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Apple iPad Air A7 16GB 9.7" Tablet

$410.07
$285.19 $124.88 cheaper than 6 days ago
Expert Reviews Best Buy Pocket Lint Editor's Choice macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice
A7 iOS 16GB 9.7" Jun 2015
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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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14 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

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

Nice Design

Several customers concluded that it was a good design. Macworld.co.uk said in their review “With a thinner, lighter design than Apple's latest iPad it's certainly a contender for the top spot”. Macworld.co.uk also said “We'd choose the iPad Air not only due to its stunning design and easy to use software.”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Great design and display, free iWork apps, improved performance”.

Some people concluded that it was good looking. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their Apple iPad Air review three years ago “More visually appealing than previous generations” . Also three years ago expert review site Gottabemobile.com wrote “Lighter iPad for 2013 that offers the same beautiful display and long battery life in a new design that is more portable”.

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Good Size

Some Apple iPad Air owners concluded that this tablet was thin. Macworld.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said on expert review site Mac World “For a company that obsesses over making devices thinner and lighter” in their review of this tablet. Expert website Techreviewsource.com wrote “Slimmer, lighter”. Expert website Macworld.co.uk wrote “It's thinner, has a better camera”.

One person reckoned that the product was lightweight. Theinquirer.net mentioned three years ago “Weighs in at a lightweight 469g, measuring a slimline 240x169.5x7.5mm - 20 percent thinner” in their review of the Apple iPad Air. One person concluded that this tablet was good structurally.

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Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the iPad Air is one the most popular tablet currently on sale.

Good Battery Life

A few customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their Apple iPad Air review “Display, free iWork apps, improved performance and battery life” and scored it 5 stars. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also wrote “Terrific battery life”.

Easy to Use

One Apple iPad Air owner thought it was easy to use.

One Apple iPad Air owner who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Air “Easier to hold for extended time periods” and gave the Apple iPad Air a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

Two Apple iPad Air owners who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Expert website Techreviewsource.com wrote “The result is an unusually slim, well-built platform for the best array of apps in the business” in their review of the Apple iPad Air. Three years ago Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Apple iPad Air “Solid construction”.

Good Product Quality

One Apple iPad Air reviewer considered that it was good quality. Pcworld.com_techhive.com rated this tablet 5 stars and said three years ago “Thinner display bezel makes accidental gestures more common, photo quality is better” in their review of the Apple iPad Air.

Good Connectivity

One Apple iPad Air reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “At just 469g (Wi-Fi version) it's 183g lighter than the 652g iPad 4”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

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

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the iPad Air is 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display resolution of all tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the iPad Air ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 2732 x 2048 pixels (best).

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Narrow

With a width of only 169.5 millimeters, the Apple iPad Air is one of the narrower comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. The average width of comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Air is 210mm.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of similar spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago is 72mm, and the thicknesses range from 0.9mm to 280mm. With a thickness of only 7.5 millimeters, the iPad Air has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad Air.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Air are not 3G compatible. The Apple iPad Air is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

The iPad Air is not 4G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air are also not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price].

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Air have digital zooms of between 3x and 8x. With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the iPad Air has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over a Year Ago

This tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the iPad Air has a pretty standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Air has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Screen Size

The iPad Air has a pretty standard screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the iPad Air.

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Kids Tablet

4 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy Pocket Lint Editor's Choice macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice

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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iPad Mini (3rd gen) vs iPad Air

Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) vs Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
A7 1.3GHz 128GB 7.9" 4G 3G
Apple iPad Air
A7 16GB 9.7"
$ $285.19
User Reviews Are a Little Better
88% Larger Internal Storage Capacity
A Lot Lighter
34.8mm Narrower
Vastly Worse Pocket Lint Review
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score

iPad Mini (3rd gen) vs iPad Air

Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) vs Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
A7 1.3GHz 64GB 7.9" 4G
Apple iPad Air
A7 16GB 9.7"
$ $285.19
User Reviews Are Marginally Better
Larger Internal Storage Capacity
138g Lighter
A Lot Narrower
Pocket Lint Review is Significantly Worse
A Lot Lower Expert Review Score

iPad Mini (2nd gen) vs iPad Air

Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) vs Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
A5 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9" 4G 3G
Apple iPad Air
A7 16GB 9.7"
$ 349.99 $285.19
Lighter
26% Narrower
20% Shorter
3G Compatible
Older by Six Months
Smaller Screen Size
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