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Apple iPad Air A7 1.3GHz 128GB 9.7" Tablet

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A7 1.3GHz iOS 128GB Oct 2013
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IPad Air.The power of lightness. 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... More
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Apple Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

A7 processor tablets manufactured by Apple have excellent ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just A7 processor tablets) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad Air. A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air have internal storage capacity of between 8GB and 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 49GB.

We compared all the other 128GB internal storage capacity tablets to this tablet and we think cheaper tablets such as the iPad Mini (3rd gen)[pl_2519363_price], and the iPad Mini (3rd gen)[pl_2519391_price] both from Apple is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the A7 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air the screen sizes range from 7.8" to 9.7". With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the Apple iPad Air has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 9.7" tablets currently available including the Apple iPad Air[plb_1737207_price] which is cheaper.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is the most frequently found video recording mode on tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of this age and type, the Apple iPad Air is not 4G compatible.

Tablets which are 4G compatible that might be worth considering include the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_2519374_price]; or the Apple iPad Air[plb_1737207_price].

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other A7 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Air, the Apple iPad Air is not 3G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Air[plb_1737207_price] or the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_2519374_price].

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Air has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad Air.

We compared all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers to this tablet and we think cheaper tablets such as the Apple iPad Air[plb_1737207_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the iPad Air has a fairly standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air.

We compared all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers to this tablet and we think the Apple iPad Air[plb_1737207_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Apple iPad Air is two. That's average compared to the other 25 A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2 processor core tablets currently available including cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad Air[plb_1737207_price].

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Expert Reviews

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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...

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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

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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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iPad Mini (2nd gen) vs iPad Air

Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) vs Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
A7 1.3GHz 32GB 7.9" 4G 3G
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A7 1.3GHz 128GB 9.7"
$ 399.99 $792.83
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3G Compatible
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Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Air
A7 1.3GHz 64GB 9.7" 4G 3G
Apple iPad Air
A7 1.3GHz 128GB 9.7"
$ 619.00 $792.83
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4G Compatible
Vastly Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
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