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Apple iPad (3rd gen)
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Apple iPad (3rd Gen) A5X 1GHz 16GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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A5X 1GHz iOS 16GB May 2013
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Pick up the new iPad and suddenly, it's clear. You re actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. To make that hands-on... More
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6 Reasons For

Apple Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

A5 processor tablets built by Apple have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just A5 processor tablets) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

4G Compatible

Unlike most of the other similar spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago which are not 4G compatible, the iPad (3rd gen) is 4G compatible.

Other 4G compatible tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include the Apple iPad (2nd gen)[plb_796478_price] which is cheaper.

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3G Compatible

Unlike most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago which are not 3G compatible, the iPad (3rd gen) is 3G compatible.

We compared all the other 3G compatible tablets to this tablet and we think cheaper tablets such as the Apple iPad (2nd gen)[plb_796478_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Battery Capacity

When compared to other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the iPad (3rd gen) that we have checked the battery capacity of, the Apple iPad (3rd gen)'s battery capacity of 11,560 milliamperes * hour is one of the highest. The average battery capacity of tablets of this spec and age is 5,100mAh, and the battery capacities range from 32mAh to 25,000mAh.

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The iPad (3rd gen) has a maximum display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

A 2048 x 1536 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad (3rd gen).

Amongst comparable types of tablet the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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2592 X 1944 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The iPad (3rd gen) has a maximum rear camera resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's over two times the rear camera resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found rear camera resolution. The worst rear camera resolution of all tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad (3rd gen) is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 3288 x 2472 pixels.

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4 Reasons Against

Expensive

We think this tablet computer looks expensive compared to other A5 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years. The price range of A5 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years is from £211 to £747.

Very Low Second Camera Resolution

At only 0.3 megapixels, the Apple iPad (3rd gen) has a quite low second camera resolution compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad (3rd gen). The average second camera resolution of similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 0.75MP.

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Very Short Browsing Time

The iPad (3rd gen) has a quite short browsing time (only 9 hours) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad (3rd gen). Tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad (3rd gen) have browsing times of between 9h and 10h.

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Heavy

With a weight of 652 grams, the Apple iPad (3rd gen) is one of the heavier A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years amongst A5 processor tablets of this age. The lightest tablet computer of a similar age and spec to the iPad (3rd gen) is 290g heavy, the heaviest is 670g, and the average weight is 470g.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad (3rd gen)

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Apple released the iPad (3rd gen).

Average Processor Clock Speed

The iPad (3rd gen) has a pretty typical processor clock speed (1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the iPad (3rd gen).

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 1GHz processor clock speed tablet computers and we think the Apple iPad (2nd gen)[plb_796478_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the iPad (3rd gen) has a pretty average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad (3rd gen).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The iPad (3rd gen) has a pretty typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

Alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad (2nd gen)[plb_796478_price].

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the Apple iPad (3rd gen) has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 9.7" tablet computers and we think cheaper tablets such as the Apple iPad (2nd gen)[plb_796478_price] is also worth considering.

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad (3rd gen) has two processor cores. That's average compared to the other 15 tablet computers of a similar age and type to the iPad (3rd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2 processor core tablets currently available including the Apple iPad (2nd gen)[plb_796478_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Second Camera Resolution
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera Resolution
Main Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Frequency Range
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Frequency Response
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
2G Compatible
2G Standard
3G Standard
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
SIM Card Type
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Speaker/ Headphone/ Line-Out Jack
Headphone Output
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Document Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Mac Operating System
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
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Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Continuous Video Playback Time
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Cable Included
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Quick Start Guide
Manual
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Docking Connector
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Operating System
Infrared Data Port
SIM Card
Total Storage Capacity
Battery Charging Indicator
Rechargeable
Video Playback
Connectivity Technology
USB Required
Required Internet Connection
Supported Processor

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Expert Reviews

(8)
20 March 2015

The iOS 8.2 update is still waiting for many iPad 3 users to install as they weigh the pros and cons of installing yet another iOS 8 update on the aging iPad. Despite the age of this tablet, the... Read more…

Excellent Screen Resolution
Quad Core Graphics Processor for better reproduction
Virtually unlimited collection of apps on the large app store
5 MP rear camera with 1080p recording
Superb screen
Requirement of additional adapters for HDMI
USB and SD
Heavier than previous models
Space consumption is more for optimized content
Can overheat

Apple didn't actually need to release an iPad to stay on top of the tablet game. The company dominates the tablet market; its top competitor, Google, has been doing a notoriously poor job of... Read more…

Amazing, stunning screen
Powerful graphics
Good battery life
Excellent build quality
Good value
Poor connectivity
Annoying artificial limitations
Need iTunes to get content on it
No expandable memory
Thicker and heavier than most premium tablets
20 March 2012

La référence absolue, le nouvel iPad ne déroge pas à la règle de ses prédécesseurs. L'écran Rétina offre un confort visuel indéniable, mais on notera toujours l'absence de port microSD...

The screen resolution 2048 1536) is indeed sharper, and similar to that found on the iPhone 4S
Outstanding display
Slick user experience and software
Dual-channel HSPA speeds
Breathtaking, stunning display the best in all of mobile computing
Not 4G-capable in Australia
Thicker heavier than predecessor
Gets warm during regular use
Aside from the Retina display, the latest iPad lacks mindblowing new features that advance the state of the tablet art
Bottom left side gets warm
8 March 2012

Oubliez iPad 3 ou encore iPad HD, Apple décide de miser sur la simplicité avec The New iPad ! Un nouvel iPad avec un écran haute définition, un meilleur capteur et une configuration musclée...

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
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
8 May 2012

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Excellent screen
Snappy performance
Unmatched gaming experience
Simple UI
Great sound quality
Overheating issues
No mass storage mode
Lacks standard USB port
Can't share files over Bluetooth
Can't be charged when in use
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User Reviews

(199)
Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Jon & Michelle
(Verified Purchase)

Although second hand you would have thought it had just came straight from the factory, as good as new from this company means not a mark on it, well my iPad does not have a single mark on it, I... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2016 by Deb
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for our son, and he is thrilled with it. Does everything you'd expect, and great quality, just like new. Amazingly quick delivery - I ordered Friday morning and it was here by Saturday... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2016 by Tricia
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived promptly. Had to purchase plug for this iPad - but was told this. Better than expected as told had a few scratches on the screen. I could not tell. Once in its cover and with screen... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2015 by Mr g ingrey
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing for such a cheap price. they said there were some minor marks ? i only sound 1 on the corner. nothing major. it works fine. arrived early. well wrapped & protected. would recommend 100% in... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2015 by 22lkll
22lkll would recommend the Apple iPad 3

I love my new Ipad I never had one before. I bought it for myself for Christmas loving it...

Capability and battery life
It looks nice
Portability and intuitive operation
The camera is awesome sipped is wonderful battery life nice
Works as intended
Nothing
DOA
Charge doesn't seem to last as long between recharging as iPad 2
If you don't have a screen protector scratches are the worst
Feels a bit sparse, but I guess I'm a bit used to a compact micro atx
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