Optimus Pad Price Drop
Dreaming about a tablet at a low price? Well, then you really should consider the LG Optimus Pad. When the device was released about a year ago, it cost nearly £700, but now it can be found for about half the price! It seems some retailers are clearing up stocks ahead of Mobile World Congress 2012, thus providing a rare opportunity to get your hands on a great tablet PC for an incredibly low price. Yes, the Optimus Pad may not be the most popular tablet on the market, but it manages to stand out from the competition in many ways. In fact, price was the main criticism, but that’s not an issue currently.
The Optimus Tab features a 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, which is even slightly higher than the standard 720p one. Powering the device is a 1 Ghz Cortex-A9 with 1 GB of RAM. Just like the Optimus 3D smartphone, the tablet has dual 5-megapixel cameras that can either shoot regular 1080p videos in 2D or 720p vidoes in 3D. Strangely, there’s no option to shoot 3D stills. Unlike the Optimus 3D, the screen can’t display 3D imagery by itself, so you’ll need to arm yourself with special glasses. The Optimus Pad also features HDMI connectivity, so hooking it up to your favourite HDTV is a breeze. Other notable features include stereo audio output through via Bluetooth, support for Flash 10.1 and USB On-The-Go support. Internal memory is 32 gigs, which should be enough for most users, although strangely there’s no microSD card slot. Finally, forget about telephony, as the tablet has no support for it. As you see, the Optimus Pad is not without faults, but for around £350, those aren’t really important.