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21 Reasons For
Easy to Use
Thirty-one people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Anne Elizabeth Dunn said in her review of this tablets on Amazon “Responsive to the touch and very easy to use, would recommend it to my friends”. Baskey gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The iPad itself is very smart and easy to use”. Bookworm said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Great design, easy to use, lovely screen”.
Six Apple iPad Air reviewers who reviewed this tablets concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Catherine M Stuttard mentioned in her review of the Apple iPad Air “Via the Wi-Fi is very good and it seems to hold the signal even when the strength becomes weak”. Deepee said in their review of the Apple iPad Air in August this year “Low on memory for the money, has no expandable memory or external connectivity (USB etc), non user replaceable battery, is hard to hold and vulnerable without a case” nonetheless gave the Apple iPad Air a rating of 60 out of 100. James M said on Amazon three years ago “Firstly it feels so nice to hold and use”.
A number of customers reckoned that it was easy to setup. Bookworm and said “It was incredibly easy to set up and I was fully up” in their review of the Apple iPad Air. David F. said on Amazon “Easy enough to set up.”. Janet scored this tablets 99 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “It was very easy to set up”.
Three Apple iPad Air reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. John Ryan rated the Apple iPad Air 5 stars and he wrote “You navigate around with your finger by pointing and gently swiping the screen makes the whole experience a lot easier - a lot more fun” in his Apple iPad Air review. Musicfan said in their review of the Apple iPad Air “Highly recommended on experience to date” and gave the Apple iPad Air a rating of 99 out of 100. Two years ago V. Ago wrote “The responsiveness of the browsing experience is good” in their review.
A few Apple iPad Air reviewers thought it had a good interface. Den and mentioned “The young can use it rather easily, thanks to Apples really user friendly, User Interface”. Johnh wrote “They have created a clunky user interface, which ensures you cannot access the directory” nonetheless rated it 20 out of 100.
Eighteen Apple iPad Air owners who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Antoine wrote on Amazon two years ago “Stylish, Sleek and Blazingly Fast” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Antoine also mentioned “Albeit screen offers better viewing angles) It really is a pity that I had to buy a protective case, which covers the beautifully crafted aluminium body”. In August this year Bookworm and mentioned on Amazon “Images look beautiful on the screen, sharp”.
Several people said in their reviews that it was a good design. Bookworm mentioned in their review on Amazon this year “Great design, easy to use, lovely screen”. Dimitris wrote in their review of the Apple iPad Air on Amazon “A sleek design of aluminum, packs a 9.7 inches display with the same retina resolution as the previous ones” and gave this tablets a score of 99 out of 100. John Ryan said on Amazon “This is a stunning piece of modern design”.
A number of customers who bought the product considered that it was smooth. This month Mt Edwards gave the Apple iPad Air a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It's also a pleasure to use! It's intuitive, with a buttery smooth interface”. Sam L and he said in his review of this tablets on Amazon “San Andreas are beautifully smooth and look fantastic on the big 9.7 inch Retina Display, at 264 ppi (pixels per inch) it may not have as many pixels as other tablets.”.
Two Apple iPad Air reviewers reckoned that the product was neat. This year Christina Herring wrote on Amazon “I'm thrilled with this iPad it's so neat and fast after having the very first iPad for 6 years, you certainly see the difference” in her review of the Apple iPad Air. Frederik said in their Apple iPad Air review “I suspect the iPad Air does a lot of neat stuff tha I just have not dug out yet”.
One Apple iPad Air owner considered that this tablets was aesthetic. The Guardian wrote two years ago “The Air design is aesthetically a work of beauty in its simplicity, cleanness of lines” in their review of the Apple iPad Air.
A number of people who bought it mentioned that it was thin. Andyj said two years ago “Screen and graphics are a model of clarity and despite this latest ipad being thinner and lighter than others I have seen it still feels substantial”. Antoine wrote “Was greeted by a lovely, super slim and lightweight gem of a tablet” in his review of this tablets and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Antoine also said “The side bezels are so much thinner too, no wonder it could be mistaken for a Mini”.
Several people who bought the product concluded that it was lightweight. John Ryan said “Remarkably thin - it feels like a light-weight book”. Leon said “However I will mention that this tablet is particularly lightweight and excellent for travelling around” in his Apple iPad Air review. The Guardian said two years ago “Is so lightweight it's hard to tell whether you're carrying it in your bag or have in fact forgotten it, without looking to check”.
Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Amazon Customer gave the Apple iPad Air a rating of 99 out of 100 and mentioned last year “It is sleek, compact and very fast” in their review of this tablets. Two years ago Joyce Hammond gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon “This is a compact and excellent computer” in her review.
A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it was a good body shape. Antoine rated the Apple iPad Air 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Albeit screen offers better viewing angles) It really is a pity that I had to buy a protective case, which covers the beautifully crafted aluminium body” in his review.
One customer who reviewed the Apple iPad Air concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Musicfan said “So far absolutely love it! I went for the iPad Air so that it would not be too heavy for me to hold”. One Apple iPad Air owner wrote in their reviews that the Apple iPad Air was thick. Antoine mentioned “Sleep buttons are a nuisance to operate as they are covered in the thick premium leather”.
A number of Apple iPad Air reviewers concluded that the product was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned “Good price, nice colour and well made”. Chris O said on Amazon last year “Great piece of technology at the best price I've seen anywhere for a brand new iPad Air” in his review. In August this year Christina Herring rated the product 99 out of 100 and she said in her review of this tablets on Amazon “Arrived on time, good tracking system, was packed first class and a good price”.
Some people who bought this tablets considered that it was a bargain for the price. Antoine wrote on Amazon two years ago “The Invision is a very cheap case and a best seller” and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100. Bdt1978 wrote “Got a good deal through Amazon after returning a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition - which I found disappointing” in their Apple iPad Air review. D. R. F. Sapte said “That is a £65 discount! Great deal - this is about the price it should have been in the first place” in their Apple iPad Air review.
Good Product Quality
Some people who purchased the product considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their Apple iPad Air review on Amazon “Good price, nice colour and well made”. Andyj wrote on Amazon “Lighter than others I have seen it still feels substantial and well made”. Two years ago Antoine said “I call these necessary evils, yet one should not skimp on a quality case offering the best protection possible” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
Seven people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Air “Good price, nice colour and well made” and scored the product 5 stars. Andyj and mentioned “Lighter than others I have seen it still feels substantial and well made”. Danny said in his review of the Apple iPad Air “This Ipad is an amazing piece of engineering it has a crisp display which is brilliant for reading books on or general text on websites” and scored the product 99 out of 100.
A number of Apple iPad Air owners who purchased the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Antoine said two years ago “It looks sturdy and the stitching is top notch, yet I do not particularly like the shiny finish” and rated the product 99 out of 100. Leon rated it 99 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “The structure is fantastically sturdy”. V. Ago wrote “It feels sturdy” in their review of this tablets nonetheless gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.
One Apple iPad Air owner who reviewed the Apple iPad Air reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. One person said in their reviews that it was reliable. El Tel mentioned in their review on Amazon “So refreshing to have such an instant and reliable response”.
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Good Sound Quality
A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Catherine M Stuttard said “Videos in excellent colour with a good sound also from such a small set of features” in her Apple iPad Air review. Catherine M Stuttard also said “Easy to use with excellent screen and sound”. David Bull gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned this year “It works so well has a great screen responds to the touch great sounds easy to use comes with some very useful apps”.
Good Battery Life
Some Apple iPad Air owners who bought it concluded that it had a good battery life. This year Ali T said on Amazon “Battery life is excellent, even though it's 2 years old it still lasts around 8 hours from a full charge (depending on what I'm using it for!”. Dimitris and said “The difference in terms of speed is huge, while the battery holds the same 10 hour efficiency”. El Tel mentioned “Very portable computing and excellent battery life” and gave this tablets a score of 99 out of 100.
One Apple iPad Air owner said in their reviews that this tablets was quick to charge. In August this year Ali T said on Amazon “It takes around 1.5 hours to charge from empty to full”.
Good Picture Quality
A few Apple iPad Air owners who reviewed the Apple iPad Air reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Bookworm said in their review of the Apple iPad Air on Amazon in August this year “Well defined with lovely vivid colours”. Three years ago Dimitris wrote in their Apple iPad Air review on Amazon “The colours look alive and the photos look crispier as ever” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. James M said “The screen is superb and colours are really vibrant” in his review of this tablets and gave it a score of 5 stars.
One Apple iPad Air owner concluded that this tablets had good picture quality. Michael Young mentioned in his Apple iPad Air review “The picture quality is fantastic and very fast when using the web”.
Some people who bought this tablets reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Bookworm mentioned in August “This model has wifi only to connect to the web- the next one up”. Catherine M Stuttard wrote “Via the Wi-Fi is very good”. Two years ago Karen Farahmand mentioned on Amazon “I love using iPlayer now as I can access it from anywhere that has wifi rather than sitting at my home computer”.
