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Apple iPad Air A7 16GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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A7 IOS 7 16GB 9.7" Oct 2014
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The power of lightness. 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... More
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17 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this Apple tablet rated this tablet as marvellous on average. If all the tablet computers of this age and spec are ranked by average user review score then this tablet computer is in the top 1%.

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A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Andyj said on Amazon “Lighter than others I have seen it still feels substantial and well made” in their review of this tablet and scored the product 5 stars. Danny mentioned four years ago “This Ipad is an amazing piece of engineering it has a crisp display which is brilliant for reading books on or general text on websites” in his Apple iPad Air review. Dave36 gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The ipad air is thin, sleek, very well made”.

A number of people considered that this tablet was reliable. El Tel mentioned on Amazon “So refreshing to have such an instant and reliable response” in their review and rated the Apple iPad Air 5 stars. Fdwalker said on Amazon “(so far) very reliable” in their review of the Apple iPad Air. Joe Slow mentioned in his review on Amazon in January last year “The operating system is quite reliable”.

A number of Apple iPad Air owners thought the Apple iPad Air was strong and durable. Antoine said “It looks sturdy and the stitching is top notch, yet I do not particularly like the shiny finish” in his review of this tablet. Harold Potter wrote on Amazon “I can't fault the build of the iPad” but despite that he only rated the product 60 out of 100. Leon said “The structure is fantastically sturdy” in his review and scored it 5 stars.

A number of customers who bought it said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Pauline Parnell mentioned “There was no indication on the site that it was not a normal British purchase and I work with kids - damage guaranteed! IPad itself is great”. Poozle mentioned “I am 72 and am incapacitated with a broken ankle, so was delighted to receive my ipad in 2 days”.

Several Apple iPad Air owners who purchased it reckoned that it was sealed. Paul Jarvis said on Amazon “It was exactly as advertised new sealed box originally for the USA market buy supplied with UK adaptor ! Early days”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Apple iPad Air owners who purchased the Apple iPad Air considered that it had good sound quality. Arif Shaikh said on Amazon “Looks really good and the sound from the speakers, while not a surround sound system, are more than adequate for the job” and gave the product a very good review score. Catherine M Stuttard mentioned in her review three years ago “Videos in excellent colour with a good sound also from such a small set of features”. Catherine M Stuttard also said “Easy to use with excellent screen and sound”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Apple iPad Air reviewers who bought the product thought it had good colour saturation. Bookworm wrote on Amazon “Well defined with lovely vivid colours” in their review of this tablet. Dimitris wrote four years ago “The colours look alive and the photos look crispier as ever” in their Apple iPad Air review and gave it a very good review. James M mentioned “The screen is superb and colours are really vibrant” in his review of the Apple iPad Air and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Four Apple iPad Air reviewers thought the product had good picture quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Only thing I've found is the picture quality on the camera when used indoors is grainy” . Michael Young scored the product very highly and he mentioned in his review of the Apple iPad Air “The picture quality is fantastic and very fast when using the web”. Three years ago Nalan Enver rated this tablet as very good and wrote in their review “The picture quality is fantastic and the sound is quality is good to”.

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Easy to Use

Sixty-eight Apple iPad Air reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer scored the Apple iPad Air very highly and said on Amazon “It's operation is almost intuitive and it's speed leaves a PC lap-top dead in the water”. Andrei said in their Apple iPad Air review on Amazon “Sleeker than than previous gens & easy to use”. Anne Elizabeth Dunn said in her Apple iPad Air review “Responsive to the touch and very easy to use, would recommend it to my friends” and scored the Apple iPad Air 5 stars.

A few Apple iPad Air reviewers said in their reviews that the Apple iPad Air was comfortable and easy to hold. Deepee mentioned in their review “Low on memory for the money, has no expandable memory or external connectivity (USB etc), non user replaceable battery, is hard to hold and vulnerable without a case” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 3 stars. James M wrote “Firstly it feels so nice to hold and use” . Two years ago Just My Opinion! gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It's much more comfortable to hold”.

A few people who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Beckie wrote in her review of this tablet “So easy to set up”. Bookworm gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “It was incredibly easy to set up and I was fully up”. Two years ago Graham Worboys he wrote on Amazon “Very happy the iPad is just great so simple to setup and use”.

