Update 19 Dec: The LG G Tablet 8.3 is now available from Gadget World retail outlets for S$438, more than S$100 cheaper than its direct competitor, the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display.
LG is going full steam with its G line of devices, and now a tablet joins the ranks of the LG Optimus G Pro and the even better G2.
We’ve seen the amazing detail that LG is packing into its smartphones, and it appears that their tablet displays are getting similar treatment. The G Pad’s full HD-fronted display is the first of its kind for an 8in tablet with its higher resolution of 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array), leaving standard full-HD in the dust.
With such heavyweight brilliance in the display department, you’d expect the G Pad to be similarly stout in appearance to pull it off, but it remains sleek and portable at a more-than-manageable 338g. Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor with 1.7GHz of quad-core power, the G Pad packs a punch and you should be able to get some pretty decent life from its 4600mAh battery.
The G Pad's QPair app will play nice with other devices too - it seamlessly integrates calls and messages from other smartphones to be viewed and replied via the G Pad. It doesn't end there, as the G Pad's QMemo notes can be shared with other manufacturer's devices.
The G Pad also comes with improved multitasking features that made their debut on the G2: Slide Aside, which reveals the multitask bar a three-finger swipe; QSlide that shows three different apps in a single window; and the convenient KnockOn, which brings the tablet out of its slumber with a double tap.
For a full hands-on, check out our first impressions from IFA 2013.