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    Apple iPad Air (64GB) - 2020 Tablet

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    iPad Air (64GB) - 2020
    A larger tablet from Apple with a 10.9-inch screen and running on the iOS 14.1 operating system at time of test. The Apple App Store is included for downloading additional apps. Tested with 64GB of storage.
    Description
    A larger tablet from Apple with a 10.9-inch screen and running on the iOS 14.1 operating system at time of test. The Apple App Store is included for downloading additional apps. Tested with 64GB of storage.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Performance

    Performance

    Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics.

     /  5
    Portability

    Portability

    Combines size, weight, and battery life.

     /  5
    Display

    Display

    Quality of the screen, including color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.

     /  5
    Convenience

    Convenience

    Ease of using the buttons, keyboard, and touchscreen, or interacting with apps.

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Based on a variety of scenarios, including reading books, playing media, and using email and the Web.

     /  5
    Specific tasks

    Specific tasks

    Ease of performing a variety of scenarios, including reading books, playing media, and using email and the Web, as well as the quality of produced photos and videos.

     /  5
    Camera: Image quality

    Camera: Image quality

    Image quality is based on judgments of test images taken using the rear-facing camera, which includes evaluating resolution, dynamic range, color accuracy, and visual noise, as viewed on the tablet.

     /  5
    Camera: Video quality

    Camera: Video quality

    Video quality is based on subjective judgments of video recording quality using moving images under several different lighting condition, as viewed on the tablet.

     /  5
    Photo and Video

    Photo and Video

    Quality of the photos taken from the front and rear cameras, and videos taken from the rear (main) camera. Based on evaluations of items such as color accuracy, visual noise, and video sound quality, as viewed on and off the tablet. Features such as autofocus, flash, and available resolution are also taken into account.

     /  5
    Versatility

    Versatility

    The presence of useful features, such as ports, and quality of the build.

     /  5
    Battery Life - web

    Battery Life - web

    The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the tablet loads a website over WiFi. The screen is set to a specific brightness that is usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5
    Battery Life - video

    Battery Life - video

    The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the tablet plays a local video on a loop. The screen is set to a specific brightness that is usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5
    Battery - 30 min charge

    Battery - 30 min charge

    The time it takes to deplete a battery that has been charged partially for 30 minutes.

     /  5
    Weight

    Weight

    The carrying weight of the tablet, without any case or cover.

     /  5
    Screen size

    Screen size

    The diagonal measure of the screen's active area.

     /  5

    About

    The Apple iPad Air (64GB) - 2020 is part of the Tablets test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Tablets models like the iPad Air (64GB) - 2020 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Performance Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics.

    Portability Combines size, weight, and battery life.

    Display Quality of the screen, including color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.

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