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My local Best Buy has the G-Pad, and I wasn't terribly convinced on it :/. The aluminum back was nice, but in the end, I think the LG Android 'skin' just wasn't my thing. Sure I can root it, but I didn't feel the awe with it like I did with even the G2.
 
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My local Best Buy has the G-Pad, and I wasn't terribly convinced on it :/. The aluminum back was nice, but in the end, I think the LG Android 'skin' just wasn't my thing. Sure I can root it, but I didn't feel the awe with it like I did with even the G2.

Compare it to other tablets in the space. It is selling for $250 currently. That puts in the range of the Nexus 7 pricing but with a much bigger screen and far superior set of features.

I don't real care what the skin on a tablet looks like be it LG, or Touchwiz on my Samsung tablets. I use a tablet with apps not staring at the main screen.

I far prefer it to the IPad Mini's I have in my house (both retina and non retina) and the Samsung 8" I just gave away.

It's only real competition in the Android space is going to be the new Samsung Tab Pro 8.4. Except the 8.4 is likely going to be $400...

Why anyone would take a Nexus 7 over the LG is beyond me. They just released a google play edition that has KitKat on it as well (same hardware).
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Compare it to other tablets in the space. It is selling for $250 currently. That puts in the range of the Nexus 7 pricing but with a much bigger screen and far superior set of features.

I don't real care what the skin on a tablet looks like be it LG, or Touchwiz on my Samsung tablets. I use a tablet with apps not staring at the main screen.

I far prefer it to the IPad Mini's I have in my house (both retina and non retina) and the Samsung 8" I just gave away.

It's only real competition in the Android space is going to be the new Samsung Tab Pro 8.4. Except the 8.4 is likely going to be $400...

Why anyone would take a Nexus 7 over the LG is beyond me. They just released a google play edition that has KitKat on it as well (same hardware).

Yeah, just noticed the GPE edition, but even the normal LG skinned edition was $349 at my local Best Buy. Is the $250 a special pricing in your area?

I agree about the skinning, but it's just one of the smaller things that gets to me. At $250, though, I'd be inclined to snatch one up.
 
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Compare it to other tablets in the space. It is selling for $250 currently. That puts in the range of the Nexus 7 pricing but with a much bigger screen and far superior set of features.

I don't real care what the skin on a tablet looks like be it LG, or Touchwiz on my Samsung tablets. I use a tablet with apps not staring at the main screen.

I far prefer it to the IPad Mini's I have in my house (both retina and non retina) and the Samsung 8" I just gave away.

It's only real competition in the Android space is going to be the new Samsung Tab Pro 8.4. Except the 8.4 is likely going to be $400...

Why anyone would take a Nexus 7 over the LG is beyond me. They just released a google play edition that has KitKat on it as well (same hardware).

Quite happy with my Nexus 7(turned down two chances to get Gpad for $249/$279 during Newegg sales in Nov/Dec), It gets a lot more custom Rom & kernel support it gets compared to Gpad 8.3 , not to mention its screen is much brighter(screen brightness have been mentioned as a con in multiple Gpad reviews), also from my experience Nexus 7 have great battery life when you drop its brightness down to Gpad level. Though there isn't a definitve study on Gpad's battery life yet, I am still waiting for its Anandtech review.

Last time I checked, Gpad is also lacking in cases(various Nexus 7 cases swarms amazon.com, 2x the number of Gpad cases there ) available. Especially multi-angle cases that allows the tablet to be used more conveniently inlandscape mode.

Compared to all those above, bigger screen size with smaller ppi isn't all that important to me.

AOSP vs skin is not a big problem for me(though I prefer AOSP's cleaner settings/notification bars) but I prefer the using custom kernel & roms for extra features & improvements in performance/battery life.
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Quite happy with my Nexus 7(turned down two chances to get Gpad for $249/$279 during Newegg sales in Nov/Dec), It gets a lot more custom Rom & kernel support it gets compared to Gpad 8.3 , not to mention its screen is much brighter(screen brightness have been mentioned as a con in multiple Gpad reviews), also from my experience Nexus 7 have great battery life when you drop its brightness down to Gpad level. Though there isn't a definitve study on Gpad's battery life yet, I am still waiting for its Anandtech review.

