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Apple iPad Air A7 64GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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A7 iOS 64GB 9.7" Sep 2014
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Apple Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

Apple is one of the leading tablet computer manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its A7 processor tablets.

4G Compatible

The iPad Air is 4G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other A7 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad Air are not 4G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144809_price], or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] both from Apple.

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3G Compatible

The Apple iPad Air is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad Air are not 3G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)[plb_2144809_price].

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the tablets of this type and age the screen sizes range from 7.8" to 9.7", and the average screen size is 8.6". With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the iPad Air has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is typical of many tablets that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Browsing Time

At 10 hours, the iPad Air has a fairly long browsing time compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Air. Across all the A7 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago the browsing times range from 9h to 10h.

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Heavy

At 478 grams, the iPad Air is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad Air. The weights of A7 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air range from 330g to 480g, and the average weight is 390g.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Air has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Air.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets and we think the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_2519374_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Air has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air.

If you would prefer a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the iPad Air[pl_2108818_price] (128GB), or the iPad Mini (3rd gen)[pl_2519391_price] (128GB) both from Apple.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

The iPad Air has a fairly average rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the iPad Air.

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Two Processor Cores

The Apple iPad Air is a two processor core tablet computer which is average compared to the other 25 A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

Alternative 2 processor core tablets currently available which you might want to look at include the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a tablet computer with more processor cores then you might also want to look at the Gigaset QV830[plb_2981383_price] (4 processor cores).

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Expert Reviews

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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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