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Apple iPad Air (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad Air (2nd Gen) A8X 1.5GHz 16GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

A8X 1.5GHz iOS 16GB Oct 2014
Processor Model Processor Clock Speed Operating System Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this tablet computer rated this tablet as exceptional on average.

Apple Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

Apple is one of the leading tablet manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its A8X processor tablets.

Nice Design

Five Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Gizmodo.com said “Beautiful, thin design” in their review of the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen). Gizmodo.com also said “It's hard to call the gorgeous screen "bad" by any measure.”. Gizmodo.com also said “Battery life remains the same, although its battery life is already pretty good”.

Several people who reviewed the product considered that it was a good design. Techworld.com wrote “Incredible thin and sleek design with new gold color option (which I really like, by the way”. Gizmodo.com wrote “An even thinner and lighter design”. Gizmodo.com also wrote “Best app design and selection of any platform”.

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Good Size

Four customers who reviewed the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) concluded that it was thin. Gizmodo.com wrote in their review of this tablet two years ago “Thinner and lighter than last model”. One Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owner who purchased the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) considered that it was thick.

One person who purchased it thought it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

Two Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Gizmodo.com mentioned “Thickness make this easy enough to use with one hand, let alone held normally with two” in their review of the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen). Gizmodo.com also mentioned “Still easy to use”.

One Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) reviewer who purchased this tablet wrote that it had a good experience. Gizmodo.com said “Fantastic user experience” in their review. One Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owner reckoned that this tablet was easy to handle. Gizmodo.com mentioned two years ago “Triplecore processor shows it's capable of handling any task” in their review of the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen).

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Good Battery Life

A few Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Techworld.com mentioned two years ago “Decent battery life”.

Robust

Some Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owners who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Gizmodo.com mentioned “Continues to exude a premium, solid finish”. Gizmodo.com also said “Stunning build”.

Good Product Quality

One person reckoned that it was good quality. Gizmodo.com mentioned two years ago “Audio playback via speakers makes the thin metal body resonate more than before” in their review of the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen).

Good Sound Quality

One Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) reviewer who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality.

4G Compatible

The Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) is 4G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other A8X processor tablets that have been available for more than two years are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

Unlike most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Air (2nd gen) which are not 3G compatible, the iPad Air (2nd gen) is 3G compatible.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The iPad Air (2nd gen) has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than the 720p video recording mode found on most tablets of a comparable age and type to it.

This tablet computer's video recording mode (1080p) is in fact the best video recording mode across all tablets of this spec and age.

The worst video recording mode across comparable types of tablet computer is 720p.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of A8X processor tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad Air (2nd gen) is 62GB. The iPad Air (2nd gen) has a quite small internal storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other A8X processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the iPad Air (2nd gen).

Tablets with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) (64GB and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air (2nd gen) has one of the smaller total storage capacities amongst A8X processor tablets of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec tablets that came out more than two years ago is 16GB, the biggest is 130GB, and the average total storage capacity is 69GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen)

Released Over Two Years Ago

This A8X processor tablet was released over two years ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the iPad Air (2nd gen) has a pretty standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the iPad Air (2nd gen).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.5 gigahertz, the iPad Air (2nd gen) has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the iPad Air (2nd gen) has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other seven tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Air (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the iPad Air (2nd gen) is two which is average.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Digital Zoom
Audio
Frequency Range
Built-In Speaker
Networking
2G Standard
3G Standard
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
SIM Card Type
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Phone Features
Messaging
T9 Text Input
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Supported Archive Format
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
3G Browsing Time
WiFi Browsing Time
4G Browsing Time
Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Thickness
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Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Operating Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Keyboard Included
Other Features
Kids Tablet
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Expert Reviews

30 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.For sometime now, tablets have been bridging the gap between laptops and smartphones. There has... Read more…

8 December 2014

Many Apple fans were hoping for an iPad Pro this year, but it didn't happen. What they did get was a successor to the iPad Air. Here we compare the iPad Air 2 with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 so you... Read more…

Incredible thin and sleek design with new gold color option (which I really like, by the way)
Touch ID fingerprint sensor provides added security
Improved abundance of apps
Decent battery life
Improved processing performance
Absence of the mute switch on the chassis
Antireflective coating on the display is subtle and hardly noticeable
The device can be quite pricey depending upon the model you choose
Wint geen originaliteitsprijs
Instapmodel heeft weinig opslag
30 October 2014

ExpandIf you dont have an iPad and want an iPad, this is the best iPad there is. Its meaningfully better in terms of portability (light, thin, rigid, glare-resistant) than the previous iPad Air,...

Beautiful, thin design
Bestinclass display
Excellent battery life
Fantastic user experience
Lovely clear screen
Lacks innovation
Expensive
No expandable storage
No flash on the rear camera
Mute and lock switch has disappeared
25 November 2014

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11 December 2015

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Unbelievably slim and light
Flawless responsiveness
Fast
Useful Continuity features
Great design
ICloud features have some problems
No waterproofing
Expensive, iCloud sharing has some problems
Very expensive
Pixel density could be higher, iOS is not for everybody
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 June 2015 by 1001Chris

Surprisingly slim yet feels sturdy. I have added a protective case, which slightly undermines my first sentence. However, I prefer a degree of security from drops. Screen brilliant and the... Read more…

Very good performance even in SATA II
Easy firmware update
Sandisk has their own NAND memory for quality control
Smokin' deal on 1-day promo
Firmware update (called 211 i think) addressed some shortcomings of original controller software
Wish all SSD makers would state the actual available capacity the drive will have after formatting provisioning. For example, Sandisk Extreme 240GB yields 223GB usable, the Ultra 120GB yields 111GB, a
They are still too expensive. Where have all the lower-price deals gone for SSDs
Died in about a year. A sandisk SSD that dies in a year, after my previous sandisk SSD died in a year. .. what terrible products
Camera Is Terrible
Excessive wait for SanDisk to provide upgraded firmware
Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Dale
Dale would recommend the Apple iPad Air 2 (Verified Purchase)

I traded up from an iPad Air. I wouldn't have done so except I made the mistake of buying a 16GB model of the Air (never again). This triggered my upgrade to a 64GB Air 2. The experience is even... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Detailed
Dumb Print
Did not buy another when newegg had them on sale
None
Researched 3 months before buying the first one, Since I built my computer I did not have to concern myself with different manufacture's. If that was the case I would have to call and ask if their sys
Sata cable
Reviewed 11 February 2015 by SMy
SMy would recommend the Apple iPad Air 2 (Verified Purchase)

I give the new iPad Air 2 five stars because it is so light, has an incredible screen resolution, and works faster than any other iPad. My only gripe: the audio appears to have a deeper bass... Read more…

Compact
Lightweight
Versatile
App Availablity
Battery Life
Poor Sound Quality
Updating the firmware is a little bit of a pain. But I build computers all the time, so not a big deal for me. It might be a little more challenging for a novice
Hard To Set Up
Issues
Expensive
Reviewed 11 May 2015 by Mr M Mason
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent.

Reviewed 3 May 2015 by Rosie
(Verified Purchase)

Replacement for my iPad two, very pleased with item, easy to set up and use, nice and light and fits in my handbag.

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Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) vs Apple iPad Air (2nd gen)
Apple iPad Air (2nd gen)
A8X 1.5GHz 16GB 9.7"
Apple iPad Air (2nd gen)
A8X 1.5GHz 16GB 9.7" 4G 3G
$ 347.87
2% Lighter
Better Selling
Smaller Internal Memory
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