LG announces G Pad III 10.1 with HD display
LG has taken the wraps off its latest tablet, the G Pad III, which is a larger version of the 8-inch tablet that hit the market last May.
The device is being marketed as a tool suited for reading and taking online classes, which seems to be popular among the device’s target consumers. Reports indicate that LG is even partnering with academic institutions for the G Pad III’s rollout in its home country.
The G Pad III has a 10.1-inch screen real estate. It packs a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, qualifying the display in the full HD technology category. It has a massive 6,000 mAh battery. That should be enough to satisfy those interested in using it as an entertainment device.
The G Pad III could find itself at a disadvantage if it aims to challenge the e-book readers out there such as the latest Amazon Kindle Fire and even the latest iteration of the iPad Air. The device is quite hefty with its 510-gram (1.12 pound) weight. Users can’t possibly hold it for hours to read.
This should be the motivation behind LG’s decision to outfit the tablet with a kickstand. This contraption can do some impressive acrobatics as it is capable of angle adjustments of up to 70 degrees.
The identity of the G Pad III’s processor remains shrouded in mystery. LG only confirmed that the device will have an octa-core 1.5 GHz processor. It should be noted that the tablet’s smaller sibling sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617. — Reuters