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Apple iPad Air A7 1.3GHz 16GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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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 Tablet Computers

Based on 3,817 expert and user reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its tablets. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its A7 processor tablets range.

Top Seller

The iPad Air is a popular choice of tablet according to Amazon sales data.

1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is the most frequently found video recording mode on 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 came out more than two years ago are also not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might also be worth considering include the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)[plb_2144809_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

The Apple iPad Air is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Air are also not 4G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)[plb_2144809_price].

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad Air the internal storage capacity range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 49GB. The Apple iPad Air has one of the smaller internal storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

If you want a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] (32GB), or the iPad Mini (3rd gen)[pl_2519359_price] (64GB) both from Apple.

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Very Low Pixel Density

With a pixel density of only 264 pixels per inch, the iPad Air has one of the lower pixel densities amongst tablets of this age. The lowest pixel density of A7 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Air is 260ppi and the highest is 330ppi.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Air have total storage capacities of between 16GB and 130GB. With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Air has a fairly small total storage capacity 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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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The iPad Air has a pretty typical processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) 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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Average Rear Camera Resolution

The iPad Air has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad Air.

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Average Screen Size

The iPad Air has a fairly typical screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad Air.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the iPad Air is two. That's average compared to the other 25 tablet computers of this type and age 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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