LG Launches New G Pad 8.3 Android Tablet

While Acer cranks out its latest 8 inch Windows 8.1 tablet, rival tablet maker LG Electronics has taken the Android route with its LG G Pad 8.3, part of the company's premium "G" line of mobile products. The new tablet is available now at BestBuy.com and will be available in-store at retailers nationwide beginning with Best Buy on November 3.

"From its light weight to its sleek design, LG G Pad 8.3 is the ultimate complement to the Android smartphone experience," said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. "LG G Pad 8.3 delivers top-notch viewing and entertainment for Android users with its impressive Full HD screen and useful, intuitive multitasking tools like those found in LG G2."  

According to the specs, the new LG tablet sports an 8.3 inch IPS screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (273 ppi), backed by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip clocked at 1.7 GHz, and 2 GB of LPDDR2 RAM. The device also provides 16 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for adding up to 64 GB more space. The tablet also provides a 5MP BSI camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front.

"LG G Pad 8.3 offers easy-to-sync connectivity across all your Android mobile devices, including the new LG G2, with QPair," reads the company's press release. "When enabled with LG G Pad 8.3, QPair affords users a seamless extension to their Android smartphones by providing simultaneous access to recently opened apps, incoming calls, text messages and more. LG G Pad 8.3 users can even reply to texts and use LG features like QuickMemo to capture and comment on images, making mobile sharing effortless between LG G Pad 8.3 and other Android devices."

The specs also show that the new tablet measures just 0.32 inches thin and weigh 0.75 pounds. Powering this device is Google's Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" and a "long lasting" 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer battery. Other specs include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 16-bit stereo, one microUSB port, and LG's suite of multitasking capabilities. These include QSlide Function 2.0, which allows the user to float two apps over the main screen with adjustable window size and transparency.

The new LG G Pad 8.3 is listed on Best Buy in Black and White, both costing $349.99 USD.

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  • halcyon
    Very nice.
  • vmem
    nice tablet

    pricing? not so much. especially considering similar specs (1 inch larger + mSD slot) to the ASUS Nexus 7 but over $100 more expensive
  • InvalidError
    Anonymous said:
    nice tablet

    pricing? not so much. especially considering similar specs (1 inch larger + mSD slot) to the ASUS Nexus 7 but over $100 more expensive

    The Nexus 7v2/2013 might be a nice tablet on the specs side but it has way too many people complaining about touch-screen and GPS issues for my taste. I have personally purchased three of those from three different places and returned all three of them due to touch-screen, GPS and miscellaneous other issues on ALL three of them, which should be statistically almost impossible unless it was a design, manufacturing or QA/QC issue.

    So the GPad might be a noteworthy alternative for people who are fed up with having to return their 3rd or 6th N7-2013 (on Google's N7 forum, there really are people who are on their 6th+ replacement) and want to try something else that might work as expected.