi. The operating system is fast and snappy, going between apps without having lag. Many capabilities can be run via voice command. GPS is very cool and contains photographic maps. The Le Pan TC970 synced rapidly and simply with my e-mail and Google friends. I down loaded Skype and was ready to make high-quality cellular phone calls without headache.
This tablet has a front video camera that seems decent enough. Audio quality is also good enough for an unit of this dimension and the battery life seems quite decent. Accessing apps from “the marketplace” was rapid and simple and there are plenty of free programs. Game titles work great on it.
It would be great if Le Pan integrated a case for this tablet. While it’s pretty much the exact same size as the apple ipad, the iPad cases do not fit at all because the cut outs are positioned in a different way.
Some Features Of The Le Pan TC 970 Include
- A sharp 9.7 inch lcd that supports 720P playback, excellent for those looking for an alternative to ipad.
- It comes with a 2 gigabyte miscroSD card (expandable to 32 gigabytes)
- Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth are also included
- Complete Adobe Flash 10.1 support enables you to look at web pages in complete detail
- Front facing digital camera and mic for video chats
- Easily portable, only 1.6 pounds and .48 inches thick, similar to the ipad
The Le Pan TC 970 does look like it has excellent build quality with an aluminium body and feels quite solid. We were delighted to see that Le Pan skipped making use of plastic materials for the body which often we have seen on some inexpensive android tablets in the past. Android Market is a real champion and makes it very easy to obtain apps and games. The screen display is great and as talked about before it handles high definition content with ease. It is also easy to setup with any household wireless network, enabling you to browse the web and transfer files. Overall this is a good device that works well for the price. We would have liked to see it come with a carrying case, nevertheless, it still presents a pretty good deal for those looking for an alternative to iPad.
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