If there’s one tablet around giving both Apple’s iPad Mini(s) and Google’s Nexus 7 2013 the heebie-jeebies, it’s definitely LG’s G Pad 8.3, available with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in a standard, Optimus-skinned version, and with 4.4 KitKat in a special, vanilla Google Play Edition.
What does the G Pad have going for it? A lot. Sensational looks, for one thing, then a vibrant and spacious-enough-but-not-ginormous 8.3-inch Full HD display, top-notch quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2 GB RAM, microSD support and comfy 4,600 mAh battery.
Also, decent pricing… for its value, though it can’t really take on the N7 2013 there, as it costs $300. But watch out, as it’s about to get even more attractive, thanks to Verizon. According to the always reliable tipster @evleaks, America’s number one carrier is eyeing a release of the 4G LTE-enabled device, presumably to cost roughly $200 with contracts.
Sounds like the kind of deal you can’t possibly say no to? Just be sure you think things through before making your final decision, as the Nexus 7 2013 is also on its way to Verizon. No carrier branding included. Such a shame no one knows when these two beasts are to debut. Any guesses? Anyone? Alrighty then, I guess we’ll just have to wait.