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LG tablet challenges mini sales

* LG has launched a new mini-sized tablet named the G Pad to compete with the updated Nexus 7 and iPad mini.

The device features a 1920 x 1200 8.3-inch display, making it a competitor for the Nexus 7's "best screen ever".

But while both devices have the same amount of pixels, the Nexus's smaller seven-inch display gives it the edge.

Whether consumers prefer a (marginally) sharper image, or a (marginally) larger screen is probably not a debate that will rock the tech world.

Inside the G Pad there's a 1.7GHz processor backed up with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory.

The real stand-out features of are the software updates designed to ease syncing the device to your Android phone.

The QPair app means your phone's calls and messages will pop up on your tablet's screen for "a true convergence experience", with users able to reply via phone or tablet.

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LG's G Pad will be offered in both black and white, but won't use the latest version of Android OS – it'll only be on 4.2.2.

Other tweaks from LG include QSlide and Slide Aside – UI updates that take advantage of the device's larger screen.

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