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LG is still making G Pad tablets, latest has a 10.1-inch screen

LG is still making G Pad tablets, latest has a 10.1-inch screen
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Interest in tablets ain't what it used to be, but people do still buy them so companies like LG are still making them. The Korean firm's upcoming G Pad II 10.1 has mid-ranged specs and hopefully the pricing to match.

The LG G Pad II 10.1 isn't a high-end tablet, and we don't yet know its pricing, so there are a few missing pieces to this puzzle. We do know that the slate has (true to its name) a 10.1-inch display, along with 1920 x 1200 resolution (224 pixels per inch).

It has a high-end processor – well, high-end in late 2013, that is. Its Snapdragon 800 is the same CPU found in the nearly two-year-old Galaxy Note 3 and Nexus 5. That's still a solid enough chip to have today, but far off the pace of recent 64-bit octa-core beasts from Qualcomm and Samsung. The tablet also gives you a mid-ranged by today's standards 2 GB of RAM.

At 437 g (15.4 oz), it also isn't the lightest tablet out there, but that's just 12 percent heavier than the super-light iPad Air 2, so it should also feel fairly feathery in hand.

Rounding out its specs are 16 GB internal storage, a microSD slot and 7,400 mAh battery.

Based on its specs sheet, we're hopefully looking at mid-ranged pricing here, perhaps in the US$200-ish or less range. Anything more than that, and you'd may as well keep on walking.

LG will be showing off the G Pad II 10.1 at IFA early next month, and will announce pricing and exact release dates "at the time of launch."

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