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LG G Pad 8.3 launches: $350 gets you 1920x1200 screen and premium chassis

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LG G Pad 8.3 launches: $350 gets you 1920x1200 screen and premium chassis

We found the LG G Pad 8.3 to be one of the best additions to the Android slate stable, and it is now officially available in the US for a pretty good price point, considering its specs and looks.

The MSRP for the tablet in the US is $349.99 in places like Best Buy, for which you get an 8.3" 1200x1920 almost Full HD IPS display, a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory plus microSD slot, 5 MP BSI camera on the back, and a generous 4600 mAh lithium polymer battery. LG G Pad will be running Android 4.2.2. at launch.

The slate comes with the trim 8.54 x 4.98 x 0.33 inches (216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm) dimensions, and just 11.92 oz (338 g) of weight, despite the brushed metal backplate. Yep, you read that right the 8.3" screen comes with the hearty 273ppi density, making the G Pad 8.3 one of the best value for money small Android tablets you can buy at the moment, barring the subsidized new Nexus 7.

source: BestBuy

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:22 2

1. NexusPhan (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


James Bond's Birthday 007 - 7 days left
Everybody dance now by C+C Music factory. 4 min 6 seconds long - 6 days left
This is it. Michael Jackson. The Jackson 5 - 5 days left.
Kitkat 4.4 - 4 days left.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:55 1

7. hmd74 (Posts: 264; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Monday...

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:59

8. NexusPhan (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I think Monday invites will go out for an October 28th event. At the event, they'll announce early November availability of the Nexus 5. Maybe KitKat before the end of October.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:18

14. hmd74 (Posts: 264; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Maybe...

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 13:05 1

19. moanismk (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Next up is 3.....
Half Life 3 confirmed?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:31 1

2. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Too expensive

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:34 7

3. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Nexus 7 7" $229 ,, lg g pad 8'3 $350....bigger screen ect

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:09 6

9. taikucing (unregistered)


note 8 is more expensive but uglier & weaker

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 12:04 1

18. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


I have the note 8 and I really like it, I seriously wish it had a higher pixel density and that annoying camera hump was absent but other than that it runs smooth and is pretty practical. I only paid $200 for it on craigslist brand new.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:35 5

4. mr.techdude (Posts: 536; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Noting beats my nexus 7 2013, its a BOSS

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:41 2

5. sri_tech (Posts: 187; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Good luck against nexus 7.

I think nexus line up is hurting all these android tablets because they cant sell a product with great specs without losing money.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:53

15. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Asus can sell a product with great specs without losing money. Not just the n7 either, the transformer and memopad lines are sweet for the price.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:44

6. yonith (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I would buy this in a heartbeat if it had the Snapdragon 800 in it. Too bad, LG, too bad.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:13

10. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


The price will drop very quickly to $299 at most B&M shops and I suspect there will be rebate deals as well. Considering a slightly bigger screen, bigger battery, and a microSD slot, it's a pretty good buy once it hits below $300 price point.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:27 2

11. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)


dudes, the nexus 7 is only available in a few countries

and this has better specs

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:45 3

12. joaolx (Posts: 350; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


This "8.3" 1200x1920 almost Full HD IPS display" is actually a higher resolution than Full HD. It's a little misleading.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:56

13. bubbadoes (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 May 2012)


One day all of these manufacturer's will get it, but until then this is what you get. LG drops it's slate into the line-up and it cost more than than the current Pure Google Nexus 7 starting @ $229, and on top of that it's higher than the ipad mini starting @ $329. If you want to make a mark then this baby should have been priced commensurate to it's surroundings!! DOA is my take.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:15 3

16. anleoflippy (Posts: 247; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Decent pricing. Remember, not all countries get that subsidized price of the new Nexus 7. It is actually expensive where I am from.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:47 1

17. Kartio (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


It's 300€ in Finland ( Nexus 7 32gb is 300€ too) so pretty good deal with that price :)

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 14:04

20. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


4.3 alone makes this not worth it, trim is pretty damn important.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 18:32 1

21. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


its 16:10 not 4.3. And the bezel is pretty thin for a tablet. Looks like this tablet is about the same size as my Blackberry Playbook with its svelte bezels compared to the thick bezels of the PB. As far as the price range of $300-400

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