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LG G Pad 8.3 Arrives Today at BestBuy.com for $349

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First announced prior to IFA at the end of August, the LG G Pad 8.3 has now arrived on our shores and in Best Buy’s online store for $349.99. The G Pad 8.3 is LG’s first tablet in some time, but appears to be a solid entry. With an 8.3″ full HD IPS display (1920×1200, 273ppi) and Snapdragon 600 processor, it’s as powerful as almost any other tablet on the planet, but is still small enough to be a mobile companion, much like a Nexus 7. It’s also similar in build and design to the LG G2, which we can’t say enough good things about (our review). 

And since it’s like the G2, the software experience is very similar, meaning it offers “real-life benefits” such as multi-tasking with Slide Aside, Qslide, QuickMemo and KnockON. The device also quickly pairs with any Android device running Android 4.1 or higher using QPair.

Here are the rest of the key specs:

  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 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

The G Pad 8.3 is available at BestBuy.com today and will hit a variety of other retailers on November 3.

Best Buy Links:  LG G Pad 8.3 (white) | LG G Pad 8.3 (black)

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  • Oli72

    im on this like a cheap suit

  • Keiah Billingsley

    Cantv wait I’m getting me one as soon as it just best buy in the store

  • selin demir

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  • Juan

    I’m waiting for this one. Once its in EU I’m buying it.

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    • arpiggies

      Shameless

  • rick00770

    Awesome, I just bought the nexus 7, maybe get this later , like the look and build quality.

  • JMonkeYJ

    dang, qpair actually sounds really useful. i’ve been wanting something like that for a long time. nice they made it compatible with any phone, but of course the tablet has to be an LG tablet.

  • paul_cus

    Considering this.

  • starnovsky

    I’m surprised it’s not Snapdragon 800. Why?

    • paul_cus

      Probably price.

  • Morbid138

    gPad….. iPad… LG awaits a law suit.

  • nobody72

    how big is the battery in nexus 7; my key concern here is battery length. And it has an sd slot !

  • http://www.jmillionnyc.com/ Jason Million

    pretty good pricing for these specs. Its more then the Nexus 7 but then cheaper then the Note 8

  • sagisarius

    Kinda pumped to try this, seems like a just right size!

  • Jeremy Gross

    alittle pricy compared to the nexus :(

  • MotoRulz

    Have to say that I really like the look.. but I prefer my tablets skinless. Still rocking the Xoom

  • Dale

    Why not wait for the Nexus 10 (2013) and get a bigger, faster tablet for ≈$80 more.

    • PolarBear

      Hey, that’s what I wanted to say.

    • mustbepbs

      Because 10″ might be too big for some people? I had the first generation N10 and found myself using my phone more because the tablet was too big for my uses. And using it in portrait (what I used it in the most) was really goofy.

      • Dale

        I’ve always wished that the Nexus 7 was actually the Nexus 8, the 7″ screen size just seems a little small for a tablet. I love the 8″ screen size, but personally, I just think this LG tablet is priced too little high.

        • dannyWHITE

          $350 for a tablet with those top of the line specs seems fair.

          • David Henry

            I’d agree it is pretty good for the price, but it is not quite top of the line. For starters it has the Snapdragon 600 which is quite impressive, but not as impressive as the Snapdragon 800

        • Butters619

          I find the Nexus 7 to be perfect sized. I can put it in my back pocket when my hands are full. An 8″ tablet wouldn’t fit lol.

          • arpiggies

            This will fit in your back pocket just fine.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Thats if they fix their spec problems, and it’s made by Samsung

    • nobody72

      Google always drop the sd slot; bad google.

  • sdny8

    I really like it. Just got a g2 so I think I’ll hold off on a tablet for another 6 months. I like the display size and the micro SD. Handy for movies.

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    • rich

      Would love someone other than the Chinese to make a 9.7 4:3 aspect tab. Its perfect IMO for a tab.

      • Mark Nguyen

        Acer has their A1 budget tab with a 4:3 7.9 inch screen essentially like the iPad mini… But that’s a farm nag compared with this thoroughbred. I really like it, but have to wrap my head around paying $350 for it…

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Perfect competitor to the new Amazon Kindly HDX tablet! (this one actually runs the normal Android OS)

    Still no Nexus 7 though (gotta love instant updates + full unlock) ;)

    Then again, this one does have a microSD slot (something that is going the way of the dodo as of late). :)

    • porter86

      But it doesn’t compete with the HDX very well – http://versus.com/en/lg-g-pad-8-3-vs-amazon-kindle-fire-hdx

      Other than having normal Android as you say. The screen on the HDX is meant to be gorgeous. This one only has 273ppi, what is this, 2010?!

      • Open1Your1Eyes0

        The only reason the PPI is slightly smaller is because the screen is 8.3″ as opposed to 7″. Whenever you increase the size of the screen but keep the resolution the same the PPI valve will decrease. Some people actually want something a little bigger than 7″ display but not a full size 10″ tablet. This is for those folks.

        • hkklife

          If this thing had 32GB internal storage I’d consider it. If it had a Snapdragon 800 I’d consider it even more. But as-is, it’s at least $50 overpriced. But the build quality does look like a huge leap ahead for LG.

        • porter86

          Yes you’re right about the PPI.. but I would prefer a sharper better looking screen which is a bit smaller to be honest! Each to their own I guess :)

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Doesnt compete with the 8.9in HDX. Not anywhere close.

  • truth_cutz

    Still on 4.2??? Don’t bother…you won’t ever see an OS update…

    • Blue Sun

      I’d be surprised if this device got to 4.4.

      • truth_cutz

        I’d be surprised if it gets 4.3

    • arpiggies

      HBO GO will work though!

  • snowblind64

    Looks pretty nice. LG’s really been stepping their game up lately.

  • Pierito

    That rear is very HTC-esque….looks kinda nice.