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Apple iPad (3rd gen)
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Apple iPad (3rd Gen) A5X 1GHz 64GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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A5X 1GHz iOS 64GB Mar 2012
Processor Model Processor Clock Speed Operating System Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
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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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

Based on 3,366 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its tablets. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its A5 processor tablets range.

3G Compatible

The iPad (3rd gen) is 3G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for more than two years are not 3G compatible.

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

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4G Compatible

Unlike most of the other A5 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago which are not 4G compatible, the iPad (3rd gen) is 4G compatible.

If you want a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad (3rd gen).

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

Across all the tablets of this age and type the battery capacities range from 2,500mAh to 25,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,800mAh. The iPad (3rd gen) has one of the highest battery capacities (11,560 milliamperes * hour) amongst tablets of this age.

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 2048 x 1536 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all tablets of this age and spec.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of tablet computer is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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6 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 relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad (3rd gen).

There are a number of alternative 1GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider including the Apple iPad (3rd gen) which has a better Rating.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the iPad (3rd gen) has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad (3rd gen).

There are a number of alternative 64GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper tablet such as the Apple iPad Mini (£350.20) or you might consider a better rated tablet such as the Apple iPad (3rd gen).

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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 have been around for around the same time as the iPad (3rd gen).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the iPad (3rd gen) has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 9.7" tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad (3rd gen).

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad (3rd gen) is a two processor core tablet. That's average compared to the other 13 tablets of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared all the other 2 processor core tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the Apple iPad (3rd gen) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
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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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