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Apple iPad Air (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad Air (2nd Gen) A8X 16GB 9.7" Tablet

A8X iOS 16GB 9.7" Oct 2014
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Massive power. In its most minimal form.With a new A8X chip built on second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture, iPad Air 2 is the fastest, most powerful iPad ever. With this kind of... More
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13 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this tablet computer is marvellous based on 52 user reviews. If all the tablet computers of a comparable age and spec are ranked by average user review score then this Apple tablet is in the top 1%.

Apple Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

Apple is one of the top rated tablet computer manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its A8X processor tablets.

Top Seller

Across all tablet computers, the iPad Air (2nd gen) is one the most popular products currently on the market.

Good Size

Several customers who bought the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) concluded that it was thin. John Ryan scored the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) 5 stars and he wrote “Impossibly thin, incredibly fast and beautiful”. John Ryan also mentioned “6% lighter than the astonishingly slim predecessor”.

One Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owner said in their reviews that the product was a good weight. Ann Chamberlain said “Lightweighter in weight which makes a real difference”.

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Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup. Gilly said on Amazon “Easy to set up and use” in their review and scored it 5 stars.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. K B Fuller wrote on Amazon “It is easy to use and easy to set up”. Ursula said last year “Great clear and ease of use” and scored the product very highly.

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Nice Design

Several Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owners who reviewed the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) said that it was good looking. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was well designed.

Good Product Quality

Two Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) reviewers who reviewed the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) reckoned that it was good quality. Mr. Trevor Armstrong mentioned on Amazon “I bought the IPad for my wife, she loves it, great product, well designed and built.I would recommend it to anyone” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Silvester scored this tablet very highly and said on Amazon two years ago “A noticeably lower quality screen”.

Good Battery Life

Several Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) reviewers considered that it had a good battery life. John Ryan said “It has the same remarkable 10 hour battery life.” in his review of this tablet and scored the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) very highly.

Good Picture Quality

One Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owner wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. John Ryan scored it 5 stars and he said two years ago “With stunning graphics and lots of power it's also a serious gaming device” in his review.

Good Support

One person reckoned that this tablet had good technical guidance. John Ryan wrote on Amazon two years ago “A word of warning, this is a very long review and describes the entire iPad range to help you decide the best model for you”.

Robust

One Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) owner said in their reviews that it was well made. Rob Miller he mentioned in his review of the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) two years ago “A Solid Choice of Tablet”.

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) was able to connect to the internet.

1080p Video Recording Mode

The iPad Air (2nd gen) has a higher video recording mode than most tablet computers of a similar spec and age to it. This Apple tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, whereas most tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to it have a 720p video recording mode.

This tablet computer's video recording mode (1080p) is in fact the best video recording mode amongst all tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the iPad Air (2nd gen).

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

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Not 4G Compatible

The Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) is not 4G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air (2nd gen) are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most A8X processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Air (2nd gen) are not 3G compatible. The iPad Air (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this tablet computer was released.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Apple iPad Air (2nd gen) has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other A8X processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air (2nd gen).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air (2nd gen) has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other A8X processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Air (2nd gen).

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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.

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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
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mh2w2, apple mh2w2l, apple mh2w2ll, apple mh2w2lla, apple appleipadair2spacegray
Barcodes 00705688908661, 00888462036085, 00888462086035

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