The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is an excellent Android tablet. The hardware helps to set it apart from the saturated field of Android contenders, which are by and large, plastic and can often look cheap. The G Pad uses a combination of plastic with brushed aluminum, along with a rigid chassis coupled with tasteful design restraint to lift it above the competition. It has all the advantages of a Nexus device from a software perspective, but unlike Nexus devices, also incorporates a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Although it is significantly more expensive than a Nexus 7, it is definitely worth considering as it offers a distinctly differentiated tablet experience with the larger, high quality IPS display offering more screen real estate on which to enjoy your content.