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Apple iPad (3rd Gen) A5X 1GHz 32GB 9.7" Tablet

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A5X 1GHz iOS 32GB Dec 2012
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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

Apple A5 processor tablets have excellent reviews on average and across all tablet computers Apple is one of the best brands.

Very Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of tablet computers of this spec and age range from 7" to 9.7". When compared to other tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (3rd gen) that we have checked the screen size of, the Apple iPad (3rd gen)'s screen size of 9.7 inches is one of the largest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 9.7" tablets currently available including the Apple iPad (3rd gen) (£746.90) which is cheaper; or the Apple iPad (3rd gen) (£649.00) which has a better Rating.

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Apple iPad (3rd gen) is 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of a 1024 x 768 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 2048 x 1536 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all tablets of this spec and age.

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

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7 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The iPad (3rd gen) is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad (3rd gen) are also not 4G compatible.

Tablets which are 4G compatible that might be worth considering include the Apple iPad (3rd gen) (£746.90) which is also cheaper.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad (3rd gen) are not 3G compatible. The iPad (3rd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might also be worth considering include the Apple iPad (3rd gen) (£746.90) which is also cheaper.

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Very Low Second Camera Resolution

The lowest second camera resolution of tablets of this age and type is 0.3MP, the highest is 1.2MP, and the average second camera resolution is 0.75MP. The Apple iPad (3rd gen) has a fairly low second camera resolution (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad (3rd gen).

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Quite Thick

At 9.4 millimeters, the iPad (3rd gen) has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (3rd gen). Tablets that were released more than two years ago have thicknesses of between 7.2mm and 13mm.

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The iPad (3rd gen) is quite heavy (652 grams) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad (3rd gen). Tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the iPad (3rd gen) have weights of between 290g and 670g.

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Very Tall

The shortest tablet computer of a comparable type and age to the iPad (3rd gen) is 110mm tall and the tallest is 250mm. When compared to other A5 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (3rd gen), the Apple iPad (3rd gen)'s height of 241.2 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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Pricey Compared to Other Tablet Computers of This Age and Spec

We thought that this tablet computer looks expensive for an A5 processor tablet computer that has been available for more than two years. We checked 11 tablet computers of this age and spec and they range in price from £124 to £618.

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1 gigahertz, the Apple iPad (3rd gen) has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 1GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might also want to consider including the Apple iPad (3rd gen) (£649.00) which has a better Rating; or the Apple iPad Mini (£412.30) which is cheaper.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the iPad (3rd gen) has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this Apple tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Apple iPad (3rd gen) (£649.00) (64GB) which is also higher rated.

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad (3rd gen) is a two processor core tablet which is average compared to the other 13 tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad (3rd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

Alternative 2 processor core tablet computers currently available that you might also want to look at include a cheaper tablet such as the Apple iPad Mini (£412.30) or you might consider a better rated tablet such as the Apple iPad (3rd gen) (£649.00).

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Expert Reviews


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

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

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

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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

Reviewed 7 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 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 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 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 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
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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