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LG G Pad III Owners Thread

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This tablet is so good that I bought 4 from Kijiji for the family, two new $150 each and two used at $90 each.
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Easto wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 1:35 am
Would this be a good option for school age children?

Looking for a tablet option for school programs (abc mouse, math prodigy, etc)

Something they can grow into and eventually load other apps: Facebook, Netflix, etc.
Define "good option".
I personally think it's overkill for abc mouse, math prodigy etc., but to each his/her own ...
Easto wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 9:48 am
Is there any other tablet I should be looking at? Obviously Ipad is in the running, but I don't have a Mac computer and I don't know if the price tag is justifiable.
Yeah, you should definitely go for an iPad ... with no case, preferably, so when your kid drops it on the floor you can invest in a new one.
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apvm wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 11:25 am
This tablet is so good that I bought 4 from Kijiji for the family, two new $150 each and two used at $90 each.
+++ I'd buy a few more at that price range.. are they still available on kijiji etc?
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My hope is they are still using it 5 years down the road. if it was for immediate use and only for a year I would get a LeapPad type tablet.

I'd prefer something that will provide long term use.

And yes I'd have a case on them
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charlesd79 wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 2:15 pm
Define "good option".
I personally think it's overkill for abc mouse, math prodigy etc., but to each his/her own ...

I'd prefer something that will provide long term use.
Keep in mind that for many on this thread the LG G Pad was a freebie that came with Fido's 3GB/$15 per month for 2 years promo. (The SIM and data plan are in our phones and the G Pad is being used WiFi-only.) For me the deal seemed too good to pass up even if I didn't, and still don't, have a particular use for the tablet.

In that sort of situation, the G Pad at $0 beats every other option even if it's "overkill" for school kids and/or lasts only a couple of years.
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Tichi wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 4:02 pm
+++ I'd buy a few more at that price range.. are they still available on kijiji etc?
No idea, I bought them in the summer.
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If I had to buy a tablet (not $0) for this purpose which would you suggest?
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bylo wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 10:10 pm
Keep in mind that for many on this thread the LG G Pad was a freebie that came with Fido's 3GB/$15 per month for 2 years promo. (The SIM and data plan are in our phones and the G Pad is being used WiFi-only.) For me the deal seemed too good to pass up even if I didn't, and still don't, have a particular use for the tablet.

In that sort of situation, the G Pad at $0 beats every other option even if it's "overkill" for school kids and/or lasts only a couple of years.
I did the same thing, but this deal is long gone, so his/her question is moot in regards to the 0 "price" you and me paid for it. (I actually managed to get a BB $50 gift card on top :razz: )
Getting back on topic, even $50, the price they ask now for a 2 year commitment, is a good price, so in regards to this I guess the answer would be "yes, it's a good tablet" :)
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Easto wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 8:55 pm
My hope is they are still using it 5 years down the road. if it was for immediate use and only for a year I would get a LeapPad type tablet.
Technology evolves so fast that 5 years is an eternity. Be thankful if you'll get 3 years out of it. I mean, I still have my HP Touchpad from 6 years ago, it's still turning on, I can still use some apps (like e-mail, a veeeeeeeeeeery slow browser, a music player, photo viewer), but it's stuck on Android 4 ... that's like using Windows XP on a PC today, if you know what I mean.
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Easto wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 11:51 pm
If I had to buy a tablet (not $0) for this purpose which would you suggest?
Sorry, I don't know the answer. Myself, I buy the cheapest brand name stuff, either new or refurbished, since I consider electronic devices being disposable.
Maybe this, if you're able to find a $25 off coupon
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108043626
Maybe others can chim in ...
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charlesd79 wrote:
Oct 27th, 2017 12:46 am
Technology evolves so fast that 5 years is an eternity. Be thankful if you'll get 3 years out of it. I mean, I still have my HP Touchpad from 6 years ago, it's still turning on, I can still use some apps (like e-mail, a veeeeeeeeeeery slow browser, a music player, photo viewer), but it's stuck on Android 4 ... that's like using Windows XP on a PC today, if you know what I mean.
As long as it can download the latest apps from Google Play, you're good. AKA can update Chrome etc.

Google's trying to fix issues with Android manufactorer updating with Treble.
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The only downside of this tablet is once updated to 7.0, 5ghz wifi is very sensitive to 5ghz wifi signal strength, best to use 2.4ghz only.
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charlesd79 wrote:
Oct 27th, 2017 12:46 am
I still have my HP Touchpad from 6 years ago, it's still turning on, I can still use some apps (like e-mail, a veeeeeeeeeeery slow browser, a music player, photo viewer)
lol, my kids use it to cast youtube/netflix. it's been a workhorse
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apvm wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 10:22 pm
No idea, I bought them in the summer.
A few remain in Ontario, close to $200 - used, and over $200 - new ones (up to $350 ! ;) ).

Ouch! It seems this tablet is (was) a little hidden gem.
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Tichi wrote:
Oct 27th, 2017 4:27 pm
A few remain in Ontario, close to $200 - used, and over $200 - new ones (up to $350 ! ;) ).

Ouch! It seems this tablet is (was) a little hidden gem.
Since my job requires me to travel a bit during summer, I was able to pick up some bargain within southern and south western Ontario, picked up one $150 sealed from Toronto seller, another from a seller in Chatham. A used $90 from Hamilton and a used $80 from Strathroy. There were quite a lot to choose from during summer, average price for sealed were $150-200 and used were under $100.

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