LG's new business slate gives you a bigger display and lots of handy features for business users. The LG G Pad 10.1 is a larger version of the LG's 7- and 8-inch G Pad tablets, launched last month. Under the hood it packs the same quad-core processor as its smaller counterparts, so it should deliver pretty good performance for everyday business tasks. But the big 10.1-inch screen – combined with handy software features such as split-screen multitasking – is what makes this tablet good for work. Check out these three productivity-boosting features.
The LG G Pad 10.1 sports a big HD display, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. That's good for business users who want a tablet with a bit more real estate to work on. Compared with the 7- and 8-inch G Pads, the new 10.1-inch slate gives you more space for editing a document on the go, and basic tasks such as browsing the Web are easier on a large display. You'll sacrifice some portability, however, so commuters and frequent travelers may want to opt for a smaller tablet.
That big display makes LG's split-screen multitasking features even more useful. Dubbed QSlide, the feature lets you open a second app in a persistent floating window on your screen. That gives the G Pad 10.1 better multitasking capabilities than the average tablet. You can resize the floating app and drag it around the screen for optimal positioning, or minimize the window by dragging it to the side of your screen. Not every app can be run in a QSlide window, but the essentials are available including a Web browser, calculator, calendar, messenger and more.
Knock Code is a useful security feature that lets you lock and unlock your device quickly and easily. It lets you unlock your device by registering a unique series of taps on the display, even with the screen turned off. Tapping out your password lets you turn your tablet on quickly and securely, without the need to fiddle with lock buttons or cumbersome passwords. That's a nice security buff for business users who use their tablet for work, especially if you store sensitive or private client data on it.