BERLIN -- LG took the wraps off its new slate, the G Pad 8.3, a few days ago, but this is the first time it's allowed anyone in for a closer look. The G Pad 8.3 is an 8-inch tablet, with a quad-core processor, a Full HD screen, and an attractive aluminum-backed body.
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LG hasn't yet said how much the tablet will cost, but it's due to go on sale toward the end of the year, so keep your eyes peeled nearer the time.
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The back is mostly aluminum, with white accents at the top and bottom. There's a black model too, if white doesn't suit.
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There's a 5-megapixel camera tucked into the back.
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Dual speaker grilles have been cut into the aluminum back panel.
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It's 8.3 millimeters thick, so it's easy to slide into a bag. You'll need quite wide pockets to get it into your jeans though.
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The buttons on the side are metal too, helping it feel like a bit more of a premium device.
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There's a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top and it has a microSD card slot on the side.
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The two-tone effect is a little reminiscent of some of HTC's early phones, but it's not unattractive.
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It's easy enough to wrap your hands around and it's not too heavy to hold up for an hour or so.
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