Another Small Tablet Maker Takes Aim at Apple’s iPad Mini
LG Electronics became the latest company to mount a challenge to Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad mini after it announced the G Pad 8.3 last week reports TheVerge. The G Pad 8.3 features a 1920×1200 resolution screen, which the Korea-based company claims is the first high-definition display for a small tablet of this size. In contrast, the current iPad mini features a 1024×768 resolution display.
LG’s upcoming tablet also has an 8.3-inch screen that is slightly larger than the iPad mini’s 7.9-inch display. In a teaser film, LG describes the 8.3-inch display as the “perfect size” for a small tablet that can fit in your pocket but still offer high-quality video viewing.
Although the Asus-built Nexus 7 also boasts a high-definition screen, LG apparently believes that the 7-inch Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) tablet qualifies for a different tablet size category. In this sense, it appears that LG is aiming its small tablet market ambitions squarely at Apple’s iPad mini.