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Apple iPad Air A7 1.3GHz 128GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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A7 1.3GHz iOS 128GB Jun 2014
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IPad Air.The power of lightness. All-new Design. A ton of advanced technology. In just one pound. You have to hold iPad Air to believe it. It's just 7.5 millimeters thin and weighs just one... More
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Excellent Brand

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4G Compatible

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3G Compatible

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the iPad Air is 49GB. With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Air has one of the largest internal storage capacity amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Air has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Air. The average total storage capacity of A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Air is 56GB.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is the most commonly found video recording mode on A7 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Narrow

At only 134.7 millimeters, the iPad Air is quite narrow compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air. Tablet computers of this spec and age have widths of between 130mm and 200mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Pricey

We think this tablet computer looks expensive compared to other comparable spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago. We checked 14 comparable spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago and they range in price from £245 to £619.

Very Short Browsing Time

With a browsing time of only 9 hours, the iPad Air has one of the shorter browsing times amongst A7 processor tablets of this age. The shortest browsing time of tablet computers of this age and type is 9h and the longest is 10h.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Apple tablet has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Air has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad Air.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Apple iPad Air has a relatively standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad Air.

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad Air is a two processor core tablet computer which is average compared to the other 25 similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Air that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Screen Size

The Apple iPad Air has a relatively typical screen size (7.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad Air.

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Expert Reviews

(69)
23 July 2015

The iPad Air 2 is no doubt a five-star product. However, while Apple may have improved the processor, added Touch ID and tweaked the display in the Air 2, we don't feel it's enough to justify... Read more…

Slim and light (although a little thicker and heavier than iPad Air 2)
Still comfortably fast enough for almost all apps and games
Beautifully designed and built
Will start to feel slower as time passes and more demanding apps are released
Screen feels slightly plasticky because of 'flex'
10 February 2015

Macworld.co.uk

Welcome to our updated iPad Air 1 review, in which we look again at the first iPad Air after more than a year of regular use and see how it compares to other tablets available in 2015. We gave it... Read more…

25 November 2014

Incredible value at a new lower price, the iPad Air is small, light, incredibly powerful and has an amazing screen...

Expert Reviews

18 November 2014

The newest addition to the iPad line-up is the iPad Air 2 but what's the difference compared to the iPad Air ? Find out in our iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air comparison review. See also : Best tablets you... Read more…

13 August 2014

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 December 2014 by Bugwitch
Bugwitch would recommend the Apple iPad Air

I love my ipad and wish I had purchased it before I bought a Tablet , mini ipad , and a Kindle. Those three put together doesn't compare to this one. What a bargain when I purchased this. Best... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Stellapuppy
Stellapuppy would recommend the Apple iPad Air

I purchased this model, IPad Air 16GB, for my mother for Christmas. It's her first IPad, and she's been having a blast ever since she unwrapped it. Took her a few days to get the hang of the... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Midinotes

Having owned almost every iPad model since the original iPad 1, I have accepted that any change between models is usually marginal. Whilst there have been improvements in speed, perhaps the... Read more…

Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Shan420

I bought this as a present for my parents living abroad, video chatting wasn't great experience because the call quality was really bad before using facetime,so i bought an iPad for them, now with... Read more…

This is a very fast drive. I'm sure there might be others out there that are faster. but if I can install this in an ancient dell inspiron 1525 and get under 12 boot time that pretty impressive. mind
The size of the screen and ease of use
Fast
Windows experience index 7.9 which is highest
Fits in all laptops
None so far. Ill update as time goes on
Haven't even had it for a week and its giving me problems already. Computer hangs up. .. and have to force. Blue screen of death. I had to reinstall Windows 7 times because the drive would keep failin
Reduced real estate
Haven't been able to connect to my printer
A little pricey
Reviewed 9 December 2013 by BradGlenister

I bought my first iPad two years ago (iPad 2) and thought I'd treat myself to an upgrade. Having an older model meant that I noticed the differences easily with the new iPad Air. The sharper... Read more…

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