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Apple iPad A4 1GHz 16GB 9.7" 3G Tablet

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A4 1GHz iOS 16GB Oct 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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6 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

We checked 3,366 user and expert reviews for Apple tablets and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically for its A4 processor tablets.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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3G Compatible

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

We compared all the other 3G compatible tablets to this tablet computer and we think the Apple iPad which has a better Rating is also worth considering.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on tablets of this type and age.

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Fairly Long Browsing Time

The Apple iPad has a quite long browsing time (10 hours) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the iPad. The average browsing time of similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 9h, and the browsing times range from 4h to 18h.

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Quite Long WiFi Browsing Time

The average WiFi browsing time of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad is 10h. The Apple iPad has one of the longer WiFi browsing times (10 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Apple iPad is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the iPad are also not 4G compatible.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Apple iPad has one of the smallest internal memory (only 0.25 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age. The internal memory of tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 0.25GB to 4GB.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1,024 megahertz, the Apple iPad has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. Across all the tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad the processor clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1,400MHz.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The Apple iPad is a one built-in speaker tablet.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.4GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz, the Apple iPad's processor clock speed is one of the slowest amongst tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad.

If this A4 processor tablet processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Google Nexus 7 (1.2GHz), or the FonePad ME371MG (£210.20) (1.2GHz) both from Asus or the easypix SmartPad EP751 (1.2GHz).

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Apple iPad supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most tablets that are a similar age to it.

This tablet computer's Bluetooth version (2.1) is actually the worst supported Bluetooth version across all tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad.

Across comparable types of tablet computer the best supported Bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Apple released the iPad.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the Apple iPad has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other A4 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad.

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Expert Reviews


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…

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…

IPad 1 is now pretty old and for about the same cost you get better Apple tablets. iPad is the best tablet in the consumer market, its latest versions have always set the bar which so far no other...

15 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...


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

8/10. It's a very expensive but essentially fun toy. Not quite mobile, not quite PC, but engaging anyway. External linkswww.expansys.com , www.expansys.com , www.expansys.com , www.expansys.com...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 4 2013 by Grzegorz Skorupka
(Verified Purchase)

I pad received late, when i received it was faulty(wifi fried), i sent the item back they sent it back!!! then iv had no response since.... iv been contacting for a month now,me being new to... Read more…

I was talked to buy this item by my grandchildren,,thankfully,i have no regrets now ive purchased it,,i have my sky go and tv catchups,while they download apps of games and videos.all in all,a... Read more…

Reviewed 9 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 20 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I'm giving this 3 stars only because I couldn't upgrade the iOS and wasn't fully aware of the this when I got it or yhat the iOS offered limited options for the use of things like Facebook. The... Read more…

Reviewed 12 2013 by Jacknobrain
(Verified Purchase)


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