For being the first tablet that I have had a chance to really spend some time with I am pleased with it. I really like the size and design. The 9.7-inch screen size seems pretty much perfect for a tablet. It makes viewing media, reading books, and just browsing the internet very enjoyable. This size makes it very easy to hold and use, but also to carry around with you. The all aluminum design not only protects the tablet, but looks and feels great as well.
This is also the first Android device that I have had the chance to explore in depth. I am an iPhone guy so I am used to the Apple ecosystem, all of the awesome apps etc. The Android operating system is very easy to use and get accustomed to. Many of my favorite iPhone apps are available on Android and work just the same. I also found some other great Android only apps that I love.
The 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM get the job done very well. I really did not experience any lag or slow down issues, even when having a lot of apps open at once. I also played movies and music on the tablet and everything ran smoothly. One thing that I was really impressed with were the speakers. They are loud enough to watch a movie with a group of people.
The only issue I really had was the Skype call quality. This was because the microphone on the tablet is located on the top of the tablet and if you are talking to someone it is hard to pick up your voice. Also this tablet is running Android OS 2.2 (Froyo), not the newer Android 3.0, which select tablets have. I don’t see Le Pan changing this either because of the hardware inside of the TC970.
All in all Le Pan has put out a great Android tablet, it performs great and I would definitely recommend it. Right now you can pick it up on Amazon for $299.99, which is a great price considering all that you can do with this device. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Le Pan TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Aluminum design
– Runs everything perfectly
– Smooth and fluid operation
– Speakers are pretty loud
– Beautiful screen
– Microphone performance not that great