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...
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Based on 3,366 expert and owner reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its tablet computers. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically within its A7 processor tablet computers range compared to other manufacturers.
Across all tablets, the iPad Air is one the most popular products currently available.
The iPad Air is 4G compatible. Most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad Air also are 4G compatible.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4G compatible tablets currently available including a cheaper tablet such as the Apple iPad Air ($375.99) or you might consider a higher rated tablet such as the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen).
If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen).
Like most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Air, the Apple iPad Air is 3G compatible.
Other 3G compatible tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) which has a better Rating; or the Apple iPad Air ($375.99) which is cheaper.
The screen sizes of tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad Air range from 7.9" to 9.7", and the average screen size is 8.6". The iPad Air has one of the larger screen sizes (9.7 inches) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.
Flash Storage Medium
This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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Very Long Browsing Time
Tablet computers of this spec and age have browsing times of between 8h and 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.2h. When compared to other similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Air, the iPad Air's browsing time of 10 hours is one of the longest.
1080p Video Recording Mode
The iPad Air has a higher video recording mode than most tablets of a comparable spec and age to it. This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, whereas most A7 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to it have a 720p video recording mode.
A 1080p video recording mode is actually the best video recording mode amongst all tablet computers of this type and age.
A 720p video recording mode is the worst video recording mode across comparable types of tablet computer.
Features One Personal Info Management App
The iPad Air has a greater number of personal info management (PIM) than most similar spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago. The most frequently featured personal info management app is Calendar, but this personal info management app is not featured on this tablet computer. The personal info management apps Calculator|Calendar|Events reminder|Games|Notes are also featured on this Apple tablet.
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Very Low Pixel Density
The average pixel density of similar spec tablets that came out more than a year ago is 310ppi, and the pixel densities range from 260ppi to 330ppi. With a pixel density of only 264 pixels per inch, the iPad Air has a quite low pixel density compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Air.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 1.4 gigahertz, the iPad Air has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Air range from 1.1GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.1GHz.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacities of tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad Air range from 16GB to 130GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that were released one year ago.
At 240 millimeters, the Apple iPad Air is very tall compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Air. The heights of tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Air range from 11mm to 240mm, and the average height is 190mm.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This tablet computer has been on the market for over a year.
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.
Average Rear Camera Resolution
The iPad Air has a fairly typical rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.
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Average Internal Storage Capacity
At 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a pretty standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than a year ago.
If this A7 processor tablet internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) (128GB) which is also higher rated.
Two Processor Cores
Compared to the other eight A7 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Air that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Apple iPad Air is two which is average.
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Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, Maps, FaceTime, Newsstand, Messages, iTunes Store, App Store, Calendar, Music, Videos, Siri, Reminders, Contacts, Camera, Notes, Photo Booth, Clock, Game Center
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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
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