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Topic # 129068 2-Sep-2013 20:47
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So below is the details of the new tablet offering from LG.  The first tablet announced by them in a couple of years since the Optimus Pad which was not that successful.  I have to say some of these features actually sound pretty good.  If I didn't have a branded tablet already I'd give this a try especially like the pair with your Jellybean cellphone to be able to use the tablet as your phone.



SEOUL, Sep. 1, 2013 —
LG Electronics (LG) today announced the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, the latest
addition to its G Series lineup of premium mobile devices. The all-new
LG G Pad 8.3 boasts the first Full HD display on an 8-inch class tablet,
a unique user-experience and wide range of connectivity features. Set
to officially debut next week at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, the
LG G Pad 8.3 builds on the recent launch of the LG G2 superphone,
reinforcing LG’s commitment to leadership in advanced mobile devices
through its premium G Series products.

 

“Complementing
our G Series smartphones, the introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 further
strengthens LG’s premium lineup consisting of our most cutting-edge
devices,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG
Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our G Pad is just another
example of LG delivering devices with the unique selling points
consumers around the world will appreciate.”

 

Pocket-Sized Portability with Powerful Battery

Despite
its large display, the LG G Pad 8.3 features a slim and sleek form
factor that is comfortable enough to hold in one hand. Such compact
portability is based on LG’s learning from consumers regarding the
optimum size of a tablet. While maintaining its portability, the LG G
Pad 8.3 squeezes in a powerful 4600mAh battery for long-lasting usage
time but is still as light as a newspaper at just 338g.

 

First Full HD Display Tablet in 8-inch Class

Incorporating
a key attribute of other premium G Series devices including the G Pro
and G2 smartphones, the LG G Pad 8.3 is the first 8-inch class tablet to
offer a Full HD display. The G Pad is equipped with a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA
(Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) display capable of
delivering picture quality with even higher resolution than a standard
Full HD display. In addition, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600
Processor with 1.7GHz Quad-Core CPU enhances the viewing experience with
powerful performance as users will be able to enjoy Full HD content
without any compromise.

 

True Convergence Experience with QPair

The
LG G Pad 8.3 meets the demanding requirements of the convergence age by
improving connectivity between multiple devices. With the unique QPair
app, every call and message received on a smartphone will appear on the G
Pad for a true convergence experience. Users can then send simple
replies through the LG G Pad 8.3. QPair also allows the G Pad to easily
connect to other manufacturers’ smartphone and tablets (Jelly Bean OS
recommended). Notes created on the G Pad’s QMemo can be seamlessly saved
into users’ smartphones and shared from either device.

 

User Experience Maximized for a Tablet

The
LG G Pad 8.3 offers practical features that provide real-life benefits,
such as enhanced multitasking. Thanks to its 8.3-inch Full HD Display,
user experience (UX) features unique to the LG G Pad 8.3 are maximized
for the large screen:

 

- Slide Aside enables seamless multitasking by simply “sliding” currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe

- QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window with no interruption, especially convenient on a large screen

- KnockON turns the device on and off by tapping the display twice

 

The
LG G Pad 8.3 will be rolled out globally in key markets including North
America, Europe and Asia as well as other regions starting in the
fourth quarter of 2013. Prices will be announced at launch time.

 

 

Key Specifications:

- Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
- Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
- Memory: 16GB eMMC
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
- Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
- Battery: 4,600mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 338g
- Colors: Black / White

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  Reply # 889026 3-Sep-2013 15:13
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Wow so no one likes this tablet??? Oh well I like the sound of it athough the tablet market is very over saturated.

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  Reply # 889042 3-Sep-2013 15:27
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So I'm confused, it's a Nexus 7 with a slightly bigger screen and an older build of Android?


First Full HD Display Tablet in 8-inch Class


Wow, that's awesome! Wait, the Nexus 7 is the same res in 7-inch class.




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  Reply # 889067 3-Sep-2013 15:48
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I think the Nexus is not the first 7 inch tablet with a HD screen but if they get to make a claim like that then I suppose they are lol.

I recently bought a HP Slate and the resolution is average. Is a nice tablet for what it's used for though and at $99 brand new I wasn't complaining at all.

I only use it as a larger screen for Android gaming and the occasional web browsing as my 4.7 inch phone screen (although full HD) is just a little too small and accidental keyboard presses are annoying as ..... You can however tell the difference in screen quality as my phone looks significantly better.

I think a well built tablet at the right price point should always be well received. I don't like the overpriced (although well built) tablets that can cost as much if not more than a mid range laptop or desktop PC.

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