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

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A7 iOS 16GB 9.7" Dec 2014
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3 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

Apple has excellent average reviews for its A7 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other brands.

Best Seller

The iPad Air is a popular choice amongst people who purchased tablet computers in the last 3 months.

1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is typical of many A7 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The iPad Air is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years are also not 3G compatible.

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

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that have been available for more than two years, the iPad Air is not 4G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might want to look at the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)[plb_2144809_price].

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The iPad Air has a quite small internal storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the iPad Air. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air is 8GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 49GB.

If you are looking for a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] (32GB), the iPad Air[pl_2981411_price] (32GB), or the iPad Mini (3rd gen)[pl_2519359_price] (64GB) all from Apple.

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Very Low Pixel Density

With a pixel density of only 264 pixels per inch, the Apple iPad Air has one of the lower pixel densities amongst A7 processor tablets of this age. Across all the tablets of a similar age and spec to the iPad Air the pixel densities range from 260ppi to 330ppi, and the average pixel density is 310ppi.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. The total storage capacities of A7 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 16GB to 130GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the iPad Air over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Air has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the iPad Air has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air.

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Average Screen Size

The Apple iPad Air has a fairly standard screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Apple iPad Air is two which is average compared to the other 25 A7 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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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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