Starts at $249 for the 16GB version.
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Pro Google Support
Not only will the LG G Pad 8.3 Play Edition most likely be among the first to receive new versions of Android (because it's a Play Edition) but pure Android runs faster than skinned user interfaces. The Google Play Edition also comes out the box with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Pro IR Blaster
An IR blaster is a unique advantage over other tablets like the Nexus 7 and the iPad. Although the Google Play Edition has no app to use it preinstalled there are plenty of apps in the Play Store that allow you to control your TV with it.
Pro 8.3 inch screen
When a 7 inch tablet like the Nexus 7 just isn't big enough and a 10 inch tablet is just too cumbersome this 8.3 inch tablet is the perfect size. CNET even called the tablet "the ideal solution for those who think the Nexus 7 is too small and the 10 is too large."
- 1920 x 1200 (273 PPI)
273 PPI is even higher than the PPI of the Retina display on the iPad Air
Pro On Screen Navigation Keys
The G Pad 8.3 navigates the way Android was designed with on screen navigation keys.
Pro Build Quality
The G Pad 8.3 has a high quality design with a metal back. Although it still feels very comfortable to hold.
Pro Micro SD Card Slot
Even though the G Pad 8.3 only comes with 16 GB of memory. With a micro SD card the G Pad 8.3's storage can easily be expanded. An SD card is also easier to load music or movies on than plugging the whole tablet into your computer.
Con Limited availability
Not available in the UK for example.
Con Battery Life
In of the review of the non-Google Play Edition G Pad 8.3 (same hardware), LaptopMag.com noted disappointing battery life compared to the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini.
In their comprehensive battery test
•the G Pad 8.3 lasted 7 hours and 6 minutes
•the Nexus 7 lasted 8 hours and 26 minutes
•the iPad Mini lasted 10 hours and 33 minutes