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Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi, 16GB)
 
Approximate retail price:
$500
Summary: A larger tablet from Apple with a 9.7-inch screen and Wi-Fi Internet only, running on the iOS 7 operating system. Uses the Apple app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
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Type: 9-inch-screen and larger tablets, Wi-Fi-only
About - Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi, 16GB)

The Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi, 16GB) is a larger tablet computer with a 9.7-inch screen. Its screen resolution is 264 pixels per inch. The squarish screen is a better shape for photos than for videos.

The tablet has a 1.4 GHz A7: ARM Cortex processor with 2 cores. It runs on the iOS 7 operating system. It has 1GB memory and is available with 16 to 128GB storage.

There is a headphone jack with a volume control, a built-in microphone, and a mono speaker. Internet connectivity is via Wi-Fi. It has a 1.2-megapixel webcam, and a 5-megapixel camera. Optional camera and HDMI cables available.

The tablet measures 9.4 inches long by 6.6 inches wide by 0.29 inches thick, and weighs 1.04 pounds.


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About This Brand

Now in its fifth generation, the iPad Air uses Apple iOS, noteable for its intuitive interface and excellent app store. A 7.9-inch version, the iPad Mini, closely mimics the larger model.  Apple has retained earlier, less expensive versions—the iPad and iPad Mini with Retina display. Models are also available with 4G service.

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Features & Specs - Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi, 16GB)
info Internal storage (GB) 16
info Operating system iOS 7
info Length (in.) 9.4
info Width (in.) 6.6
info Depth (in.) 0.29
info Memory-card reader No
info Webcam Yes
info Camera Yes
info GPS No
info Optional folding keyboard No
info Fingerprint-resistant screen Yes
info Approved app market Yes
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User Reviews - Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi, 16GB)
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(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
16 Gig Is Too Small
2/28/2014
Pros
Apps
Battery Life
Display
Quality feel
Cons
16 Gig
Price
Best Uses
Email
Photo Album
Reading news
Watching Nhk News
Watching youtube
Comment:
There are many things to like about the iPad Air:<br /> Great display<br /> Great battery life<br /> Apps that work better than on an Android tablet<br /><br />I don't think that Retina display tablets should even be sold with only 16 gig as standard. Have far fewer apps and photos on the iPad Air than on my Nexus 7 (2012) and yet the Nexus 7 has three times the storage left. I am at the point of having to start deleting things.<br /><br />Considering what memory sells for in the computer world, charging $100 more for the 32 gig unit is ridiculous.<br /><br />Would not recommend the 16 gig unit to anyone.<br /><br />Note: This is my first Apple product.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
iPad Air is becoming my only computer
12/5/2013
Pros
Excellent apps
Free apps
Light Weight
retina display
Cons
Price
Best Uses
Email
Fitness
Reading ebooks
Streaming video
Web Browsing
Comment:
The Retina Display makes streaming video very sharp, but it also makes reading ebooks easy because characters are very well defined. I'm exploring ways that I may be able to use the iPad Air as my only computer and I've owned a laptop for 25 years. Apple has provided its versions of Word (Pages), Excel (Numbers) and Powerpoint (Keynote) for free and these will support my use of the iPad as my only computing device.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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