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LG G Pad 8.3
LG hasn't made a big splash in tablets to date, but the Korean electronics giant hopes to change that with the G Pad 8.3, a rival to both the Apple iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7. Its screen size (8.3 inches) is a touch larger than the iPad Mini, while its 1,920x1,200 resolution is the same as the Nexus 7 (which packs those pixels into a smaller 7-inch display). It doesn't come with Android 4.3 like Google's latest (relying on 4.2.2 instead), but offers its own QPair feature that lets you sync your Android phone to the G Pad via Bluetooth. The tablet can then show you texts and calls from the phone. No firm release date has been announced, nor has LG said if the G Pad will reach North America or just be available to the rest of the world. More on the G Pad 8.3 from ZDNet's own Larry Dignan.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
Most of the Samsung hype went to its Galaxy Gear "smartwatch," but it also showed off a refreshed Galaxy Note 10.1 that features some powerful specs. Those include an eight-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 2,560x1,600 Retina-like screen. Samsung uses that display for what it calls a "magazine-style" interface, along with what it says is enhanced multitasking. It's also updated the S Pen digital stylus and given the Note a faux leather back cover for a little style boost. No pricing info or a specific release date beyond the third quarter of 2013, but you can get some hands-on info from our sister site CNET.