The Good The LG G Pad 8.3 has a crisp full-HD display, a fast quad-core processor, and expandable memory.
The Bad At $350, the Wi-Fi variant is steeply priced, and its design lacks a premium feel.
The Bottom Line With its speedy and reliable performance, the LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid small-sized tablet, but for non-Verizon customers, the smoother and less expensive Google Nexus 7 is the better choice.
Zippy and reliable, but pricey
Editors' Note, March 12, 2014: This review has been updated with analysis of the G Pad 8.3's 4G LTE data performance on Verizon Wireless.
When the G Pad 8.3 initially launched in November 2013, it was a Wi-Fi only tablet available online and in Best Buy retail stores with a steep $349.99 price tag. After its initial roll out, two other versions have been released, including a Google Play Edition and a 4G LTE model for Verizon.
Though LG has been out of the tablet game for a while (in fact, back in 2012, it announced it was putting tablet development on the back burner to focus on smartphones instead) the G Pad's specs are, for the most part, comparable to today's competition. Namely, it's equipped with a Snapdragon 600 processor and a sharp high-resolution screen.
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