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Apple iPad Air A7 1.3GHz 128GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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A7 1.3GHz iOS 128GB Jan 2014
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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 Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Apple tablets and also specifically for Apple A7 processor tablets and found that in both cases Apple had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

4G Compatible

Unlike most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years which are not 4G compatible, the iPad Air is 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144809_price], or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] both from Apple.

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3G Compatible

The iPad Air is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec are not 3G compatible.

If you want a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)[plb_2144809_price].

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablets of a comparable type and age to the iPad Air is 49GB, and the internal storage capacity range from 8GB to 130GB. With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a very large internal storage capacity 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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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad Air is 56GB, and the total storage capacities range from 16GB to 130GB. The iPad Air has one of the bigger total storage capacities (128 gigabytes) amongst A7 processor tablets of this age.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Narrow

The iPad Air is quite narrow (only 134.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Air. The widths of tablet computers that came out around the same time as the iPad Air range from 130mm to 200mm.

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Very Short Browsing Time

The iPad Air has a fairly short browsing time (only 9 hours) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Air. The average browsing time of A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Air is 9.4h.

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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 Apple released the iPad Air.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The iPad Air has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers and we think the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_2519374_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

The iPad Air has a relatively average rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air.

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad Air is a two processor core tablet computer which is average compared to the other 25 A7 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Air that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared all the other 2 processor core tablets to this tablet and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price] is also worth considering.

If this tablet computer has too few processor cores then you might want to look at the Gigaset QV830[plb_2981383_price] (4 processor cores).

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Average Screen Size

The iPad Air has a relatively average screen size (7.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air.

There are a number of alternative 7.9" tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price].

If you would prefer a tablet with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Gigaset QV830[plb_2981383_price] (8"), or the Apple iPad Air[plb_2031190_price] (9.7").

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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

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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User Reviews

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
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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