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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.
Sony Vaio Tap 11
Sony is finally joining the Windows 8 tablet fray with the Vaio Tap 11, which will use an Intel Haswell processor and come with up to 4GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The 11.6-inch slate includes a detachable wireless keyboard complete with touchpad that doubles as a cover when attached. Other specs include 1,920x1,080 resolution, 8-megapixel camera, a digital stylus, NFC support, and a Windows 8 Pro option. Like Microsoft's Surface, the Tap 11 has a built-in kickstand to make it easier to see what you're typing on the keyboard. Again, no specific pricing or availability (beyond "autumn") has been announced yet, but you can learn more from CNET's hands-on.