Starting today, LG has entered the tablet game with their brand new LG G Pad 8.3. As you can probably tell from the name, it’s an 8.3-inch tablet with some fairly impressive specs for its low price. It features a 1920×1200 full HD display, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 quad core, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory with a microSD slot, a 5MP camera, a 4,600 mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The tablet features some unique features like QPair. It allows the tablet to connect to your Android smartphone to reply to texts, view recently opened apps, incoming calls, and even share QuickMemos. It also has QSlide, which allows floating apps with customizable size and opacity. All that’s left is to find out how well LG’s UI performs on a tablet.
You can pick the device up online at Best Buy for only $349.99, which is a pretty fantastic price for such a tablet. Its biggest competition in the Android world, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, costs $400 and has worse specs. It’s available in both black and white. If you prefer to get it in store, Best Buy will stock it on November 3. Would you buy one of these tablets? Leave a comment!Show Press Release
LG G Pad 8.3 offers easy-to-sync connectivity across all your Android mobile devices, including the new LG G2, with QPair*. 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.
“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.”
As easy to handle as it is powerful, LG G Pad 8.3 features a large 8.3-inch Full HD IPS display with 273 pixels per inch for sharp detail, clarity and high-definition imagery. A long-lasting 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer battery and quad-core processor combines with the amazingly clear LG G Pad 8.3 display for comfortable viewing of your favorite video, eZine or graphics-intense mobile game.
Designed with an intuitive, simple user interface, LG G Pad 8.3 is ideal for efficiency and utilizes LG’s suite of multitasking capabilities, such as QSlide Function™ 2.0, which allows the user to float two apps over the main screen with adjustable window size and transparency. The new device also comes equipped with Slide Aside, letting users simply move between any three open applications with a swipe of three fingers, for faster and more productive multitasking.
Key Features Include:
Processor: 1.7 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600
Display: 8.3-inch, Full HD IPS (1920×1200 pixels/273 ppi)
Memory: 2GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC ROM; microSD Slot up to 64 GB
Camera: 5MP AF BSI
Battery: 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.
Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
LG G Pad 8.3 is available online now at BestBuy.com and will be available in-store at retailers nationwide beginning with Best Buy on November 3. For more information and pricing details, please visit www.lg.com.
*Connectivity with Android phones and all QPair functionality only compatible with phones running Android 4.1 or later.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.