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First Look: The LG G Pad 8.3 is a Full HD, quad-core, metal tablet

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First Look: The LG G Pad 8.3 is a Full HD, quad-core, metal tablet

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The LG G Pad 8.3 slaps a Full HD screen and a burly quad-core chip inside a slender metal frame.

I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and I'm over at the IFA tech show in Berlin. This time, I'm taking a look at the LG G Pad 8.3. Now, as the name suggests, this is an 8-inch tablet from LG backing a full HD screen and a quad-core processor. The G Pad is only 8.3 metal thick and weighs just 338 grams, so you won't struggle to carry it around with you. The weight it does have does make it feel satisfying the premium, something that's definitely helped by the all-glass front and this aluminum back panel. Its 8-inch size does mean that it's not going to easily slide into your jean's pocket though. The screen has a full 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. As the pixels have been squashed into quite a small area, it means that things look satisfyingly crisp. It's bright and very bold too, so it's at least good enough for watching Netflix movies. Onto the hood is a beefy 1.7 gigahertz quad-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM. That should be more than enough to use for any task you'll likely to throw it up. It runs on an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and LG has chucked in its Q Pair app that connects to your smartphone to display phone list on the bigger screen. LG has said that the G Pad 8.3 will be on sale for the end of the year, although it hasn't yet said how much it will cost. If it's going to be competitive against the new Nexus 7, it's going to have to be quite affordable. We'll find out a lot more near of the time. Make sure to just keep it at CNET for all the latest tech news. I'm Andrew Hoyle, and this is the LG G Pad 8.3.

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