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Great for the price...temper your expectations accordingly, Nov 28 2011
I had originally bought the Le Pan TC 970 when it was priced at around $230 instead of the $169 that is is right now. I'm giving it 4 stars with the new price in mind. For less than $200, this tablet is a great value as long as you keep in mind that you usually get what you pay for. Now, that's not to say that this tablet is on par as the other ~$200 tablets out there. Instead, tf functions more like a $300 tablet.
The overall build quality is good for a tablet at this price. It feels solid, with a couple of exceptions. Firstly, the power button is tiny and feels like it's made out of cheap plastic. It feels like it could be the first thing to break, especially since it's frequently used to put the unit to sleep and wake it up from sleep. Secondly, the particular unit I got was VERY SLIGHTLY warped on the left side of the bezel. It did not affect the screen, but if you compare it to the right bezel, there was a noticeable bump.
At the highest volume setting, the speakers are the loudest I've ever heard on any tablet. With this said, this is not necessarily a good thing. At a high volume, the sounds gets really tinny and you can really feel the vibrations from the speakers ripple their way through the whole unit. Otherwise, sound at average volumes or through headphones is good.
The screen on this tablet is what I was most impressed by. It's clear and vibrant; I can't see anyone have any gripes about the screen, especially at this price point.
Performance, Video, Applications
The 1 GHz processor is more than sufficient for browsing the internet (as long as the page isn't heavy on high-res pictures or embedded videos), viewing pdfs, ebooks, and other documents, and watching non-HD content. Applications not heavy on graphics (i.e. graphic intensive video games) will also run smoothly. Like all android devices, it's compatible with flash; HOWEVER, flash videos do not load quickly nor play smoothly on this device. If you're looking for something that will play flash videos, I would suggest you look for something with more processing power.
So, to sum up,
Clear, vivid screen
Excellent Value (If priced below $200).
Fast enough for light browsing, non-HD video, and reading
Surprisingly adequate build quality for such an affordable tablet
Has lots of trouble handling flash video
Power button seems fragile
Many better tablets will soon become cheaper (in the next few months) due to the introduction of the Tegra 3 chip
If you TAKE PRICE OUT OF THE EQUATION, it'd be very difficult to recommend it. It's just too slow in comparison to the other tablets on the market right now. And with the new Asus Transformer Prime coming out in a few days, prices of other tablets will surely drop within the next few months. In short, I think this tablet is nearing the end of its production cycle. With this said, I can't neglect its price. if you're getting this sub-$200, it's a great buy (although if you're buying it for more than $200, I would hesitate to recommend it). Not everyone can afford a $600 tablet and for those who are looking to look up wikipedia entries, check email or facebook, or watch youtube videos, this tablet functions perfectly fine.
I did eventually return this tablet, partly because of the defect on the bezel, but mostly because I needed something more powerful, regardless of the price. So, pre-ordered the Asus Transformer Prime.