LG G Pad 8.3 packs 8.3in HD screen and immense power

LG slate's Full HD screen prepares to do battle with the new Nexus 7

LG is taking on the new Google Nexus 7 with its Full HD G Pad 8.3.

The compact tablet will arrive packing a 1920x1200 8.3in display, delivering 273 ppi – below the Nexus 7's 323 ppi 7in screen, but still pretty respectable.

Under the hood, the LG G Pad 8.3 features a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory, plus a 4600mAh battery. The G Pad will weigh in at 338g – "as light as a newspaper," according to LG, though it doesn't specify if we're talking about a freesheet or a sunday broadsheet.

Extra features include KnockON, which lets you activate the G Pad by double-tapping the display, QSlide, which lets you control three different apps in one window, and Slide Aside, which lets you switch between apps with a three-finger swipe.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but we'll be investigating further at IFA – where LG will be showing the G Pad 8.3 off. Check back for our hands-on review.

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