LG launched its G Pad 8.3 in the U.S. this morning and revealed that the mid-sized tablet will cost $349.99. Starting today, the new slate is available online through Best Buy’s website, and will hit the retail chain’s shelves on Nov. 3. The device was first announced in September.
The tablet’s $349.99 price tag makes it a more expensive buy than Apple’s iPad Mini and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.0, as well as the 7-inch tier currently dominated by Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s smaller Kindle Fire devices. It could end up being a tough bargain for consumers who are trying to save cash, but we’ll reserve our final judgement until we’ve spent some quality time with the device though.
The LG G Pad 8.3 comes equipped with a 1920 x 1200-pixel display at 273 ppi, 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with no microSD support, a 4,600mAh battery, a 5-megapixel main camera, and a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera. The new tablet runs Android 4.2.2 with LG’s own software on top, and comes in either black or white.