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Apple iPad Air A7 1.3GHz 128GB 7.9" 4G 3G Tablet Editor's Choice Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Expert Reviews Best Buy
A7 1.3GHz iOS 128GB Jun 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 Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

On average Apple A7 processor tablet computers have excellent reviews as do all tablets built by Apple.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of similar spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago range from 4GB to 130GB. When compared to other A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad Air that we have checked the internal storage capacity of, the iPad Air's internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Air. Similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacitys of between 16GB and 130GB, and the average total storage capacity is 59GB.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording modes, which is typical of many tablets of a comparable age and type to it.

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Features Five Personal Info Management (PIM)s

The number of personal info management (PIM) featured on the iPad Air is more than most similar spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago. This Apple tablet computer features an Events reminder personal info management (PIM), which is the most commonly featured personal info management (PIM) featured on A7 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad Air. The personal info management (PIM)s "Calculator", "Calendar", "Games" and "Notes" are also featured on this tablet computer.

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Very Short Browsing Time

The average browsing time of tablet computers of this spec and age is 9.7h. The iPad Air has one of the shorter browsing times (only 9 hours) amongst tablets of this age.

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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 this tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.3 gigahertz, the Apple iPad Air has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as 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 (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the iPad Air has a relatively standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Air.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Apple iPad Air is two. That's average compared to the other 25 A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Air that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared all the other 2 processor cores tablet computers to this tablet computer 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 has too few processor coress then you might want to consider the Gigaset QV830[plb_2981383_price] (4 processor coress).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Apple iPad Air has a pretty average display diagonal (7.9 inches) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 7.9" tablet computers currently available including the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price] which has better reviews.

If this Apple tablet display diagonal is not large enough for you 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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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Expert Reviews

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'
6 August 2014

Since the introduction of the first iPad in 2010, tablets have taken off faster than any other piece of technology in recent history. Dozens of manufacturers make dozens of sizes of tablets, but... Read more…

20 June 2014

Apple's best tablet ever, it's small, light, incredibly powerful and has an amazing screen...

Expert Reviews

Samsung has unwrapped a new line of Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab S, which the South Korean giant is touting as the ?best tablet that it has ever made? and is set to compete directly with... Read more…

13 June 2014

Overall, there's no doubt that Samsung has unveiled tough new competition for the iPad Air with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. It's thinner, has a better camera, a slightly better display and some...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 24 November 2014 by Sidetracted
Sidetracted would recommend the Apple iPad Air

This is an upgrade for me from the iPad 2, and I really like it, it is much lighter and brighter!

Reviewed 26 November 2014 by Littlehamp
Littlehamp would recommend the Apple iPad Air

Love it much easier than a laptop...

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 13 February 2014 by AnthonyWright

The Apple iPad Air is the latest in the iPad series. It offers massive technological upgrades compares to the older versions of the iPad or the current selling counterpart iPad 2. The screen on... Read more…

Reviewed 6 February 2015 by Shihtzusue1

I have used a laptop for years and was resistant to using a iPad as I throught it would be too complicated, and because it did not have a keyboard that I would not get along with it. How wrong I... Read more…

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