LG brings its latest G Pad tablets to the US

Slowly but surely, LG has been releasing details about the latest additions to its Android tablet lineup. Back in May it first announced the G Pad 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1, following the introduction of the G Pad 8.3 last summer. While it only had some very basic descriptions of the hardware to offer at first, it followed that news up in June with additional details, like the somewhat disappointing 1280 x 800 resolution all three tablets share. And while that helped complete the hardware picture, LG still wasn’t sharing all the specifics when it came to the start of sales, telling us it would follow up later with details on pricing in specific markets. Well, the new G Pads are now hitting the US, and LG is back with just that info.

Or at least, it’s back with most of it. LG says that the G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1 are now available nationwide at select retailers, though there’s no hint of any US availability for the G Pad 8.0. The manufacturer mentions retailers like Best Buy and Newegg as among that “select” group, and while we see both offering listings for the G Pad 7.0, the 10.1 has yet to similarly surface – that sounds like it’s just a matter of time, though.

As for pricing, the G Pad 7.0 comes in on the low end, just under $150; the 10.1, on the other hand, will retail for more like $250. The 7.0 might be palatable at that price, but we wonder how consumers will respond to the G Pad 10.1 and last year’s G Pad 8.3 occupying the same price point: do you go with bigger and lower-res, or smaller but 1080p (and with a lot more muscle under the hood)?

Look for the G Pad 7.0 to offer black, white, orange, and blue color options (above), while the 10.1 comes in either black or red.

Source: LG

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