Product Review: Le Pan S S-BK 9.7-Inch Tablet
Price Range: $200 – $250
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a modest, budget android tablet which is portable enough to take with you on your travels.
- The Le Pan S S-BK boasts a lightweight design due to its slim profile of approximately 1 cm in thickness. The plastic rear allows easy gripping of the device without slipping.
- A 9.7″ HD capacitive multi-touch LCD screen is one of the highlights of this tablet. The colors look sharp, vivid and retain a great level of accuracy. The multi-touch aspect also proves to be very responsive so you can navigate through the menus quickly and intuitively.
- Performance-wise, the tablet is more than adequate for web browsing, video and playing basic games. A 1 Ghz processor with 1 GB DRAM is at the heart of the unit, while the 4 GB hard drive and 4 GB SD card provides good storage. External storage can be up to 32 GB using a MicroSD card.
- The tablet runs on two Li-m batteries which provide an impressive battery life of around 7 hours. This is ideal for a whole day’s usage in most circumstances.
- The latest version of the Android 4.0 operating system comes pre-installed so you’re ready to take on tasks efficiently and quickly.
- If you like to keep in touch face-to-face whilst on the go you’ll appreciate the 2 mega-pixel front-facing camera for taking video calls wherever you’re in a Wi-Fi zone.
- Compatibility with Google Play is nice so you can download a wide variety of apps for just about anything.
- There is no HDMI output or USB port so connectivity is a bit limited compared to some other devices.
- Has a plastic screen opposed to a glass screen. However, durability seems very good overall.
- The charging cord is a little short according to some users.
Value for money?
The tablet market is an increasingly competitive one with plenty of new devices on the horizon. The Le Pan S S-BK 9.7-Inch Tablet brings plenty to the table which makes it an option worth serious consideration if you need a tablet which is highly portable, has an excellent screen and solid battery life.