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Apple iPad Air A7 32GB 9.7" Tablet

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A7 IOS 7 32GB 9.7" Feb 2014
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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including digitalone.com.sg, theverge.com, everyeye.it and tudoemtecnologia.com the average expert rating of this A7 processor tablet computer is 91 out of 100. If all the tablets of a comparable age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this tablet is in the top 1%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Apple tablet computer rated it as marvellous.

Excellent Brand

Apple A7 processor tablets have excellent ratings on average and across all tablet computers Apple is one of the best brands.

Nice Design

A number of Apple iPad Air owners who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was a good design. Two years ago Itpro.co.uk mentioned “Sleek design” in their review. Itpro.co.uk also wrote “Amazing lightweight design, great display, brilliant battery, iLife is a big USP especially iMovie, iPhoto”. Theverge.com mentioned “Thinner and lighter design” in their review and scored it 5 stars.

Some people who purchased this tablet said that it was good looking. Two years ago Itpro.co.uk said in their review “Without a case the back panel scuffs up pretty easily and lower storage variants 16GB) are essentially worthless iLife”. Theverge.com said in their review of the Apple iPad Air “Graphics performance, iOS 7 a beautiful and powerful complement to hardware”. Theverge.com also said “Amazingly thin, light case, improved styling and superspeedy processor”.

One person who purchased the Apple iPad Air considered that it was smooth. Three years ago Theverge.com said in their review “Fast and smooth performance”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Apple iPad Air reviewers who reviewed this tablet said that it had a good battery life.

Good Size

Several Apple iPad Air owners who bought the product reckoned that it was thin. Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Apple iPad Air is thinner and lighter than the previous model, is powered by a 64-bit A7 processor”. Itpro.co.uk wrote last year “Slim and light (although a little thicker” in their review of the Apple iPad Air. Itpro.co.uk also mentioned “Slimmer and lighter than previous iPads”.

One customer who purchased this tablet considered that it was lightweight.

One Apple iPad Air owner who purchased it considered that it was a good body shape. Theverge.com scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Apple iPad Air “Lighter body makes for a much more usable 10inch tablet”.

One person concluded that it was compact. Theverge.com said three years ago “More compact, more powerful” in their Apple iPad Air review.

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A Best Selling Tablet

The iPad Air is a popular choice of tablet computer.

Good Connectivity

One Apple iPad Air owner said in their reviews that the Apple iPad Air was wifi compatible. Theverge.com mentioned “New WiFi antennas are fast, iOS 7 runs best on Air” in their Apple iPad Air review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought this tablet reckoned that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Theverge.com mentioned “Cuttingedge processor and graphics performance, iOS 7 a beautiful” in their review of this tablet.

Robust

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was well made. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Solid battery life” in their review of the Apple iPad Air. Last year Itpro.co.uk wrote in their review “Beautifully designed and built”. Theverge.com rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet “Battery life is a solid 10 hours”.

5 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One customer concluded that the product was not good quality. Theverge.com said in their review “Camera quality has not improved” but they still rated the Apple iPad Air 5 stars.

Difficult to Use

One Apple iPad Air owner who reviewed this tablet said that it did not have a good experience. Three years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “IPad Air may not change day-to-day experience enough to justify upgrading from iPad 4 (earlier generations of iPad are a different matter”.

One Apple iPad Air reviewer mentioned that it was not comfortable and easy to hold. Theverge.com mentioned three years ago “Not as comfortable as iPad Mini” but even so they still rated it 5 stars.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most A7 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Air are not 4G compatible. The iPad Air is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The iPad Air is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad Air are also not 3G compatible.

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Only One Processor Core

Most tablet computers of this type and age have between one and three processor cores, including the iPad Air which has one processor core.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this A7 processor tablet computer was released.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the iPad Air has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Air.

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4 Awards

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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...

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

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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

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a7 32GB 9.7"
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96GB Larger Internal Storage Capacity
One More Processor Core
Newer by Eight Months
42% Lighter
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Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) vs Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
A5 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9"
Apple iPad Air
a7 32GB 9.7"
$ $365.97
Two Processor Cores
Eight Months Newer
A Lot Lighter
34.8mm Narrower
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Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) vs Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9" 4G 3G
Apple iPad Air
a7 32GB 9.7"
$ 349.99 $365.97
$16 Cheaper
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
Two Processor Cores
A Lot Lighter
Vastly Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
Lower Expert Review Score
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