Google and LG caught plenty of people off guard when taking the wraps off the G Pad 8.3 Google Edition with “vanilla” Android 4.4 KitKat on board, but unfortunately the pricing made the slate… not quite a steal.
$350 may be no fortune, yet it’s more than 100 bucks extra to what Big G charges for the Nexus 7 2013. On the bright side, if LG’s Optimus UI doesn’t seem like the biggest abomination in Android history to you (and no, it’s not), and you can settle for a slightly older version of Google’s mobile OS, the standard G Pad 8.3 is up for grabs on the cheap.
How cheap? 50 bucks off its list price, so $300. Still north of N7’s tariff, however there’s no comparing the two when all is said and done. The G Pad is bigger, packs a slightly superior CPU (quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600), more spacious 4,600 mAh battery and, best of all, allows storage augmentation via a microSD card.
Convinced it’s the better deal? Then head on over to Best Buy and Newegg, where you can score the tab with pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in black or white. With free shipping. No expiration dates announced, but it’s better to be safe than sorry, so hurry up.
Via [The Droid Guy]