The LG G Pad 7.0 LTE doesn’t leave much to the imagination. The name says it all—it’s a 7″ tablet with LTE connectivity, bringing all of LG’s software bells and whistles to the party. What the name doesn’t tell you is that soon, you can get one for $1. Waiting for the catch? Well, yeah. There’s a catch.
Getting a brand new tablet for the price of four (is it down to two now?) gumballs requires you to also buy an LG smartphone from AT&T. The good news is that LG has seen something of a resurgence in the smartphone game as of late. They’re not jockeying for position with the big two or anything, but their phones, like the G3 and the G Flex, have been getting more critical acclaim than LG has been used to. They’re not bad buys, especially when they come tethered with a $1 tablet.
The tablet’s not half bad, either. It runs on a 1.2 GHz processor and is equipped with Android 4.4 KitKat. There’s a 5 MP rear camera and a 1600 x 900 resolution IPS display, too—there’s nothing here for spec fiends, but for everyone else, this is still a perfectly serviceable tablet. On the software side, you’ll find QPair, which pairs your tablet to your Android smartphone, allowing you to use your tablet as a phone, and Dual Window, which can run two separate apps in split-screen mode.
Even if you don’t want to buy an LG smartphone, the G Pad 7.0 LTE is still decently priced. You can get it from AT&T by itself for $150 with a two-month contract or for $12.50 per month with no down payment and no contract.