Remember the Optimus G Pad 8.3 we went hands-on with at Computex this year? We were originally worried it wouldn’t come to Australia, but LG Australia has come through giving the tablet quite a reasonable local price.
The Optimus G Pad 8.3 is an 8.3-inch tablet very similar to the G and G2 smartphones, only super-sized and even more supercharged. The screen is full HD 1920×1080 resolution with 265 ppi, and packs a blitzing quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. That’s all powered by a giant 4600mAh battery to keep you keeping on.
As far as design is concerned, it’s very pretty. The back takes design cues from the iPhone 5 with a burnished aluminium finish on the rear panel interrupted by the two edges of different material (plastic in this case). The screen is bright and beautiful and it’s straddling that perfect middle ground between small tablets and larger devices at 8.3-inches. Super-portable but still very effective for displaying your content.
The GPad 8.3 will hit JB Hi-Fi store shelves in a couple of weeks for the fairly reasonable price of $399.
We’ll bring you our full review of the GPad 8.3 shortly.