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Old January 8, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Default CES 2012: Le Pan Reveals New Le Pan II Tablet

The biggest entrant from manufacturers at Computex was tablets. The most hyped tablet of the show the HP Touchpad turned out to be a marked failure when it launched months later.

Tablets are certain to be a large part of the offerings on display at CES 2012. The question is, can any manufacturer create a tablet that puts a sizable dent in the market share of the iPad?

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Old January 8, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Le Pan II will be available pre-installed with the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system starting at $299.99 MSRP, and will be upgradeable to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system via a free software update in early 2012.
Sounds awfully familiar doesn't it????

Does every single tablet manufacturer base their pricing on the exact same marketing research (probably carried out 3 years ago to boot)????? Kinda hard to distance yourself from the competition when you're reading from the same playbook. (Pun intended.... ;) ). I would have thought that the recent firesales of well known brand tablets would have sunk in by now.... if it's a large smartphone, rather than a small PC, folks don't really want to pay more than $200 - $250 for a web browsing device.
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Hmm 9.7" is slightly odd (unless that's another designation for the "10 inch" tablet).
I don't see anything new here compared to other Honeycomb Tablets in that price range like Acer's A500. I suppose it's nice to have choice of MFGs, so the tablet market doesn't look any more like an oligopoly than it is now.
I'm aware in terms of software it is quite the oligopoly, but at least you can choose with the hardware.
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Well... it's a square screen rather than the standard 10" "letterbox" format. It's an aspect ratio of 4:3 which seems like a really strange choice these days...
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Very odd, the aspect ratio that is.

For me I will not be getting a tablet until I can have one that will allow me to get rid of my notebook. In other words it needs to run windows, have good performance and good battery life. And yes the UI has too be good for touch and also something I can use with a mouse if I want to dock it or something like that.
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