Looking for a super-affordable business tablet that doesn't compromise on business features? The Android-powered LG G Pad 7 may be just the device. At $150, the LG G Pad 7 features a vivid 7-inch, 1280 by 800 resolution display, and comes with plenty of business apps and the longest battery life of its competitors. Here are some other features that you'll find make the G Pad 7 a quality choice.
The LG G Pad 7 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and is packed with plenty of business features to help you stay productive. These include Dual Window, QSlide, QuickMemo+ and Qpair.
Dual Window. Need to multitask? Dual Window lets you open and work on two apps at the same time by splitting your screen. For instance, you can check your email while viewing your calendar, work on files while conferencing on Hangouts, or look up directions on Google Maps while browsing the Internet. [Best Tablets for Business: 2014 Edition]
QSlide. Easily access your calendar, email, file manager, calculator and other business apps from the notifications drawer. QSlide also lets you launch up to two apps simultaneously.
QuickMemo+. This note-taking app allows you to quickly write messages, scribble notes, set up reminders, add images and save other information to your tablet. Memos can also be shared on Google Plus, Gmail and other social networks.
Qpair. If you have an Android smartphone, Qpair lets you connect and sync your phone to the G Pad. This lets you receive calls, texts and notifications sent to your phone on the G Pad.
The G Pad can also keep your data secure. In addition to security apps available on Google Play, the built-in Knock Code feature also prevents unauthorized access to your tablet. Instead of requiring a password, Knock Code lets you set up a pattern of up to eight "knocks" on the screen to unlock the device.
Battery life and performance
Where the G Pad shines is battery life. If you need a tablet that can last you all workday and then some, then this is the tablet for you. In a LAPTOP bench test, the G Pad had a battery life of 11 hours and 18 minutes, lasting three hours longer than the average tablet and up to five hours longer than tablets in its class, including the Dell Venue.
Where the G Pad is lacking, however, is in performance. It runs on the 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, which LAPTOP found delivers "middling performance compared with other 7-inch slates."
The tablet also comes with 8GB of storage and a microSD slot to expand storage up to 32GB.
Originally published on Business News Daily.