6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: LG G Pads sport sleek designs and affordable prices

About Video Transcript

First Look: LG G Pads sport sleek designs and affordable prices

2:17 /

These 7- and 10-inch tablets are average budget tablets with a high-end look.

[MUSIC] The 7 and 10 inch G Pads are an affordable pair of slates with matching specs and sleek minimalist designs. At first glance, the two tablets look cool and high end but a closer look reveals their budget tablet status. For CNET, I'm Xiomara Blanco and this is the first look at the LG G Pad 7.0 and 10.1. Their designs remind me of first generation Google Nexus tables. Which is a compliment. The d pads have comfortable rounded corners that melts into your palms and the smooth map back that feels good against your fingertips. But doesn't provide much grip support. Back wise the tablets are twins. They sport 1280 by 800 pixel resolution displays and house one point two gigahertz quad core processors. One gigabyte of ram, 16 gigabyte of internal storage, and the micro SD card expansion slot. Both tablets have a pair of power and volume button, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, five megapixel rear camera, and IR blasters for universal remote capabilities. There is no ambient light sensors so you have to manually adjust the screen's brightness when switching environments. The screen resolution looks better on the seven inch than on the ten inch. The ten incher's screen looks obviously pixelated. But both tablets consistently suffer from laggy touchscreen response, especially when waking up from sleep. The LG G Pad sport a redesigned interface with cute icons, dual window capabilities, and a tile based approach. To the recent app key. Other cool software features include the Q-slide app which can float above open apps for quick access and useful preloaded apps like Q pair which syncs your smartphone to your tablet. Starting at 149 $, the seven inch model fits into the current landscape of small budget tablets. And, is a good deal if you can't splurge on the $229 Nexus 7. At $249, the ten incher is a slightly better deal, since most large tablets start at around $300. However, its pixellated screen and touch screen lags, might warrant a bump in budget. For more information on the performance of the LG G Pads, check out my full review. again i'm Blanca for cnn and this has been the first look at the LG G tablet as seven point o and seven point one [MUSIC]

New releases

Tiny Mega Corp's Zero G Nano Suction iPhone 6 case defies gravity
1:35 31 March 2015
This upcoming iPhone 6/6 Plus case incorporates NanoSuction material that emulates the adhesive qualities of gecko feet to stick to...
Play video
Playing Super Mario 64 in HD makes us want official Mario game remasters (Tomorrow Daily 152)
26:59 31 March 2015
On today's show, Ashley and Khail discuss NASA's wacky plan to give the moon its own tiny asteroid moon, one programmer's excellent...
Play video
Top 5: Affordable cars
3:47 30 March 2015
Brian Cooley runs down a list of the top five CNET-rated affordable cars.
Play video
Open up to LG's premium door-in-door fridge
2:29 30 March 2015
The LG LMXS30776S warrants consideration despite its 4000 price point.
Play video
Amazon takes on Angie's List with handymen for hire
2:56 30 March 2015
Pay for help around the house with Amazon Home Services, listen to high-def audio with Jay Z's Tidal, and stream Spotify for free on...
Play video
James Deane was born to drift
6:51 30 March 2015
In the world of drifting, James Deane is, despite his youth, one of the leading names. XCAR found out how he got into the sport and...
Play video
Spotify's streaming service arrives on Sony's PlayStation Music
1:25 30 March 2015
Spotify brings streaming music and playlists to your PlayStation console, and you can control it all from your phone.
Play video
Samsung's premium-looking gas range costs less
2:06 28 March 2015
The $1,699 Samsung Gas Range with True Convection, model number NX58F5700, has a lot to love at a reasonable price.
Play video