A number of Apple iPad Air owners said in their reviews that the Apple iPad Air had a good experience. John wrote on Amazon “You navigate around with your finger by pointing and gently swiping the screen makes the whole experience a lot easier - a lot more fun” in his review of the Apple iPad Air. Last year Maureen Pratchett scored this tablet very highly and she said in her review on Amazon “Thoroughly enjoying the experience, wish I had bought one years ago, especially as I like social history, so spend many happy hours browsing”. Musicfan wrote in their review “Highly recommended on experience to date”.

Several Apple iPad Air reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Two years ago Den gave the product an excellent review and wrote “The young can use it rather easily, thanks to Apples really user friendly, User Interface” in their review. Johnh said on Amazon three years ago “They have created a clunky user interface, which ensures you cannot access the directory”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of customers considered that the product had a good battery life. Ali T said “Battery life is excellent, even though it's 2 years old it still lasts around 8 hours from a full charge (depending on what I'm using it for!”. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Apple iPad Air on Amazon “Excellent battery life”. Andrei mentioned on Amazon “Battery life is remarkable in placed” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Apple iPad Air reviewer who purchased it said that it was quick to charge. Ali T said in his Apple iPad Air review last year “It takes around 1.5 hours to charge from empty to full” .

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-three Apple iPad Air owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Ease of use, build quality, range of apps, performance all combine to make me accept there is a reason why iPads dominate this market sector”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “To get a decent iPad case with a keyboard attached is another great investment - most good quality ones are around £60 upwards”. Amazon Customer also said “Good price, nice colour and well made”.

Good Size

Several Apple iPad Air owners wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Amazon Customer rated the product as very good and said on Amazon four years ago “High quality screen, also very slim and nice looking too as a fashion accessory” in their review of this tablet. Andyj mentioned “Screen and graphics are a model of clarity and despite this latest ipad being thinner and lighter than others I have seen it still feels substantial” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. Three years ago Antoine rated it as very good and he said on Amazon “Was greeted by a lovely, super slim and lightweight gem of a tablet”.

Some customers who bought this tablet thought it was a good weight. Cupcakes wrote in their review on Amazon “I'm so glad I made this purchase because it is light weight and easy to use” and rated the product 5 stars. D E Porter mentioned “Very practical size and weight”. Mrs. Mary L. Glover said in his Apple iPad Air review on Amazon “Very light weight and brilliant product”.

Some Apple iPad Air owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was lightweight. John mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Remarkably thin - it feels like a light-weight book.3”. Karen scored it very highly and she wrote “Super quick screen, lightweight and very smart piece of tech”. Three years ago Leon wrote on Amazon “However I will mention that this tablet is particularly lightweight and excellent for travelling around” in his Apple iPad Air review.

Four customers who bought it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Antoine he wrote on Amazon “Albeit screen offers better viewing angles) It really is a pity that I had to buy a protective case, which covers the beautifully crafted aluminium body” in his review of the Apple iPad Air.

A number of Apple iPad Air reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Brenda Peter she wrote three years ago “Easy to carry around reading books, magazines, games, emails, news updates” in her review. Catherine M Stuttard she mentioned in her Apple iPad Air review on Amazon “Overall I still think it is great, easy to carry and easy to use with excellent screen”. Sheila Christenson wrote in her review on Amazon “IPad Air is easy to use and easy to carry about” and gave the product a very good review.

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Excellent Brand

Apple has excellent average reviews for its A7 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet computer range compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

A number of Apple iPad Air owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was good looking. ... mentioned “It's a good looking device, is light” in their Apple iPad Air review. Antoine scored it very highly and he said on Amazon “Stylish, Sleek and Blazingly Fast” in his review of the Apple iPad Air. Antoine Camilleri wrote in his Apple iPad Air review on Amazon “Super slim, stylish and blazing fast”.

