LG unveils the G Pad 8.3, their first tablet since 2011

By Scorpus ยท 7 replies
Sep 1, 2013
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  1. LG has officially taken the wraps off the G Pad 8.3, the company's first tablet since the mediocre Optimus Pad of 2011. The G Pad was originally expected during IFA 2013, but it appears LG was too eager to show...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Nice any news on the price?
  3. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    About time tablets started to make the bezel thinner on the sides and get rid of that hideous 1 inch thick one that takes up too much screen like they are doing with the new smartphones now pushing the screen to the edges as it should be.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    Have it rooted out of the box, then more will buy it.. Looks nice and 2GB of RAM would give you 1.5GB free. They are using DDR2 instead of DDR3, even the cheaper tablets use DDR3.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    LDDR2? Just why?!
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    iPad, G Pad, only 24 letters left! A, B, C, D, E, F, H, J, K ,L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z are still available for your company's naming convention, but only for a limited time. ALL LETTERS MUST GO!!!

    Silly names aside, I'm glad to see that somebody is finally making a tablet with an effectively sized screen. One thing that's always bugged me about tablets is the amount of real-estate that goes to waste underneath the glass.
  7. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    z is taken by xperia z (not tablet)
    xp, two letters, (not tablet) was already taken by ms.
    numbers 7, 8, 8.1, (possibly 8.2 and 9) (not tablet), are taken by ms.

    apple has taken the 'mini' and its competitors are following it.
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +171

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab is already like this.

    This looks like it has a good combination of specs and size/weight. Not much larger than my first gen Nexus 7 and weighs about the same.

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