From March 6 to the 10, you can purchase the G Pad 8.3 for $100 with a two-year contract. After the 10th, the price will go to $200 with a two-year contract. Even though you’ll be locked to Verizon’s network for two years, we thought is was an overall good tablet that we might have liked more if it was cheaper.
Here’s where things get a bit interesting. You have the option of buying the G Pad 8.3 off-contract from Verizon for $300. Considering that the Wi-Fi variant of the G Pad 8.3 normally goes for $350, you’re saving yourself $50. Having the LTE radio there in case you want to use Verizon’s network definitely helps things a bit.
As a refresher, the G Pad 8.3 packs an 8.3-inch Full HD 1920 x 1200 IPS display, powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Since this is a non-Google Play Edition, we are looking at Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the Google Play Edition running Android 4.4 KitKat. Finally, the 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB of onboard storage round out the tablet’s specifications.