Date Joined: 02/15/06
Pros: - Under 10"
- Easy to hold in hand
- very light
- 8.3" LCD 1920x1080
- Very fast quad core snapdragon processor
- microSD slot
- speakers are positioned fine for a tablet. Purchased a bluetooth speaker for playing louder music, etc.
- The LG Slide Aside, Qslide, Qpair, make multitasking a treat
- mirrorcast works great, nothing like seeing and hearing your tablet on the TV
Cons: screen not that bright in sunlight.
Overall Review: I have had many tablets in the last 4 years including fruit.
Last year purchased the top of the line Asus transformer infinity, to find out there was a system IO problem. Could not even browse the web without major lag, screen freezes while typing, etc. Thank the stars, the transformer could not swim and had to research for a replacement for work and slight gaming & SD slot.
After all the research determined the Samsung note 8 was the perfect size. Only downfall was the resolution 1280x800, same on all their tablets/notes from 7, 8 and 10, until you get into the 2014 editions. After researching on the forums and testing at BB, found a Samsung's have a stuttering problem just like my transformer... :(
So, more research and found about the LG Gpad 8.3. Perfect size, powerful, microSD slot.. :)
At BB after they found the Gpad placed with the phones, :( Played with this thing for an hour, no hick-ups, no freezing, screamed through Anatutu benchmark. And it looks very cool. :)
Have had this thing for nearly a month now and runs fabulously. I highly suggest to everyone.