LG took to their official Blog today to announce that their 8.3″ G Pad tablet will go on sale in Ireland from the end of October. Electrical retailer Harvey Norman will carry it exclusively.

In the UK it will sell for £259.99. There was no mention of Euro pricing in the release but somewhere in the region of €320 is what we’d expect when it hits the shelves here. That price will place it in direct competition with the iPad Mini and the substantially cheaper Nexus 7.

Key Specifications:
• Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
• Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
• Memory: 16GB eMMC
• RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
• Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
• Battery: 4,600mAh
• Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
• Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
• Weight: 338g
• Colours: Black / White

The tablet certainly has a lot going for it, but as is the case with all these devices, pricing is key and it’s in a segment of the tablet market that is getting flooded with cheap alternatives.