LG's new tablets are capable business slates in a range of different sizes. The new version of the LG G Pad debuted this week in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch variants. The tablets also sport a variety of productivity-boosting software features to keep your data secure, and help you stay on top of your notifications. Exact pricing and availability, as well as detailed specs for the devices, have yet to be specified, but LG said that that information will be released soon. In the meantime, here are three features that make the new LG G Pads worth waiting for.
The first iteration of the LG G Pad features an 8.3-inch display. For its second outing, LG is offering up three different sizes for the new G Pad, so there's a version that suits the needs of every business user. If you value portability, the 7-inch version is your best bet, while the 8-inch version offers up slightly more screen real estate. Meanwhile, the 10-inch version may be a bit less commuter-friendly, but provides enough space to get some real work done.
Security is a top concern if you use your tablet for work. But conventional methods of locking down your device can be a nuisance, forcing you to re-enter a passcode every time you want to use the device. The new LG G Pads feature an alternative solution called Knock Code, which lets you unlock your tablet by registering a unique sequence of taps on the screen. The feature lets you tap out your code on any part of the display, whether it's turned on or off, to quickly unlock your tablet. It's a more convenient way to keep your device secure, especially if you store sensitive or private client data on it.
It's easier to work on a large tablet than on your smartphone, but paying too much attention to your slate can cause you to miss important emails, calls or other notifications that arrive on your phone. The new G Pads offer QPair, an app that lets you sync all your notifications between your devices. When an alert arrives on your phone, it will automatically be pushed to your tablet so you can take action.