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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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Apple Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

A8 processor tablets manufactured by Apple have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just A8 processor tablets) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

3G Compatible

The Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) is 3G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the iPad Air (2nd gen) are not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the iPad Air (2nd gen), or the iPad Air (2nd gen) ($739.98) both from Apple.

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4G Compatible

The iPad Air (2nd gen) is 4G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago are not 4G compatible.

Tablets which are 4G compatible that might be worth considering include the iPad Air (2nd gen), or the iPad Air (2nd gen) ($739.98) both from Apple.

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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 comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as it.

This tablet computer's video recording mode (1080p) is actually the best video recording mode across all tablets of a similar age and spec to the iPad Air (2nd gen).

Across comparable types of tablet computer the worst video recording mode is 720p.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad Air (2nd gen) is 69GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air (2nd gen) has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released one year ago.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this A8 processor tablet was released.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the iPad Air (2nd gen) has a pretty standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other A8 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad Air (2nd gen).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The iPad Air (2nd gen) has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 1.5GHz processor clock speed tablets to this tablet computer and we think the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) ($449.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

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

We compared this tablet to all the other 9.7" tablet computers and we think cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) ($449.99) is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air (2nd gen) has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

Other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might also want to look at include the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) ($349.99) which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) ($449.99) (64GB) which is also cheaper.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the iPad Air (2nd gen) is two which is average compared to the other seven similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Air (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Video Calls
Voice Calls
Instant Messaging
T9 Text Input
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Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
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Kids Tablet
Fingerprint Reader
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Energy Star Certified
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Cable Included
AC Adapter
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64-Bit Computing Architecture
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Expert Reviews

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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
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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
No expandable storage
No flash on the rear camera
Mute and lock switch has disappeared

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Unbelievably slim and light
Flawless responsiveness
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

Reviewed 16 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 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
Dumb Print
Did not buy another when newegg had them on sale
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
SMy would recommend the Apple iPad Air 2 (Verified Purchase)

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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
Reviewed 11 2015 by Mr M Mason
(Verified Purchase)


Reviewed 3 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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Product Identifiers

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