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Le Pan TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet Review

Ever since Apple introduced the first iPad the tablet market has been going crazy.  Pretty much every manufacturer of technology has a tablet in their lineup now.  Also with the popularity of tablets we have seen many new companies spring up.  Le Pan is one such company, and today we will be looking at their flagship product the TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet.  This tablet features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512MB DDR2 memory, 2GB of internal NAND storage, microSD slot for up to 32GB of extra storage and a 9.7-inch (4:3) capacitive multi-touch LCD screen.  Let’s take a look and see if this is the perfect tablet for you.

Special thanks to Le Pan for providing us with the TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet to review.

Specifications

Processor •  TI OMAP 3630, ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz Processor
Display characteristics •  9.7″ (4:3) Capacitive Multi-touch LCD Screen
•  XVGA LCD, 1024 x 768 Resolution
Operating System •  Android 2.2 OS (Froyo)
Memory • 512MB Flash Memory DDR2 RAM
Video Format Supporting • MPEG-4 / 3GPP / H.263 / H.264
Audio Format Supporting • AMR/ AAC/ AAC+/ MP3/ MIDI/ WAV/ PCM
Sensor • 3D G-Sensor, E-Compass Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Storage • Internal storage: 2GB NAND Flash
• 2GB Micro SD Card Included
• External storage: support up to 32GB via Micro SD
Webcam • 2.0 Megapixels
Communication protocols • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
• Bluetooth (Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR)
Microphone • Built-In
GPS • GPS Module Build-In
Connector • 30 pin connector
• 3.5mm stereo audio jack
• 1 x Micro SD card slot (support up to 32GB)
Battery • 6800mAh Rechargeable Battery
Battery life • Video playback time: up to 7 hours
Dimensions & weight • 236 x 187 x 12.4 mm (9.29 x 7.44 x 0.48 inches)
• 730 grams (1.6 Lb.)
Accessories • 30 pin to USB Connector Cable
• Charger
• Hand-Ring
• 2GB Micro SD Card
• Screen Clean Cloth

Packaging
The TC970 comes in a nice retail box.  On the front there is a photo of the tablet in action.  On the side of the box there is a list of specifications.

Le Pan TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet Le Pan TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet

Opening the box up everything inside is nicely packed.  Getting it all out you have USB power cable, charger, hand-ring, cleaning cloth and a quick start guide.

Le Pan TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet Le Pan TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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  • Lee

    For those of you that are not aware, the manual is located in the HELP section of the tablet

  • Bev

    Externally the Le Pan looks nice but I technical support is no existing and difficult to contact.

  • Do yourself a favor, do not buy the old version of the LePan Tablet.  I had one and would freeze quite often.  Spend the extra $70 and get a LePan II.   Much more powerful and enjoyable.  You will not regret it.

  • Treesa

    amazon.ca:

    Le Pan original: 48 one or two star reviews out of 272 total reviews or 17.6%
    Le Pan II: 11one or two star reviews out of 36 total reviews, which is 30.6%

    I’d say that both are pretty unreliable, but according to the numbers, the original actually seems more reliable than the newer version.

    Le Pan: http://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/B004PGMFG2/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

    Le Pan newer version: http://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/B0067XX3AI/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

  • Treesa

    However, as amazon has great customer service and refund/exchange policies, this may not be that much of an issue.

  • Update on my purchase of the LePan 2 Tablet.    After having used the LePan 2 Tablet for about a week,  I decided to return it for a full refund.   In order to make this tablet to download videos from various TV channels, ABC, CBS, CBC, NBC, MSNBC,  you need to have a very strong wifi system at home.   While the Tablet performed very good when I had it at work, since the workplace is very much super wired for wifi, and had no problem downloading various TV shows from different TV stations, the same was not true when I was trying to do the same at my place.  I have wifi at home at about 3 to 6 mbps, and yet it was not powerful enough to download various videos.   I think,  I will stick to my laptops.  I have 3 of them at home and never had any problem downloading anything.   No more Tablets for me.

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