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Apple iPad Air A7 16GB 9.7" Tablet Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Editor's Choice Recommended
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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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this Apple tablet computer rated this tablet computer as excellent on average. This tablet computer in the top 1% of all the tablets of this age and spec when ranked by user rating.

Apple Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

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

Good Size

A number of Apple iPad Air reviewers who bought it said that it was thin. scored it 5 stars and wrote on expert website PC Mag four years ago “Slimmer, lighter” in their review. also said “The result is an unusually slim, well-built platform for the best array of apps in the business”. Expert review site mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Air “It's thinner, has a better camera” .

Some Apple iPad Air owners who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. wrote in their review of this tablet four years ago “This 1-pound slate attempts to combine a big-screen experience with a design so compact you can easily use it with one hand” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. also wrote “The iPad Air's jaw-droppingly compact design, faster performance”.

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was lightweight. said “Weighs in at a lightweight 469g, measuring a slimline 240x169.5x7.5mm - 20 percent thinner”.

One Apple iPad Air reviewer who purchased it considered that it was a good body shape. Expert review site wrote in their review “With it comes a thinner and lighter body and an improved processor, courtesy of the A7 chip”.

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Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website said “Each has a unique design” in their review. also wrote “Sharkk's sets itself apart from the pack with a design that lets users easily flip between landscape”. said in their review “It is finally in the fifth generation that Apple has given the iPad a proper design and form factor tweak” .

A number of people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Expert website wrote four years ago “It looks gorgeous and it's extremely light to hold”. said “Play some really beautiful games and apps” in their Apple iPad Air review. Expert review site mentioned in their review “Beautiful new redesign”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Expert review site wrote “Silky smooth and super to look at” in their review of the Apple iPad Air.

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A Top Selling Tablet

According to sales data from Amazon, the iPad Air is one the best selling tablet currently on the market.


Some Apple iPad Air reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Four years ago expert website wrote “The result is an engineering marvel; a full-sized 9.7-inch iPad which you can e”.

Good Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. said “It also comes with a nice boost in performance while maintaining good battery life” in their review of this tablet.

Easy to Use

One Apple iPad Air reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website mentioned in their review of this tablet “It's the most comfortable 10-inch tablet we've used” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the Apple iPad Air thought it had good features. Expert review site mentioned in their review “Apple's new iPad Air is an all around winner due to its strong performance, competitive features”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website said “They are thin and light, well made, designed and built” in their review of the Apple iPad Air.

Very Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year that we have checked the display diagonal of, the iPad Air's display diagonal of 9.7 inches is one of the largest. The average display diagonal of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air is 8.4", and the display diagonals range from 7" to 9.7".

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1080p Video Recording Modes

The iPad Air has a higher video recording mode than most A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to it. This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording modes, whereas most tablet computers that were released one year ago have a 720p video recording modes.

This tablet's video recording mode (1080p) is actually the best video recording mode amongst all tablets of this type and age.

The worst video recording mode amongst comparable types of tablet is 720p.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this A7 processor tablet was released.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

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

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Apple iPad Air has a fairly standard internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Air.

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8 Awards Recommended 4.5 Star Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Editor's Choice Recommended Recommended

Expert Reviews

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…

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...

22 May 2014

Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air: the same, but different When Microsoft first launched the Surface tablets it pitched them squarely against Apple's market-leading iPad . And that was reasonable: after... Read more…

2 May 2014

Ultimately it is a matter of personal preference. Both these tablets stand head and shoulders above the rest of the 10in tablet world. They are thin and light, well made, designed and built. They...

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User Reviews

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

Love it much easier than a laptop...

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…

Reviewed 6 January 2014 by Lemon570

I bought two of these for Xmas and you have to say they are an amazing piece of technology. Screen quality is terrific and the speed of response makes you want to put the old lap top in the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2014 by GladeBird

First introduction to Ipad Air. Found the requirement to make emergency with the family whilst on holiday. The Ipad fills that requirement with easy. Still learning how to use its full potential &... Read more…

Reviewed 14 November 2014 by Auberginee

The iPad has the Apple touchy-feely loveliness you expect and is really very handy but when it comes down to it if you have a PC or laptop and iPhone the iPad doesn't do much new, though it does... Read more…

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