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LG G Pad 10.1 launched in the US via Best Buy, it's quite affordable

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LG G Pad 10.1 launched in the US via Best Buy, it's quite affordable
Initially announced by LG back in May, the LG G Pad 10.1 is now available to purchase in the US. For now, it seems that only Best Buy is offering the tablet, asking $249.99 for it. Mind you, this is the Wi-Fi-only version of the slate, and there’s no word on when an LTE-capable model should be released.

Sporting a 10.1-inch display with 1,200 x 800 pixels, the G Pad 10.1 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers several software features taken from the LG G3 smartphone - including Knock Code, Smart Keyboard, and the ability to take selfies using gesture controls. The tablet further comes with a 5MP rear camera (sans flash), quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage space, and a large 8,000 mAh battery that can probably provide plenty of usage time. 

At the moment, Best Buy is selling only the black version of the LG G Pad 10.1, which can be purchased at the source link below. The smaller LG G Pad 7.0 is also available at Best Buy (for quite a while), costing significantly less: $149.99.

source: Best Buy via Android Police

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posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:30 2

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

1280x800 on a 10.1" screen is as bad as the screen on the iPad 1/2. Pass.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:58 2

5. sgodsell (Posts: 4899; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Its a pass for me as well because I look for really top notch resolutions now. But at that price $249 for an expandable micro SD supported tablet with a quad core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1gb of ram. This could be a good kids tablet at that price. Especially with a 8000mha battery. That is quite large. I actually like LG products. They have done a good job on the Nexus phones and the previous LG G tablet.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:32

2. Zenzui (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

Screen resolution is outdated...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 20:06

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I'll pass. Not a good resolution plus only one gig of RAM? Least it's not amoled.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 20:27

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

They should have at least given it 2 GB of RAM. Google updated literally everything about the Nexus 7 in the 2013 edition and only increased the price by $30; a bump in RAM would be negligible to cost.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 23:17

18. Rydsmith (unregistered)

Google also subsidized the price of the tablet and took a loss, knowing that they could more than make it up with app purchases and ads, this is something LG can't do.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 23:54

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

They're already at the same level of Google's pricing. Obviously LG is going after Google and Amazon with their own tablets with low profit margins. Obviously LG can't take it quite as far as they can, but at this price an extra GB of RAM wouldn't hurt on the 10 inch model. I can understand why they wouldn't go that far on the 7 inch model.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 20:07

7. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

Why not snapdragon 600 at least!?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 21:12 1

12. clbond78 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

Nothing in this article talks of this being a mega tablet. Let's be serious for a second, half the specs mentioned are not being hugely noticed by the average customer. Screen tech at the end of the day is more of a preference, not a must have. What you have here is updated software, with some LG flagship features, and most importantly low cost tablet by a widely known and trusted brand. The G Pad 8.3 WiFi had great specs and the pricing was the major obsticale. Outside those going from advertisements, the market is very price driven. Hence explaining some of the lower specs that the average consumer won't even know unless thoroughly explained. This is a great buy between the two sizes for a huge portion of the market right now.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 21:27

13. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

Absolutely correct.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 22:33

17. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

This tablet is for old people who wants to own a tablet for the sake of owning one.

Atrocious specs.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 03:54

20. LikeMyself (Posts: 460; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)

LG G Pad 8.3 still the king!! Hope they bring that dual window to the G Pad 8.3 as QSlide is too limited!

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