A few Apple iPad Air reviewers considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Two years ago Lillian wrote on Amazon “Just love it goes with me everywhere great photos Great accessibility to the internet & emails etc so glad the kids brought me up to date with technology” in her Apple iPad Air review. Zsb said “This is my first iPad and I must admit I love it! The speed at which you can access the internet is fabulous” in their Apple iPad Air review.
One customer concluded that the product had network functionality. Michael Young mentioned in his review of the Apple iPad Air “Simple to follow 1st time set up instructions and connecting to my home wireless network was very simple”.
One Apple iPad Air reviewer thought this tablets had email functionality. John Ryan gave this tablets a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “I'd use it for pleasure (eMail, watching films or playing the odd game”.
Apple Has Excellent Tablet Reviews
We checked 3,366 expert and user reviews for Apple tablets and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically for its A7 processor tablet computers.
The iPad Air is a popular choice of tablet computer according to Amazon sales data.
A number of Apple iPad Air owners said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Mike C wrote “There is a manual to download” in his review. In August Onehappylady gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “I've found an online User Guide for free, having stopped myself from *buying* one from a load on offer” in their review. Two years ago Wwwoods mentioned on Amazon “Many things you can do very hard to get bored buy a good instruction book and you can loose” in their Apple iPad Air review.
Good Technical Features
Three Apple iPad Air owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Catherine M Stuttard rated it 4 stars and she wrote in her review “This is an excellent iPad with great picture and features”. Zsb mentioned on Amazon “I am not a techy person so can't review all the features” in their review of this tablets and scored the product 99 out of 100.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Apple iPad Air reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Jungman said in their review of this tablets “Only draw back is wife wants on instead of Kindle, anything for a quiet life” and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
Based on 159 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Apple tablet is exceptional.
The iPad Air is 3G compatible. Most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for more than two years are not 3G compatible.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3G compatible tablet computers currently available including a cheaper tablet such as the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) or you might consider a higher Rating tablet such as the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£270.00).
If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might also want to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£353.97).
The iPad Air is 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad Air are not 4G compatible.
There are a number of other 4G compatible tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper tablet such as the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) or you might consider a higher scoring tablet such as the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£270.00).
If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£353.97).
Fairly Large Screen Size
With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the Apple iPad Air has one of the larger screen sizes amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The screen sizes of tablet computers of this type and age range from 7" to 9.7", and the average screen size is 8.5".
We compared all the other 9.7" tablets to this tablet and we think a cheaper tablet such as the Apple iPad Air (£225.00) or you might consider a better rated tablet such as the Apple iPad Air (£513.00) are also worth considering.
1080p Video Recording Mode
The Apple iPad Air has a higher video recording mode than most A7 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as it. This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, whereas most tablet computers that are a similar age to it have a 720p video recording mode.
A 1080p video recording mode is in fact the best video recording mode amongst all similar spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago.
Amongst comparable types of tablet the worst video recording mode is 720p.
Features One Personal Info Management App
The number of personal info management (PIM) featured on the iPad Air is more than most A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured personal info management app is Notes, but this personal info management app is not featured on this tablet computer. The personal info management apps Calculator|Calendar|Events reminder|Games|Notes are also featured on this Apple tablet computer.
4 Reasons Against
Very Low Pixel Density
With a pixel density of only 264 pixels per inch, the iPad Air has one of the lower pixel densities amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The lowest pixel density of tablets of this age and spec is 260ppi and the highest is 330ppi.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Apple iPad Air has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad Air range from 1.3GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.1GHz.
Across all the tablet computers of this age and type the weights range from 310g to 540g, and the average weight is 400g. At 478 grams, the Apple iPad Air is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.
Very Short Browsing Time
The browsing times of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air range from 9h to 10h. At only 9 hours, the Apple iPad Air has a quite short browsing time compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that have been available for 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 A7 processor tablet was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The iPad Air has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Air.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£270.00) which has a better Rating.
Average Internal Storage Capacity
The iPad Air has a fairly average internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad Air.
Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Apple iPad Air (£513.00) (128GB and higher rated) or the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (64GB and cheaper).
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Average Rear Camera Resolution
At 5 megapixels, the iPad Air has a pretty average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£270.00).
Two Processor Cores
The number of processor cores on the iPad Air is two which is average compared to the other 22 tablets of a comparable age and spec to the iPad Air that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.
If you want more processor cores then you might want to consider the HP Slate 8 (4 processor cores and cheaper).
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Maximum Internal Memory
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