Oct 17 AT 1:09 PM Dima Aryeh 13 Comments

LG G Pad 8.3 launches in the US for $350

LG G Pad 8.3

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!

Source: LG G Pad 8.3 Black, LG G Pad 8.3 White

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 17, 2013 – LG Electronics today announced the U.S. launch of LG G Pad 8.3, a new device in the company’s premium “G” line of mobile products. Now available for purchase online at BestBuy.com, and in-store at retailers nationwide starting with Best Buy on November 3 for an MSRP of $349.99, LG G Pad 8.3 is the ideal Android companion and entertainment device, offering simple connectivity capabilities, a stunning 8.3-inch Full HD IPS display and an impressive suite of powerful features.

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 Functionâ„¢ 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® Snapdragonâ„¢ 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
Weight: 338g

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.

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • shirley65

    my roomate’s step-mother makes $65/hr on the computer. She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her paycheck was $14625 just working on the computer for a few hours. read here …….. http://iop.li/pw

    • stace3610

      At $65/hr that means she’s working 11+hrs a day. Sounds a bit too much like hard work to me …

  • www.phonewbie.com

    This is the perfect tablet for me. Just can’t find room in my budget for it. Black Friday where are you?

    • Paxmos

      How much would you save on a Black Briday on this?

  • Paxmos

    I have already ordered one. It looks definitely awsome.

  • rhY

    Too expensive. Nexus 7 seems a better deal…

    • donger

      agreed.

  • impromark

    I’m in the market for a more portable tablet than my current Acer A700, and this and the Nexus 7 were the final two on my list. The principal argument I read tends to be be features versus price… For me, cost is thankfully not as much of an issue this time so I’m strongly leaning to the G-Pad for screen size, processor power, and expandability.

    Still, $350 is pretty steep for a tablet this size – but that’s only really if you compare apples to Apple, as it were. As an Android tablet it sits between the $300 Samsung Tab 3 8.0 and the $400 (for now) Note 8.0, the latter of which I expect to nosedive in price around Black Friday and through the holidays as they clear stock. I really doubt this tab would see a sale before boxing week, and even then only if sales are poor, which they may well be. Asus has their MeMo 8 somewhere closer to $200, but it’s a budget tab with matching specs, so it’s not really part of this comparison from my perspective.

    Point being, it is clearly the best speced Android tablet in it s size class and LG thinks this warrants the cost… For Android fans, they think we’ll take the plunge for the better features. For the platform agnostics, they think they’ll buy the G-Pad for the extra features and premium build (or price, if you compare this + a 16gb SD card for $15, versus $429 for the equivalent 32gb iPad mini). And they clearly don’t care about the Apple fans, probably believing as most of us do that you won’t be able to pry them away from their precious iPads, and so they aren’t even trying.

    So, as much as we want to have this thing at $300, LG’s made the logical choice IMO. I think I’m going to get this one. Might wait for boxing week though, just in case. ;)

    Mark

  • poppjn

    i’m from Vietnam , i want buy LG G Pad 8.3 White
    gmail : gakoxuog@gmail.com

  • Notsean

    Would be nice if it had an HDMI out. Good specs otherwise. Still on Pre-Order on BestBuy as of this moment.

  • Artificial Bacon

    Honestly, this is a pretty nice bang for the buck in comparison to some other tablets on the market today…..at least in the states. This might be my tablet of choice come next month depending on what else is announced before then and how fluid of an experience it brings forth in addition to how well the battery holds up.

    And technically, this isn’t LG’s first entrance into the tablet game, but it might be their first successful entrance as long as they push it hard enough to match Samsung and Apple’s marketing. O_o

  • impromark

    Just closing the loop on this one, but it seems that LG priced this one right to compete with Apple after all, halfway between their old and newer iPad minis. Good on ya, LG – now get these puppies on the street!

  • harisha

    Good

  1. my roomate’s step-mother makes $65/hr on the computer. She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her paycheck was $14625 just working on the computer for a few hours. read here …….. http://iop.li/pw

    • stace3610Guest 2 years ago

      At $65/hr that means she’s working 11+hrs a day. Sounds a bit too much like hard work to me …

  2. This is the perfect tablet for me. Just can’t find room in my budget for it. Black Friday where are you?

    • PaxmosGuest 2 years ago

      How much would you save on a Black Briday on this?

  3. PaxmosGuest 2 years ago

    I have already ordered one. It looks definitely awsome.

  4. rhYGuest 2 years ago

    Too expensive. Nexus 7 seems a better deal…

  5. I’m in the market for a more portable tablet than my current Acer A700, and this and the Nexus 7 were the final two on my list. The principal argument I read tends to be be features versus price… For me, cost is thankfully not as much of an issue this time so I’m strongly leaning to the G-Pad for screen size, processor power, and expandability.

    Still, $350 is pretty steep for a tablet this size – but that’s only really if you compare apples to Apple, as it were. As an Android tablet it sits between the $300 Samsung Tab 3 8.0 and the $400 (for now) Note 8.0, the latter of which I expect to nosedive in price around Black Friday and through the holidays as they clear stock. I really doubt this tab would see a sale before boxing week, and even then only if sales are poor, which they may well be. Asus has their MeMo 8 somewhere closer to $200, but it’s a budget tab with matching specs, so it’s not really part of this comparison from my perspective.

    Point being, it is clearly the best speced Android tablet in it s size class and LG thinks this warrants the cost… For Android fans, they think we’ll take the plunge for the better features. For the platform agnostics, they think they’ll buy the G-Pad for the extra features and premium build (or price, if you compare this + a 16gb SD card for $15, versus $429 for the equivalent 32gb iPad mini). And they clearly don’t care about the Apple fans, probably believing as most of us do that you won’t be able to pry them away from their precious iPads, and so they aren’t even trying.

    So, as much as we want to have this thing at $300, LG’s made the logical choice IMO. I think I’m going to get this one. Might wait for boxing week though, just in case. ;)

    Mark

  6. i’m from Vietnam , i want buy LG G Pad 8.3 White
    gmail : gakoxuog@gmail.com

  7. NotseanGuest 2 years ago

    Would be nice if it had an HDMI out. Good specs otherwise. Still on Pre-Order on BestBuy as of this moment.

  8. Honestly, this is a pretty nice bang for the buck in comparison to some other tablets on the market today…..at least in the states. This might be my tablet of choice come next month depending on what else is announced before then and how fluid of an experience it brings forth in addition to how well the battery holds up.

    And technically, this isn’t LG’s first entrance into the tablet game, but it might be their first successful entrance as long as they push it hard enough to match Samsung and Apple’s marketing. O_o

  9. Just closing the loop on this one, but it seems that LG priced this one right to compete with Apple after all, halfway between their old and newer iPad minis. Good on ya, LG – now get these puppies on the street!

  10. harishaGuest 2 years ago

    Good