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

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A4 1GHz 16GB 9.7" Oct 2010
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Display9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic... More
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12 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple tablets and also specifically for Apple A4 processor tablets and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

A few Apple iPad reviewers who reviewed the Apple iPad considered that it was good looking. Cnet.com said “A gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack” in their review of this tablet. Cnet.com also said “This elegant tablet needs more optimized apps”. Engadget.com wrote “IPod into an elegant, affordable supergadget” in their review.

Several Apple iPad reviewers thought the Apple iPad was a good design. Engadget.com said in their review of this tablet “Sleek design” . Engadget.com also wrote “Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with tablet that offers clever design and ease of use”. Also six years ago Ubergizmo.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Design, outstanding screen”.

One customer thought the Apple iPad was smooth. Cnet.com gave the Apple iPad a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Apple iPad review “Great display, good browser, smooth, easy to use interface, plenty of great applications”.

One Apple iPad owner concluded that it was luxurious. Maclife.com scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review six years ago “Thirdparty iPad apps are already great, luxurious screen”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Ubergizmo.com mentioned “Good battery life”. Ubergizmo.com also mentioned “App Store, excellent battery life, impressive performance, works with existing iPhone apps, great digital photo frame”. Maclife.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned “3G burns battery faster”.

Easy to Use

Some Apple iPad owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Ubergizmo.com mentioned six years ago “IPad OS 3.2 is quick, stable and easy to use” in their review of this tablet. Ubergizmo.com also said “Intuitive and fun multitouch interface”. Maclife.com mentioned “Really easy to use” .

Some customers who reviewed the Apple iPad agreed that it had a good interface. Six years ago Ubergizmo.com said “Great user interface”. Ubergizmo.com also wrote “Easytouse interface Fast, responsive navigation”. Maclife.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Gorgeous 9.7" touchscreen, elegant design, gorgeous user interface” and gave the Apple iPad a score of 5 stars.

Several people who reviewed the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Six years ago Ubergizmo.com said in their Apple iPad review “How are we supposed to hold it for long periods of time”. Maclife.com said also six years ago “Its an althogether more relaxing, more comfortable experience than the iPod Touch or iPhone” in their review.

One Apple iPad reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Ubergizmo.com wrote “Fantastic app experience”. One customer who bought the Apple iPad concluded that it was easy to setup. Maclife.com mentioned six years ago “Ultra modern design, very easy to set up and use, gorgeous” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

Some Apple iPad owners who purchased this tablet agreed that it was wifi compatible. Six years ago Engadget.com wrote “Reasonably priced, data contract is not compulsory, compatible with iWork apps, has 802.11n WiFi built in”. Ubergizmo.com said “The same is true of the WiFi iPad” in their Apple iPad review. Maclife.com said “Built in Wireless N Capability” in their review of the Apple iPad and scored the product 5 stars.

Several Apple iPad reviewers who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it had email functionality. Ubergizmo.com wrote in their review of the Apple iPad “The most natural email and web viewer on the planet” . Six years ago Maclife.com said in their Apple iPad review “Apples e-mail system lacks true file support, which makes using the iPad as a serious laptop replacement a no-no for the time being” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Ubergizmo.com mentioned “Movies, music, internet and more, big enough to share”. One person said in their reviews that it had gps.

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Robust

Several people agreed that this tablet was well made. Ubergizmo.com said “The operating system is solid, speedy and ohsoeasy to use”. Six years ago Maclife.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Well built, looks great”.

Good Sound Quality

A number of Apple iPad owners said in their reviews that the Apple iPad had good sound quality. Ubergizmo.com wrote “Beautifully made, big screen, sound is good through speakers” in their review. Maclife.com mentioned six years ago “Decent built-in speakers” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Maclife.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Bright screen displays great graphics”.

Good Size

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Apple iPad was thin. Cnet.com said “Apple's iPad 2 is dramatically thinner and boasts front”. In December last year Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on Good Gear Guide.com.au “It's also surprisingly thin -- 6.9mm thin, which is slimmer than an iPhone 6S”. Ubergizmo.com said “8 hours of battery life) in a slim package” in their review.

One Apple iPad reviewer who reviewed this tablet considered that it was heavy and bulky. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It's not very heavy, clocking in at 1.57 well-balanced pounds.” in their review.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “That weight will become noticeable pretty quick if you're carrying Apple's new” in their review.

One Apple iPad owner who purchased the product considered that it was a good size. Maclife.com said in their review of this tablet “Perfect size, dimensions” . One customer considered that this tablet was lightweight. Maclife.com said “Gorgeous, lightweight design” in their review of this tablet and rated it 5 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Ubergizmo.com mentioned six years ago “Speakers are too quiet, attracts fingerprints, still no Flash support” in their Apple iPad review.

3G Compatible

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

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Very High Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad range from 32mAh to 25,000mAh. With a battery capacity of 25,000 milliamperes * hour, the Apple iPad has a very high battery capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the iPad.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Apple iPad was not cheap. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Too heavy for single-handed use, no FaceTime, single loudspeaker, apps are much more expensive compared to iPhone's” . Six years ago Ubergizmo.com said “Expensive Look and Feel”. Ubergizmo.com also mentioned “64GB version is very expensive”.

A number of Apple iPad reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good value for money. Ubergizmo.com mentioned six years ago “It's pricey” in their review of this tablet. One Apple iPad reviewer wrote that it was not a bargain for the price. Ubergizmo.com said “Tariffs not cheap either”.

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Poor Product Quality

A few Apple iPad reviewers considered that this tablet was not good quality. Cnet.com mentioned “The iPad's screen resolution hasn't budged, photo quality is mediocre, there's still no Adobe Flash support”. Ubergizmo.com wrote “Some video apps degrade quality over 3G” .

Inferior for Games

One Apple iPad owner who reviewed this tablet thought it was not good playing games on. Ubergizmo.com said “Limited as a gaming platform” in their review of the Apple iPad.

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age, the Apple iPad is not 4G compatible.

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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 comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Bluetooth versions range from 2 (worst) to 4.1 (best).

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of tablets that are a similar age to the iPad is 1GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz. The Apple iPad has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Asus VivoTab Note 8 (£389.89) (1.46GHz).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Apple tablet computer was released over six years ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the Apple iPad has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad.

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple md369, apple md525, apple md525e, apple md369b, apple md369ba, apple md525eu, apple md525eua, apple md525euas
Barcodes 00885909405886, 00885909405985, 05704327917731, 08859094058860, 08859094059850

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