LG G Pad 8.3 inch Android tab

With the announcement of the G Pad 8.3 Android-powered tablet computer, LG just launched its own version of an 8-inch tablet computers. It probably is intended for those who think that a 7-inch is too small and the 10-inch too unwieldy for on-the-go use. A nice middle ground, if you ask me.

But the LG G Pad 8.3 is not just about screen size, it comes with some cool features, too. Beneath that 8.3-inch screen size is a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor. That makes for a powerful tablet computer.

How about a full HD display for that screen size. The official marketing techno-speak says that the G Pad 8.3 “is equipped with a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) display capable of delivering picture quality with even higher resolution than a standard Full HD display.”

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Add to that a 16 GB eMMC storage, 2 GB RAM, 5.0 MP rear and 1.3 MP front cameras, and a 4,600mAh battery for extended usage.

On the software side, the tablet, when released, will be powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, with the following UX-enhancing features:

  • Control as many as three apps in one window with no interruption using QSlide
  • Turn the device on and off by tapping the display twice. LG calls this KnockON
  • Enjoy seamless multitasking by “simply “sliding” currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe.” LG’s term for this feature is Slide Aside
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The G Pad 8.3 will start shipping in the fourth quarter of this year, but a price tag has not been fixed yet. However, considering that the cheapest 7-inch Android tablet from a big-name vendor is US$149.00, I don’t expect the price to be lower than that, unless LG want’s to give consumers more than enough reason to buy one. You may read the official announcement here.
LG G Pad 8.3 inch Android tab


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15 Responses

  1. Stay away for this people of Scaleway, bad CRM, bad terms and conditions and the worst is the ask for personal documents in inmage, they piss of on privacy policies…. 2€ stolen from this people…

  2. I do not recommend ScaleWay because I was stolen. I used a card and shortly after it was active, it was attempted to be used for purchases without my permission. After that, I tried to remove the card in the company, and they were amazed, they only withdraw by Ticket. I decided to cancel the card and no longer use the services of the company, after all, I lacked a lot of respect in using my card. And they are very unreliable.

  3. Well, your post is a bit weird, like you consider the payment process as a part of hosting technology.
    Following your logic, I can blame PayPal to be a bad system because it does not allow accepting money in Ukraine.

    The workaround for security code is simple, I just keep an almost empty debit card for internet payments, and I add funds only when I need to pay for services online.

    I have been using Scaleway for 6 weeks, and it is great.
    The only problem is that not all of their listed bare packages are available, and you have to wait for a couple of weeks till they send you an invitation to enable your signup.

    Once you start using Scaleway, you get to love it.

  4. Hello,
    Scaleway VPS are ok for an ARM… low bandwidth.
    Customer service, on the other hand is the worst i had until now.
    It has been 3-4 months since i am struggling to remove my credit card information and personal data from their side.

    Short story:
    I got a VPS to test it out. I asked them about the price and they said it was free.
    After 1 month i got a invoice ( 2 Euro or so)…. i asked them why tell it is free for testing if they bill the service at the end of the month. The answer was evasive so i asked them to quit the service.
    I payed my bills and now i open a ticket each month to delete my data from their side ( that includes credit card details).
    They say they will delete it … but you won`t be able to delete the account and data.
    Personally i don`t like to have my private and bank information stored without any means to delete it.
    I don`t recommend their service. Worst customer experience until now.
    Thank you

    1. Hi,
      I’m having the same bad experience with Scaleway. This is the second month I’m getting billed and I’m not using any of their services. A month ago I effectively closed the account, but it seems it is not closed, my credit card data is still there and I cannot delete it, AND I’m getting billed … I have just opened a ticket demanding the deletion of credit card data and personal information.
      I’m based in France, so I’m seriously thinking of making a formal complaint to the authorities.
      I don’t recommend this service either. Buy a RPi or an Odroid-C2 board yourself for your hosting needs!

  5. SecureCode is the feature of MasterCard, not ScaleWay. You should contact the your bank instead
    SecureCode is a very nice feature, this adds an extra layer of security because the billing system could be compromised any time

  6. I thought you were *going* somewhere with that introduction and I was actually interested in reading your post, but you don’t like Scaleway only because you weren’t able to pay with PayPal.

    TL;DR of the post: The problem with Scaleway is that the author couldn’t pay with PayPal. That’s it.

  7. Well, that’s damn good reason for post like this. If they don’t bother to support paypal (witch work well everywhere) it’s not worth to try. (Yeah, i’m (bit) bitter as I cant pay for it 😀

  8. Wow. Cry me a river, mate. Seriously? You blame Scaleway as a hosting provider and say they have “problems” because their payment processor requires your information be MORE secure?

    Get real.

  9. You’ve probably discovered by now that your post is unfair in blaming scaleway for the extra security code now required when using credit cards on line.

    It’s the credit card companies that came up with this wheeze, so your article about declining to use scaleway because of something that is nothing to do with them looks a bit silly.

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