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Apple iPad Air A7 1.3GHz 16GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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A7 1.3GHz iOS 16GB Feb 2015
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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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Apple Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

A7 processor tablets manufactured by Apple have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just A7 processor tablets) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

4G Compatible

The iPad Air is 4G compatible, unlike most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age which are not 4G compatible.

We compared all the other 4G compatible tablets to this tablet and we think because of it's better review score, the iPad Mini (3rd gen)[pl_2519374_price], and the iPad Air[pl_3809771_price] both from Apple is also worth considering.

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3G Compatible

The iPad Air is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Air are not 3G compatible.

There are a number of other 3G compatible tablets currently available that you might want to look at including the iPad Mini (3rd gen)[pl_2519374_price], or the iPad Air[pl_3809771_price] both from Apple which has better reviews.

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Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other A7 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air that we have checked, the screen size of the iPad Air of 9.7 inches is one of the largest. The smallest screen size of tablet computers of this age and spec is 7.8", the largest is 9.7", and the average screen size is 8.6".

We compared this tablet to all the other 9.7" tablets and we think a cheaper tablet such as the iPad Air[pl_1737207_price], and the iPad Air[pl_2108818_price] both from Apple or you might consider a higher scoring tablet such as the Apple iPad Air[plb_3809771_price] are also worth considering.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is typical of many A7 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Not Cheap

We think this tablet computer looks expensive compared to other A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years. The cheapeast tablet computer of a comparable spec and age that we found costs £245 and the most expensive costs £619.

Heavy

The average weight of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad Air is 390g. With a weight of 478 grams, the Apple iPad Air is one of the heavier comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Air amongst A7 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Low Pixel Density

Tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad Air have pixel densities of between 260ppi and 330ppi, and the average pixel density is 310ppi. With a pixel density of only 264 pixels per inch, the Apple iPad Air has one of the lower pixel densities amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Very Short Browsing Time

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad Air the browsing times range from 9h to 10h. With a browsing time of only 9 hours, the Apple iPad Air has one of the shorter browsing times amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Tall

The average height of A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Air is 200mm. With a height of 240 millimeters, the iPad Air is fairly tall compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.3 gigahertz, the Apple iPad Air has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

There are a number of other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might want to consider including the iPad Air[pl_1737207_price], or the iPad Air[pl_2108818_price] both from Apple which is cheaper.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Apple iPad Air has a pretty average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this tablet to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think the iPad Air[pl_1737207_price], and the iPad Air[pl_2108818_price] both from Apple which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Air has a pretty standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air.

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Air[plb_2108818_price] (128GB and cheaper).

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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 tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad Air that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 2 processor core tablets and we think the iPad Air[pl_1737207_price], and the iPad Air[pl_2108818_price] both from Apple which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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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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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