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Apple iPad Air A7 1.3GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet Editor's Choice Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy Editor's Choice
A7 1.3GHz iOS 16GB Nov 2014
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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 pound. The stunning Retina display sits... More
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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 computer range.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 9.7 inches, the iPad Air has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type. Across all the tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the iPad Air the display diagonals range from 7.8" to 9.7".

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording modes, which is the most commonly found video recording modes on A7 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Air, the iPad Air is not 3G.

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Not 4G

The Apple iPad Air is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Air are also not 4G.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad Air. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablet computers of this type and age is 4GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 48GB.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2032270_price] (32GB), or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] (32GB) both from Apple.

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Very Low Pixel Density

Tablet computers of this type and age have pixel densitys of between 260ppi and 330ppi. With a pixel density of only 264 pixels per inch, the iPad Air has one of the lower pixel densitys amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of A7 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air range from 16GB to 130GB, and the average total storage capacity is 62GB. The Apple iPad Air has a quite small total storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Air.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the iPad Air over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.3 gigahertz, the Apple iPad Air has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the iPad Air.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the iPad Air has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) 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.

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other 25 tablets of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the iPad Air is a two processor cores tablet which is average.

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Family
Coprocessor Model
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Second Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Rear Camera
Frequency Range
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
2G Standards
3G Standards
4G Standard
Ethernet LAN
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Lightning Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Docking Connector Type
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Instant Messaging (IM)
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Personal Info Management (PIM)
GPS (satellite)
Archive Formats Supported
Position Location
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Browsing Time
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Docking Connector
64-Bit Computing
SIM Card Support
Full HD
Total Storage Capacity
Video Capture Resolution (max)
Supported Graphics Resolutions

9 Awards Top Product Recommended 9.5 Out Of 10 Editor's Choice Les 5 Star Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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

14 November 2014

While the iPad Air 2 is no doubt a five-star product, you can save yourself money by opting to purchase last year's model. Yes, we know Apple has improved the processor, added Touch ID and... Read more…

IPad Air offers a larger screen and a more immersive experience, iPad mini 2 is more portable and cheaper
Slimmer and lighter than previous iPads
7 chip makes it fastest iPad yet
Sleek design
Powerful innards
IPad Air is most expensive of the iPads and won't fit in a pocket
Watching films on iPad mini is less of a cinematic experience
IPad Air's extra speed not obvious in general use
Screen feels slightly plasticky because of 'flex'
No TouchID
23 May 2014

This comparison takes the two most competitive tablets, Samsung's Galaxy NotePro 12.2 and Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet, and measures how they stand next to Apple's iPad Air.Where function meets... Read more…

23 April 2014

IPad Air review Welcome to our iPad Air review. Our iPad Air review includes: everything you need to know about Apple's iPad Air tablet, the iPad Air's specs, features and physical design and...

Think of this as the bigger version of our iPad mini with Retina display vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 comparison smackdown. No, the comparison and video smackdown aren't larger, but today's...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2014 by Sassisoo

I wasn't at all sure that tablet computing would be useful to me, and the cost of Apple's options compared to so many others on the market put me off for a long time. I bought a really cheap... Read more…

Reviewed 13 February 2014 by AnthonyWright

The Apple iPad Air is the latest in the iPad series. It offers massive technological upgrades compares to the older versions of the iPad or the current selling counterpart iPad 2. The screen on... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2014 by Valve5425

Great tablet! As the heading says, lightweight and fast. This is my first Apple product so it took a bit of getting used to. The Apple help booklet on the IPad isn't helpful, so I needed to trawl... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Duck7

I did a lot of homework before i purchased the ipad air and i have had it for a few weeks now and yes it is the best, it also goes to show you get what you pay for. as for john Lewis the service... Read more…

Reviewed 3 December 2013 by Stew100

The iPad Air is thinner and lighter, but if you put a case on it, you won't really notice any difference. It is without doubt quicker, but if you're not too bothered about that, previous models... Read more…

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Larger Display Diagonal
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