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Apple iPad 1GHz 32GB 9.7" Tablet

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1GHz 32GB 9.7" Slate Dec 2010
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The Best Way To Experience The Web, Email, Photos, And Video. Hands Down.All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen. And... More
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Excellent Brand

Apple is one of the leading tablet brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its A4 processor tablets.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to it.

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3G Compatible

The Apple iPad is 3G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad are not 3G compatible.

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Fairly Long 3G Browsing Time

With a 3G browsing time of 9 hours, the Apple iPad has one of the longer 3G browsing times amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The 3G browsing times of comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad range from 5h to 10h, and the average 3G browsing time is 8.4h.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Apple iPad is not 4G compatible. Most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad are also not 4G compatible.

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Quite Low Pixel Density

With a pixel density of only 132 pixels per inch, the Apple iPad has one of the lower pixel densities amongst tablet computers of this age. The average pixel density of tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad is 270ppi.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of tablet computers of this type and age range from 1,000MHz to 2,300MHz. At only 1,024 megahertz, the Apple iPad has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad, the internal memory of the Apple iPad of only 0.25 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the iPad is 0.25GB and the largest is 8GB.

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Only Apple 30-Pin Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Apple 30-pin, which is typical of many tablets of this age and type.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The Apple iPad is a one built-in speaker tablet. Most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad have one built-in speaker.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Apple iPad supports a newer Bluetooth version than most comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This tablet computer supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most tablet computers that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all tablets of a similar age and type to the iPad the Bluetooth version ranges from 2 (worst) to 4.1 (best).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.4GHz. The Apple iPad has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad.

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Very Tall

At 242.8 millimeters, the Apple iPad is fairly tall compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the iPad. The average height of tablets of this type and age is 120mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this A4 processor tablet computer was released.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Apple iPad has a fairly typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad.

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Average Screen Size

The Apple iPad has a pretty average screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad.

If this tablet computer screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Venue 11 Pro[plb_2457327_price] (10.8") which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

(14)
29 April 2014

The Apple iPad has been with us now for a number of months without any real competition. It created a ?new? segment of the market somewhere between a smartphone and a netbook PC and has dominated... Read more…

10 April 2014

Though rumours once had the iPad looking like half of a MacBook, it just looks like a really big iPod touch , wrapped around a 1-GHz Apple A4 chip. Multitouch and drop-down menus are major... Read more…

15 March 2012

With a host of improvements--faster graphics, 4G wireless options, a better camera, and a gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack...

CNET.com

Apple's new iPad includes a stunning new screen, matched by a quad-core graphic processor and the world's largest app and media store to feed it content
There's a proper 5-megapixel rear camera now, with 1080p recording quality
Optional 4G data from
Apple's iPad 2 is dramatically thinner and boasts front and rear cameras
FaceTime video chat, a faster processor, and 3G options for both ATT and Verizon
The new iPad is slightly heavier than last year's model
Apps and movies optimized for the screen might take up more space
And ports for HDMI
USB, and SD require adapters
The iPad's screen resolution hasn't budged, photo quality is mediocre, there's still no Adobe Flash support, and ports for HDMI
15 October 2010

If you are reading this iPad review, you are probably still wondering if you should spend $499 or more on an iPad, and you are looking for answers. In this post, I will try to tell you what the... Read more…

Portable, multifunctional
Precise touchscreen use
Outstanding IPS screen
Silent
Good battery life
Bada OS is on its early stage, only has a few offerings
Arrow keys are missing (virtual and hardware)
Only Apple Apps permitted (no alternative browser)
Few expansion options, iO 4 not yet available
How are we supposed to hold it for long periods of time
6 May 2010

This is sexy, sexy hardware. If you don?t believe us, head to your local Apple Store or Best Buy and demo one. Touching is believing--and probably buying.iPad...

Long battery life
Gorgeous screen
A more immersive way to experience the iPhone OS and all its apps
Also great as media player, e-reader, and netbook alternative
Sleek design
No Flash support
Screen attracts smudgy fingerprints
No camera
No expansion slots or ports
Battery not user replaceable
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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 9 May 2015 by Andrea Smith
(Verified Purchase)

Thanks for sending this item, did not realise at the time it was a 1st generation Ipad, but really love it and it is getting used daily. Have put my own signature on it with apps and music. What... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2015 by 12 bore
(Verified Purchase)

As it expected very pleased with purchase...

Well its everything you would want out of a Mac
Bought the camera for 40 wasted dollars that i have to now spend again on another camera as this one came with companion software that required license keys which unless i pirate or ask my friend up i
Be ready to order this Mac 5 7 times along with multiple phone calls and the very poor customer service as your just a number to Newegg which they have made very clear they don't need my money and mos
Fundamentally A Useless Piece Of Equipment
I preffer to steal movies, not my own software
Reviewed 21 January 2014 by Ca cundill
(Verified Purchase)

I have many apple products, 2 x ipad 1's, iphone 4s and a MacBook pro. this ipad mini is a great item and really useful. the memory is the minimum I would buy now, you need 32 or 64gb in my... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2013 by J. Hemming
(Verified Purchase)

Ipad not have camera, Ipad be old and not use new software. It nice though. Works for a bunch of things...

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