Some people who bought the product thought it was a good design. In January last year Bookworm rated this tablet as very good and wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Great design, easy to use, lovely screen”. Four years ago Dimitris wrote “A sleek design of aluminum, packs a 9.7 inches display with the same retina resolution as the previous ones” in their Apple iPad Air review. John gave it an excellent rating and he wrote “This is a stunning piece of modern design” in his review.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. Reviewify.co.uk mentioned “Are silky smooth, there is no juddering or slow loading times”. Sam L mentioned four years ago “San Andreas are beautifully smooth and look fantastic on the big 9.7 inch Retina Display, at 264 ppi (pixels per inch) it may not have as many pixels as other tablets.”. Woofb wrote on Amazon “Beautiful, light, smooth -- I love it!” in their review of the Apple iPad Air and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

A number of Apple iPad Air reviewers who purchased this tablet thought it was neat. Christina Herring wrote on Amazon “I'm thrilled with this iPad it's so neat and fast after having the very first iPad for 6 years, you certainly see the difference” and rated the Apple iPad Air as very good. December Hare said on Amazon three years ago “Very pretty and neat” in their review and rated it 5 stars. Frederik gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “I suspect the iPad Air does a lot of neat stuff tha I just have not dug out yet” in their review.

One Apple iPad Air reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a thick frame. Reviewify.co.uk mentioned on Amazon “It's fairly light with a thin bezel around the screen”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Apple iPad Air reviewers said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Bookworm gave it a very good review and mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “This model has wifi only to connect to the web- the next one up”. Catherine M Stuttard said on Amazon “Via the Wi-Fi is very good” in her review. Three years ago Fdwalker wrote “I have opted to use just Wifi, whihc works just fine for me”.

Seven customers said in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Flossy gave it an excellent rating and wrote on Amazon “Are hesitating -just do it! We use it for surfing the net, internet shopping, I take it to the gym”. Lillian scored the Apple iPad Air 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Just love it goes with me everywhere great photos Great accessibility to the internet & emails etc so glad the kids brought me up to date with technology”. Stephen mentioned “Good for quickly browsing Internet” in his Apple iPad Air review.

Two customers considered that the product had email functionality. Four years ago John said in his review of the Apple iPad Air “I'd use it for pleasure (eMail, watching films or playing the odd game”. Suzy scored it very highly and she wrote “I have hardly used my laptop since purchasing the iPad, as the keyboard makes it so user friendly while emailing and surfing the net”.

One Apple iPad Air owner who reviewed the Apple iPad Air considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. John wrote on Amazon “The add on cables you will need are a USB female to there version connector to connect to various other products” in his review of this tablet.

One person considered that the Apple iPad Air had network functionality. Michael Young wrote on Amazon four years ago “Simple to follow 1st time set up instructions and connecting to my home wireless network was very simple” in his review.

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Good Support

A number of Apple iPad Air reviewers said in their reviews that the Apple iPad Air had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It is easy to use and there is stacks of info available on YouTube and the Internet to help you get the best from it”. Jmb scored it 5 stars and mentioned “I couldn't help having a good play with it”. Mike C scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “There is a manual to download” in his review of this tablet.

Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Three years ago Andrei mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The reboots are part of iOS's design flaw and app refreshes are part of its features I was told” and scored the product 5 stars. Also three years ago Catherine M Stuttard said on Amazon “This is an excellent iPad with great picture and features” in her Apple iPad Air review. Zsb wrote also three years ago “I am not a techy person so can't review all the features”.

A Top Selling Tablet

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

Good Webcam

One Apple iPad Air reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good for making skype calls. John Ryan said on Amazon “Built in apps to take/view/edit photos (Free) * Skype” and gave the Apple iPad Air a rating of 5 stars.

Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Air is 7.8" and the largest is 9.7". The Apple iPad Air has a very large display diagonal (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Air.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 720p|1080p video recording modes, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of people who purchased this tablet reckoned that it was not noisy. In January last year Saverio rated the product 20 out of 100 and wrote “Was noisy when charging the” in their review of the Apple iPad Air.

Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of A7 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the iPad Air is 48GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Air has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Air.

Other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price] which has better reviews; or the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)[plb_2144809_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Air that we have checked, the weight of the iPad Air of 478 grams is one of the heaviest. The weights of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 330g to 480g, and the average weight is 380g.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Air

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the iPad Air has a pretty average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

There are a number of other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper tablet computer such as the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144809_price], or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] both from Apple or you might consider a higher scoring tablet computer such as the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price].

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Specification

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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Camera
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Geotagging
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Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
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AirPlay
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Lightning Connector
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Headphone Out
Phone Features
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Voice Call
Messaging
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E-Mail
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
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Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
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SIM Card Support

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Expert Reviews

(91)
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

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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
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 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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