LG G Pad 7 Review

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In a very short space of time, the tablet has become a linchpin of our connected lives.

Not only do most homes have them but the accessible nature of the touch interface, the large screens and plethora of connected apps and programs mean that just about anyone can get to grips with the benefits they have to offer.

With success comes proliferation so the market is currently stacked to the rafters with tablets offering different specifications, styles and operating systems. But if you’re on the lookout for a model which won’t break the bank and gives you a solid entry point into the tablet ecosystem, the LG G Pad 7 is a great place to start.

The 7 inch version of the G Pad (there are also 8.3 inch and 10.1 inch configurations) has a touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and strong viewing angles for sharing your movies and more.

Inside, you’ll find a quad core processor at 1.2Ghz which makes it one of the most powerful tablets in its price bracket and 1 gig of RAM to keep things running smoothly. It’s backed up by a 4,000 mAh battery which will keep you going for hours.

The LG G Pad may not be quite as sleek as some tablets on the market, but itis comfortable to hold thanks to its rounded corners and the 7inch size is perfect for reading a book in portrait mode or watching a movie when you flip it to landscape.

On the software side you’ll find useful extensions like Q Pair which syncs with your phone and shows important notifications (like an incoming call) on your tablet screen. The included IR blaster can be used a remote control for anything – including your TV and set top box – and you can even unlock the tablet with a series of knocks!

One useful ability of the LG G Pad 7 is multi-tasking. While its not as sophisticated as the equivalent on a desktop PC, you can run two apps side by side for added functionality. Perfect if you want to watch a video on YouTube while surfing the net or writing an email.

One potential issue with the G Pad 7 is the lack of internal storage – while it actually includes 8 gigs of space almost half of that is taken up by the operating system when you first take it out of the box. But this problem is easily fixed by getting a microSD slot and installing it, adding up to an extra 64 gigs of space.

The LG G Pad 7 is a pretty nifty tablet, with competitive specs and a price point that won't break your budget.It’s the perfect entry-level tablet in size and functionality that provides incredible value for money – so be sure to get down to your local Harvey Norman store to try it on for size.

The LG G Pad 7 is available now in black or white at Harvey Norman stores across Ireland. Shop for it here.

In Short: The LG G Pad 7 offers great tablet specs and functionality in an affordable form that’s perfect for first time tablet adopters

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