[CES 2012] Since we know that the world’s economy is generally going to be in for a tough time this year, you might want to consider being more value-conscious in your gadget purchases – and Le Pan intends to appeal to this train of thought with their Le Pan II tablet that is touted to deliver value-for-money. After all, how can you argue with a $299.99 price point considering this tablet will ship with a new 1.2GHz dual-core processor, accompanied by 1GB RAM, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a 9.7″ multi-touch display at 1024 x 768 resolution and the promise of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sometime later this year? Sure, I would think that dropping the price to the Kindle Fire’s level would definitely make it far more competitive than ever before, but at $300, it is a fair price, although not basement bargain figures that some might associate with “value”.

The Le Pan II boasts of a practical, edge-to-edge glass design which was specially built to be more resilient. Accordign to Le Pan, the single panel surface helps it hold up better to daily use, and uses materials that will be able to keep up with the active, modern lifestyle that most of us lead today. The Le Pan II is tipped for a Q1 release, where the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be made available for free shortly after that.

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