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Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Apple iPad 9.7 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The performance and usability also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad 9.7 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iPad 9.7 (2018) review: the go-to iPad tablet gets a little bit better and a little bit cheaper

 

Apple’s lower-priced tablet is almost the same as last year, but with a price cut, Pencil support and very solid battery life we’re not complaining

Great battery life ; Good screen ; Sufficiently powerful ; Great value

Weak speakers ; No TrueTone screen ; Camera isn't very strong

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

New iPad (2018) review

 

The most affordable iPad ever brings brilliant upgrades

More affordable ; Good screen quality ; Powerful for the price

Apple Pencil costs extra ; Design unchanged

The new iPad is great tablet for those that want just that: a tablet. It's shorn of the power and performance of the iPad Pro range, but the addition of Apple Pencil compatibility and the A10 chipset bring it pretty close, and for a lot less cash. It...

Apr, 2018

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time

 

This iPad retains the same design as the 2017 release but adds an important new feature: Pencil support. While Apple is happy for anyone to buy the

Affordable price ; Pencil support (and third-party stylus support) ; Works in the same way as Pro models ; A10 processor

No Face ID ; No ProMotion or True Tone ; No Smart Connectors

The new iPad replaces

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

New iPad 2018 review

 

Designed for education, but it seems a great slate for anyone

Apple Pencil support ; Powerful A10 Fusion chipset

No cheaper that previous model

The budget iPad from 2017 has been updated – Apple says it's an iPad for education, but it's actually a really impressive tablet for the general user who wants to get a great experience – and having the Apple Pencil support on there as well is great.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPad 2018 (32GB) review

 

New features are mostly aimed at creatives, but either way the iPad remains a prodigious AV tablet.

Excellent, balanced picture quality ; Added HDR support ; Punchy, natural sound ; Cheaper than last year’s model

Sound and vision upgrades are slight ; HDR isn’t as transformative here as you might expect

It’s not worth upgrading from last year’s model, but the new iPad is still the best tablet available at this sort of price

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

9.7-inch iPad 2018

 

The iPad 2018 packs the much of the goodness of the Pro at half the price. It also works as a low cost laptop, if you but a keyboard case.

Great value ; Slim and light, yet powerful ; Apple Pencil compatible ; iOS is the best tablet operating system

Reflective screen ; Average rear camera

The new iPad is an iPad Pro on a budget. You get many of the same features for a fraction of the price, and that makes it hugely compelling.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iPad (2018) review

 

The ‘iPad for everyone' is now even more of a crowd-pleaser...

Powerful enough to handle most tasks ; Has way more apps than other tablets ; Pencil support gives it new versatility

Still no anti-reflective screen coating ; Small gap between screen and glass ; No multi-user support

The best iPad for most people – if you want a versatile tablet for work and play, this is it

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Victoria Woollaston (alphr.com)

Apple iPad (2018) review: B+ for effort and execution

 

Not the most inspiring update, but a price cut for the Apple iPad and support for Apple Pencil is welcome

There’s a lot to like about Apple’s new tablet offering. It’s more affordable than ever, it works with the Apple Pencil and, with a more school- and teacher-focused software offering, it will have greater appeal to educators than before.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Apple iPad (2018) review

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The tablet world isn't quite as packed as it once was, with many manufacturers falling by the wayside in the past few years. But you can always bet on Apple to grab the headlines with a new release, and its latest iPad is no exception. So what's new? A...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Apple iPad (2018)

 

Apple's sixth generation iPad is a notable update over the model it replaces and makes even more sense as the most affordable iPad now geared more towards education and creative users.

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):32.4
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Swivel Camera:N
Video capturing speed:120 / 30
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate

Display

Display diagonal:24.6
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Messaging

E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
Video messaging:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / Y
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard Included:N

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,MP3 VBR,WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / MP3 VBR,AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, Key, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLX, XPS
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope:Y
iBeacon:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF / GIF,JPG,TIFF
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Position location:N / Y
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Phone features

Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A10 / A9

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / Safari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nTV\nPhoto Booth
Operating system installed:iOS 10 / iOS 11
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5
Height :240
Weight:469 / 478
Width:169.5