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A7 iOS 16GB 9.7" Jun 2015
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15 Reasons For

Good Size

Some Apple iPad Air owners said in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Macworld.com wrote “For a company that obsesses over making devices thinner and lighter” in their review of this tablet and scored it 5 stars. Three years ago expert review site Techreviewsource.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Slimmer, lighter”. Techreviewsource.com also said “The result is an unusually slim, well-built platform for the best array of apps in the business”.

Some Apple iPad Air reviewers agreed that this tablet was lightweight. Itpro.co.uk wrote in their review “Amazing lightweight design, great display, brilliant battery, iLife is a big USP especially iMovie, iPhoto” . Expert website Theinquirer.net said in their Apple iPad Air review “Weighs in at a lightweight 469g, measuring a slimline 240x169.5x7.5mm - 20 percent thinner”.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was good structurally. Pcworld.com_techhive.com rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this tablet “Solid construction”. One Apple iPad Air owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Theverge.com mentioned three years ago “Lighter body makes for a much more usable 10inch tablet”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Theverge.com scored this tablet 5 stars and said “More compact, more powerful”.

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Excellent Brand

On average Apple A7 processor tablets have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all tablets manufactured by Apple.

Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good design. Macworld.co.uk said in their review “With a thinner, lighter design than Apple's latest iPad it's certainly a contender for the top spot”. Macworld.co.uk also said “We'd choose the iPad Air not only due to its stunning design and easy to use software.”. Itpro.co.uk wrote “Sleek design” in their Apple iPad Air review.

Some Apple iPad Air owners concluded that it was good looking. In December last year Itpro.co.uk wrote “Beautifully designed and built” in their review. Itpro.co.uk also wrote “Without a case the back panel scuffs up pretty easily and lower storage variants 16GB) are essentially worthless iLife”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “More visually appealing than previous generations”.

One Apple iPad Air owner said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Theverge.com mentioned “Fast and smooth performance” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Battery Life

A number of customers considered that it had a good battery life. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Display, free iWork apps, improved performance and battery life” . Expert website Gottabemobile.com mentioned “Lighter iPad for 2013 that offers the same beautiful display and long battery life in a new design that is more portable” in their review.

A Top Selling Tablet

According to sales data from Amazon, the iPad Air is a popular choice amongst people who bought tablet computers in the last 3 months.

Robust

Some Apple iPad Air reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Three years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Solid battery life”. Theverge.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Battery life is a solid 10 hours” and scored this tablet 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

A number of Apple iPad Air owners concluded that the Apple iPad Air was wifi compatible. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews two years ago “At just 469g (Wi-Fi version) it's 183g lighter than the 652g iPad 4” in their review of this tablet and gave it a score of 5 stars. Theverge.com wrote in their review of the Apple iPad Air “New WiFi antennas are fast, iOS 7 runs best on Air”.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was easy to use. One Apple iPad Air owner who purchased the Apple iPad Air reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Easier to hold for extended time periods” in their Apple iPad Air review.

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Theverge.com mentioned “Good handling”.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased the Apple iPad Air thought it had good picture quality. Theverge.com scored it 5 stars and said “Cuttingedge processor and graphics performance, iOS 7 a beautiful” in their review of this tablet.

Good Product Quality

One Apple iPad Air owner concluded that it was good quality. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Thinner display bezel makes accidental gestures more common, photo quality is better”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

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

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The iPad Air has a maximum display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year the best display resolution is 2732 x 2048 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 pixels.

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Narrow

The iPad Air is one of the narrower tablets of this age and spec (only 169.5 millimeters) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. The narrowest comparable spec tablet that has been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Air is 72mm wide, the widest is 380mm, and the average width is 210mm.

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Very Thin

Across all the tablet computers that came out around the same time as the iPad Air the thicknesses range from 0.9mm to 280mm, and the average thickness is 76mm. At only 7.5 millimeters, the Apple iPad Air has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released one year ago.

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4 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Four Apple iPad Air reviewers agreed that the product was not cheap. Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their Apple iPad Air review “IPad Air is most expensive of the iPads” . Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Gets expensive fast”. Theverge.com mentioned “Relatively expensive” in their review of this tablet but even so they gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago are not 3G compatible. The iPad Air is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad Air, the iPad Air is not 4G compatible.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the iPad Air has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the iPad Air the digital zooms range from 3x to 8x.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Apple released the iPad Air.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Apple iPad Air has a fairly average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that came out more than a year ago.

If this A7 processor tablet rear camera resolution is too low for you then you might want to consider the Sony Xperia Z2[plb_3360954_price] (8.1MP) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Apple iPad Air has a pretty typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad Air.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the Apple iPad Air has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago.

If this Apple tablet computer screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony Xperia Z2[plb_3360954_price] (10.1") which is also cheaper.

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Video Stabilizer
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Headphone Jack Size
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Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
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Video Calls
Voice Calls
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E-Mail
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Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing Architecture

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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

Microsoft made a big song and dance about how great the Surface Pro 3 works as a laptop replacement when it unveiled the hybrid device. In fact, taking a page out of Samsung's book, Microsoft went... Read more…

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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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