The LG G Pad 8.3 entered the Play Store nearly a week ago, becoming the first Google Play Edition tablet and the closest thing you can get to an 8-inch Nexus. Unfortunately, this model is no cheaper than the original, and at $349 for 16GB, it's over $100 more expensive than the Nexus 7. But here's the deal - if you don't mind using a G Pad 8.3 with LG's less-than-stellar custom software, or you're up for installing a custom ROM yourself, then you might like to know that you can get the original G Pad 8.3 for $299.99 from eBay and Best Buy.
As many of you know, it doesn't take too much work to flash a ROM like CyanogenMod onto the original G Pad 8.3 to erase LG's UI. Yet if that isn't good enough- if you really just want a Google Play Edition instead - flashing that ROM may be possible too. Neither method is guaranteed to be bug-free, and the latter may not even work at all, so think long and hard before clicking the link below if you can't live with the device as it is.