LG G Pad

LG has today announced global availability of the largest tablet in the G Pad series, the G Pad 10.1. The tablet will be made available in the United States initially, followed by other markets in Asia, Latin America and Europe later this month.

LG has taken several features from the G3 and included them in the G Pad 10.1, like Touch & Shoot, which allows you to activate and set the autofocus on the camera shutter with a single tap. Other features on the tablet include a selfie mode, a smart keyboard and dual window mode. LG's Knock Code unlock system and QPair 2.0, a utility that allows you to sync notifications from your smartphone to your tablet, are also present on the G Pad 10.1

When it comes to hardware, the G Pad boasts a 10.1-inch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU (most likely the Snapdragon 400), 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 5 MP camera, 1.3 MP front shooter, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity and an 8,000 mAh battery. The tablet runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. As for color variations, LG has announced that the G Pad 10.1 will be available in black and red.

There isn't any word of pricing, with LG stating that availability and pricing will be announced for individual markets ahead of the launch of the G Pad 10.1 in that market.

What do you guys think of the tablet? Would you be interested in picking one up?

 
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AKFL3TCH3R says:

Hmmm

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Tom Barnes3 says:

Would have liked to see better specs.

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Agreed. I sure hope the pricing reflects the low-mid level specs.

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DWR_31 says:

It has to be $200 or below or I'll be buying Samsung.

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DWR_31 says:

Then again that Walmart Sero 8 is only $129.99 with pretty much the same specs.

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Cory S says:

Which goes to show you can't just rate a device by the specs. You should go hold that thing... or look at it even. It's as big as a tank, but as hollow as a drum. The viewing angels are so bad you have to adjust the tablet angel to see the bottom of the screen when reading.

Yea. I just got a G Pad 10.1 and it's obviously much better than a friggin Walmart generic. Feels solid and premium.

thatguy97 says:

I'm thinking 229 or 299

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1280X800 on a 10 inch?That thing will look hideous

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Sunofabob says:

+1

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bez54 says:

Agreed. Poor specs.

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JFMobile says:

It didn't look hideous 2 years ago.

intrepid359 says:

Yeah, Samsung's been doing that for years and they didn't sell any tablets at all because of it.

thatguy97 says:

Well the first galaxy 10.1 had a 1024 by 600 and it looked Good
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hmmm says:

Well it seems they do not feel they can compete with Samsung and Apple and are shooting low. I suppose if they price it right people may choose an LG over an Acer or other no name. It's too bad though. I quite like my nexus 5 and G Pad 8.3.

Tom Barnes3 says:

Great combo. I have N4 and 8.3 and they compliment each other well.

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intrepid359 says:

I think LG is still trying to get a taste for the tablet market. They haven't been very successful, but the low-end market is pretty big. These would be competitors to the Galaxy Tab series. I'd buy this over a Tab... but I'd never buy a Tab, so it doesn't really matter.

pagger says:

This will end up one of those free bees, ya know buy ps 4 get this free, buy x bone get lg bag of bones....

from my old note3 which i had to sell my soul for;)

thatguy97 says:

Free Xbone that would be nice those non store brand dog treats can get expensive

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rgao007 says:

^

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TokranePo says:

I don't get it. Why the phone with super high resolution and the tablet without?

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Sunofabob says:

When I saw this I was like yes, a 10 inch, G3. I'm very disappointed.

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Aredubu says:

Not interested. Keeping my Sony Z2 tablet, but keeping my eye on the next Nexus.

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cybertec69 says:

This is mostly for people who are on a low budget that are looking to purchase a tablet, it will still do everything other tablets will do at a cheaper cost, it's not going to be a speed demon but it will do it's indented job just fine.

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valmorel says:

Nope!

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RaiderWill says:

I agree Cyber.. even though I own a G-Pad 8.3 and I am not considering this particular 10 inch device.. it will do just fine for many families out there.. It cracks me up how geeks run right to resolution.. and try to put anything under 1080P down.
No One but a geek hold a device 3 inches from their eyeballs and looks for pixilation.. Quad Core anything is fast, and Samsung showed with the Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1, as long as contrast and brightness are at a high level the screen looks just fine when held at normal (real world) viewing distances.
Geeks can spend that $500.00 and get the SuperAmoled Tab S and it's 2560 Quad-HD display and walk around with it 3 inches from their eyeball bragging that they cannot see a pixel.

RaiderWill says:

Eh... AC,
You know that is a pic of the 8 inch model... right?

DavieH1888 says:

Emm.. Snapdragon 400 with 1gb of RAM ... I'll pass

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zackmack7 says:

Is made like its supposed to be used primarily in portrait mode. A little weird if you ask me, seeing as how its 10 inches

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jonathan3579 says:

I wouldn't even buy this for my girlfriend who's not even close to being tech savvy.

plunder says:

The screen resolution seem about 2 years out of date! Unless this thing is cheap as chips forget it LG; even more surprising when you have a 2K phone screen. Why have they done this?

Sir Alex says:

I'd get one if it runs those video apps like Netflix, HBOGo, ESPN, etc. well. I don't mind the low resolution too much.

DWR_31 says:

The screen resolution is in direct correlation to the processor being used.

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speculatrix says:

I'm glad I picked up a g pad at bargain clearance pricing just a few months ago.