Last time I checked, Gpad is also lacking in cases(various Nexus 7 cases swarms amazon.com, 2x the number of Gpad cases there ) available. Especially multi-angle cases that allows the tablet to be used more conveniently inlandscape mode.

Compared to all those above, bigger screen size with smaller ppi isn't all that important to me.

AOSP vs skin is not a big problem for me(though I prefer AOSP's cleaner settings/notification bars) but I prefer the using custom kernel & roms for extra features & improvements in performance/battery life.

I have two cases for it... Easy to find and cheap.

The Google Play edition is a clean interface and on a side note XDA already has a number of ROM's for rooting. Again the Nexus has been out months longer than the G Pad so of course it will have more resources. Perhaps you should compare items that are released at the same time rolleyes.gif

Of course there are more cases for the Nexus, it has been out months longer than the GPad. When the Nexus 2nd gen first came out, there were zero cases to be found (I know I bought one the day it was released). After a few weeks cases started showing up online. Go into Bestbuy or Future Shop and they still only have one or two cases. the G Pad is not even available yet in Canada at retail locations...

Seeing as I had the 2nd gen Nexus 7, the Samsung 8" and both IPad Mini's I was able to compare brightness. The LG is dimmer at maximum brightness than the Nexus and the Samsung (as well as the original IPad Mini). It is a bit brighter than the Mini Retina though.

Considering the Nexus is too bright at maximum brightness (and as such users dial it back for the most part), again I don't see this as a knock against the LG.

Engadget's video loop test has the LG and the Nexus 2nd gen roughly on par with both set to 50% brightness. Of course the Nexus can be set lower to get a comparable light level and as such will have a longer duration battery but the LG is on par with most modern tablets (the IPad Mini being an exclusion of course).

Going back to the screen, the LG has far better color reproduction than the Nexus 7 2nd gen, better blacks and richer colors. Not even close (and I had them side by side for half a day playing with them).

And of course that Micro SD slot is mighty handy biggrin.gif




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Yeah, just noticed the GPE edition, but even the normal LG skinned edition was $349 at my local Best Buy. Is the $250 a special pricing in your area?

I agree about the skinning, but it's just one of the smaller things that gets to me. At $250, though, I'd be inclined to snatch one up.

Bestbuy and Tigerdirect both had it on for $250 to $270 nationally up until last week. I would expect it will become the standard price for it in short order (and that is what is being indicated by LG).

This will be a smart long term move as it will hit the new Samsung 8.4 way below the belt on pricing. The Samsung will be superior hardware but a great deal more expensive.
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Bestbuy and Tigerdirect both had it on for $250 to $270 nationally up until last week. I would expect it will become the standard price for it in short order (and that is what is being indicated by LG).

This will be a smart long term move as it will hit the new Samsung 8.4 way below the belt on pricing. The Samsung will be superior hardware but a great deal more expensive.

I see. With similar hardware to the S4, Note 3, and G2, I can't see the G-Pad as a bad performer in the first place tongue.gif.
 
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It was just announced that the G Pad (V500) is getting Kitkat this quarter.
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Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
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Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
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Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
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Im looking for a Tablet for reading PDF e-books i downloaded (I found 500$ worth of textbook e-books from my friends and got all of my semesters books for free!) so i need to be able to view PDF files. I also want the tablet to be able to play games/netflix. What should i get? 200-300$


maybe the kindle fire hdx 7"?


can get that 200$ new
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i7 3770k @ 4.5ghz Z77X UD3H 1080TI 8gb Trident X 2400MHZ 
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Samsung 840 PRO 128GB WD Blue Crucial M4 256Gb Seagate 3TB 
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Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 64bit VG248QE QNIX QX2710 
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Vizio M492i Ducky Shine 3 EVGA 1300W G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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Samsung 840 PRO 128GB WD Blue Crucial M4 256Gb Seagate 3TB 
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Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 64bit VG248QE QNIX QX2710 
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Vizio M492i Ducky Shine 3 EVGA 1300W G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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Kindle has great hardware but closed software ecosystem. No Playstore... It also has no Micro SD card slot.

What size of tablet are you looking for?
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Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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GooBang Doo MX3 
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