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LG Intros G Pad 7.0 and LG G Pad 10.1 Starting at $150

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On Thursday, LG Electronics expanded its line of tablets with the launch of the LG G Pad 7.0 and the LG G Pad 10.1. Both are available now in BestBuy, Newegg and other select retailers nationwide for $149.99 and $249.99, respectively.

"Consumers are increasingly seeking a converged experience between their smartphones and tablets," said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company. "LG's range of new tablet sizes and seamless compatibility with premium devices such as the new LG G3 will provide a perfect complementary duo for a connected lifestyle."

The specs show that the 7.0 model sports a 7-inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution. Backing this screen is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and a 4,000 mAh battery. There are 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for adding up to 32 GB of extra storage, a 3MP camera on the back, a 1.3MP camera on the front, and dual-band Wireless N connectivity.

The 10.1 model consists of a 10.1-inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8,000 mAh battery. Also included is 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot adding up to 32 GB of storage, a 5MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front. In addition, there are two speakers, dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and GPS.

Both tablets include QPair 2.0, which allows users to tether any smartphone running Android 4.1 or later in order to receive and send messages and making calls from the tablet. The tablets include QuickRemote, allowing owners to use the tablet as a remote control for TVs, set-top-boxes, DVD and Blu-ray players, and more. There is also LG Knock Code, enabling users to unlock the tablet by using a "knock" sequence.

"LG G Pad 7.0 and LG G Pad 10.1 incorporate a unibody design that is lightweight and fits comfortably into the palm of your hand," states the press release. "Under the hood, LG G Pad 7.0 and LG G Pad 10.1 will provide the same reliable performance that has come to be acclaimed in its predecessor, LG G Pad 8.3."

For more information about LG's new tablets, head here.

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    sal9000 , July 11, 2014 7:08 AM
    7 in and 10 in have the same resolution and about the same specs. I dont see the 100$ worth of upgrades. 1 gig of ram is bare minimum. seems like last years nexus tablet for the same price
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    kawininjazx , July 11, 2014 8:44 AM
    2GB really wakes up Android devices, they put these nice processors in them then cripple them with 1GB of RAM. Resolution doesn't bother me as much on a budget device. The difference between using a 7" and a 10" is pretty noticeable.
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    InvalidError , July 11, 2014 10:07 AM
    Yay, more "new" 2014 tablets with specs from 2011-2012.

    They put 4k displays on 4-6" phones but are still only putting 1k on 7-11" tablets and tons of 11-17" laptops.

    Please wake up and at least raise the entry-level to 2GB RAM and 1080p for 7-11" - anything less than that is simply not worth anyone's money unless their one or two years old tablet goes bust.
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    marshal11 , July 12, 2014 1:20 AM
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    Yay, more "new" 2014 tablets with specs from 2011-2012.

    They put 4k displays on 4-6" phones but are still only putting 1k on 7-11" tablets and tons of 11-17" laptops.

    Please wake up and at least raise the entry-level to 2GB RAM and 1080p for 7-11" - anything less than that is simply not worth anyone's money unless their one or two years old tablet goes bust.

    What do you expect? It's a budget tablet! It's only 150-250$. Of course its not going to have the specs of a 350$+ tablet. There's a sweet spot, spending 350$ on a tablet will be getting more for your money.
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    InvalidError , July 12, 2014 7:42 AM
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    What do you expect? It's a budget tablet! It's only 150-250$. Of course its not going to have the specs of a 350$+ tablet.

    We are Effin' 2014.

    I'm not demanding the "specs of a $350 tablet"; I'm demanding specs that are at least on par with last year's similarly priced models as the absolute bare minimum. Every year until 2014, tablets and smartphones had at least one or two considerably improved specs over previous year's models at any given price point. This usually also came with last year's models' prices getting slashed.

    Most 2014 models on the other hand are WORSE than 2013's leaders around their respective price points: how many tablets below $400 today beat the $225 N7-2013's specs? At a glance, the N7-2013 is practically alone at 1920x1200 under $400. It is also alone with 2GB RAM. The only sub-$400 tablet that beats it by a hair is LG's G-Pad which has a TN instead of IPS screen and costs $100 extra.

    The N7-2012 re-defined the $200 tablet and the $225 N7-2013 was a pretty big step up from that.

    I was expecting to see a flood of N7-2013 clones around the $200 price point in 2014 but all we got is more 2012-class tablets.

    The $200-400 tablet market in 2014 is a sad joke.
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    icemunk , July 14, 2014 10:56 AM
    I'm happy with my little RK3188 tablets - Quad 1.6ghz 1gb ram 1020X600 IPS display 7" 3000mah battery - its a pretty speedy little tablet for $68.