LG Optimus Pad Review

At the descent of the 21st century, personal computers were introduced in the late 80’s, then laptops and soon after all those geeky gadgets were replaced by netbooks. Nothing lives forever and soon by the early 2000s computer engineers at various computer production companies began working on a serious project to build something smaller and faster than the traditional netbooks and that is when Tabs short for Tablet PCs were born. In this fast, raging society Tablets are everywhere and have a lot to prove and show their worth.

Are you ready to discover the secrets behind the LG Optimus Pad? Well for starters, it sports a 8.9 inch widescreen display just like the iPad 2 but is thinner in height and width. With no soft or physical button on the front display, the Optimus is the true definition of a touchscreen tablet.

When trying to look “Inside” the Optimus, let’s try and get past the button-less, wide screened font panel. The LG Optimus Touch pad contains the Android 3.0 Honeycomb dual core ARM cortex A9 processor, GeForce GPU Graphics card and 1 Gb of RAM.ies underlying the sleek outer plastic casing. In addition, the 1 Ghz brain power is supplied by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform. Even though the 32 GB of memory and flawless application surfing without any lag time in between, when tested, it was seen that the tablet is excellent for running multiple applications at a time but it is still not up to par with the Apple iPad 2 or HP TouchPad. It feels like just to jump in the competition to produce user friendly touch pads LG took it’s chance but failed when it came providing smooth interface between the tablet and the user.

The side of the tablet is equipped with highly accessible application buttons to multitask and create shortcuts to favorite apps. This allows you to jump around and work on different apps with a slight touch of a button. The Android 3.0 technology enables the Optimus Pad to customize the soft key setting for a personable experience. The biggest difference one can notice between the HP Touch Pad and Optimus is that you are able to view and edit documents in various formats on the LG Optimus Pad. This experience becomes easy and palatable as the widescreen featuring amazing touch screen settings covers up for the missing “keyboard” on the Pad.

As mentioned earlier, the Optimus Pad sports an 8.9 inch high resolution LCD screen. The high resolution helps with text legibility and eases the pain of zooming in and out during browser surfing. Also, this widescreen is accommodates movie watching and includes features such as playback and video recording supporting full HD abilities. Sporting bright colors wit pictures at accurate angles, the only disappointment here is sunlight legibility- but it’s workable. One of the biggest attractions of the LG Optimus Pad is the 3D capability. Like the TVs that LG produces, they have done a good job of introducing the 3-dimensional feature to pad itself. There are dual cameras set up an inch apart from each other for extraordinary 3D video capture. When working on 3D video capture there are different modes that you could use such as mixed, anaglyph, side by side or single. Recording using the side by side you can play the captured video on your television by using an HDMI cable and likewise, recording in the anaglyph lets you watch the video on a big screen using 3D blue and red glasses. The funnest part about 3D video capture is that whichever mode you pick…you can always play it on your television- pretty cool eh?

The Optimus Pad contains the 6400mAh battery which efficiently functions to allow longer use of the tablet. It is important to know that doing heavy tasks can suck up the battery faster than just browsing the wb, checking you mail or facebooking or tweeting. That being said continuous use of the video might require you to plug in your tablet way before. With this you can generally use your Optimus Pad on a long flight without any hesitation. The tablet also allows for inserting your SIM card by manually removing the back cover and resetting all the functions associated with the sim.

Now, there’s a lot more to the Optimus Pad than the big widescreen or the 3D capture and that is its above average sound quality. The Android Honeycomb application with its unique album design is used to manage all your music in different formats.

A few disadvantages that were noted are as follows:

  • More expensive than other tablets with same functions
  • 3D still pictures cannot be shot
  • Battery is non replaceable
  • Missing microSD card slot

Finally, the amazing features of the LG Optimus Pad makes it the number one choice among users. With this device you can easily play games such as Angry birds or card games, prance around the house checking emails, jamming out to your favorite music and tweeting-all at once! The 3D video capture feature definitely distinguished the Optimus Pad from other tablets this year. This could be on your birthday or Christmas wish list?

Key Features at a Glance:

  • 8.9 inch wide and LCD screen with touchscreen features. 8.9″ 16M-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen of WXGA (1280 x 768 pixels) resolution
  • Powered by Android 3.0. Honeycomb
  • Built-in memory: 32 Gb
  • Dual 5 mega pizel high resolution cameras with geotagging features and 2.0 megapixel camera for video calling applications
  • 2.0 MP front-facing camera; Video calls
  • Full HD and 3D Capture
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • USB Port available and mini HDMI port
  • Stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • GPS with digital compass and geotagging features
  • Rechargeable Battery

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