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Apple iPad 4

Specifications

Apple iPad 4Notebook: Apple iPad 4 (iPad Series)
Processor: Apple A6x
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX554MP4
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.652kg
Price: 599 euro
Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 11 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 85%, features: 81%, display: 87% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 97%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Apple iPad 4

84% Review Apple iPad 4 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Apple's new iPad: 3+1 = Retina. Apple presents two new iPads. The Mini is small and the 4th version of the iPad is named "iPad with Retina display". Got it? The question is: do the A6X chip, a better front camera and Lightning interface justify a new name?
iPad Air vs iPad 4 comparison review: Which is the best full-size iPad?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you're on the iPad 3 or earlier, the iPad Air is a highly appealing buy, and a bit of a bargain, we'd say. But paying the same price all over again a year (or less) after shelling out for the iPad 4 may be less clear-cut, unless you're flush with cash. Do you find your arm aching after using your iPad 4? If you find this annoying, the iPad Air is the answer to your prayers. But for us - and, we'd guess, for most users - arm ache is only an occasional annoyance, and not really worth spending upwards of 400 quid all over again.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2014
80% iPad 4 with Retina display review: Is the iPad 4 a good budget alternative to the iPad Air?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
To sum up our review, we think Apple's iPad 4 with Retina display is a superb tablet that won't let you down, with a fast processor and superb build quality. The last nine months have seen apps and games grow ever more demanding, putting the iPad 4's A6X processor in a still stronger position, and this is clearly the most future-proofed of Apple's iPad offerings. iPad 3 owners, nevertheless, may not wish to upgrade unless they're attracted by 4G's potential for faster mobile web access - 4G will get better, but for now remains expensive and limited in its coverage. Strongly consider the ultra-portable iPad mini, which is slower and can't match the sparkling display but is cheaper and will do the job for most users.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPad Air vs iPad 4 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
It perhaps will come as little surprise that the iPad Air has won in a head-to-head review over its predecessor, the iPad 4, but is it worth the upgrade? We think so. While there's not that much in the way of new specs beyond the upgrade to Apple's 64-bit A7 chip and the firm's iOS 7 operating system, the iPad Air is so much more comfortable to use due to its slim profile and low weight.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2013
Nexus 10 vs iPad 4 vs Microsoft Surface Pro head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up the battle of the flagship tablets, the Apple iPad 4 manages to win out by triumphing in three out of the six categories over its rivals. Apple's tablet trumped the Surface Pro and Nexus 10 as our favourite for design and display, and proving the best out of the bunch for battery life. Despite winning half the categories, the Apple iPad 4 failed to win the major battles of performance and software, losing out to the Surface Pro due to its ability to run the full version of Windows 8. However, we felt Microsoft's tablet failed to deliver on too many occasions, such as in design and display to warrant a win over Apple's high-class device.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2013
90% Apple iPad 4 review: is this the best tablet money can buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
The fourth-gen iPad looks no different from the iPad 3 (and even iPad 2) with Apple sticking to the same rectangular shape with rounded corners and chamfered edges. There's no change in dimensions so it's 186 x 241 x 9.4mm and it weighs 652g (662g for the cellular model). Of course if you don't like the size of the iPad, there's always the iPad mini as a smaller option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4 tablet comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
After the budget friendly price of the Google Nexus 7, it's no surprise that the Nexus 10 is cheaper than the iPad. The Nexus 10 starts at £319 for the 16GB model while the equivalent iPad costs £80 more at £399. The price gap is slightly bigger for the 32GB models – a gap of £90 with the Nexus 10 at £389 and the iPad at £479.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2013
90% iPad 4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Current iPad 3 owners needn't bother upgrading unless you desperately want 4G connectivity. For everyone else, the iPad 4 is the quickest iPad yet and a solid choice for a tablet in which we can barely find fault.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
100% iPad 4 review
Source: T3 English
The iPad 4 is definitely the best full-size iPad yet, but if you have a third-gen model, you may feel that six months is too soon to upgrade. Perhaps Apple thought the same, so it delivered a gentle rather than a killer upgrade, though the speed improvement over the last model is evident.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPad vs Microsoft Surface RT vs Google Nexus 10 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Despite very stiff competition from its new rivals, the Apple iPad retains its crown as top 10in tablet, boasting a compelling complete ecosystem offering, a decent - albeit not on a par with the Nexus 10's - screen, fast performance and excellent battery life. However, we should point out that for those looking for a full-on laptop replacement, the Surface RT is currently the only valid option, featuring support for Microsoft's email and a full version of Office 2013. The only downside of this is that people wanting to use the Surface in this way will have to buy its Touch Cover keyboard add-on, which adds an extra £80 to the device's cost.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2012
83% Apple iPad (4th gen) review
Source: PC Pro English
We can’t say that the fourth-generation iPad is an entirely positive upgrade, then. It’s massively quick, and remains our A-List tablet due to its sumptuous screen, the general quality of its hardware and the fantastic selection of tablet-specific apps and games in the App Store. However, that reduced battery life does put a dent in its overall appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Microsoft Surface RT vs iPad 4 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
It really is difficult to say one of these tablets is "the tablet you should buy" as the needs of each person are completely different. We can say - in very loose terms - that if you're looking to buy a tablet to be used alongside your laptop, then the iPad 4 is probably the more polished of the two. However if you want a tablet that you can put in your bag and use instead of your laptop, then you'd have more of a fighting chance with the Surface (and its Touch Cover) in your arsenal. On a side note it's worth mentioning again (in case you missed it) the iPad 4's app store wipes the floor with the Surface's, so if it's apps you're after, then we suggest you go for the iPad 4 all day long, however, if the Surface gets its apps in order then it has the potential to be huge and a real game changer.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2012
iPad with Retina Display video review
Source: PC Advisor English
With 4G connectivity the iPad 4 is the quickest iPad yet and a solid choice for a tablet in which we can barely find fault. We award four and a half stars.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2012
100% Apple iPad (4th Generation, Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
The previous iPad received 4.5 stars; I dinged it for its A5 processor. At the time, I told iPad 2 owners to wait for the next model. And this is it. The fourth-generation Apple iPad is the only product I have ever personally rated five full stars because it represents the tablet state of the art.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi only tablet review
Source: Reg Hardware English
It’s daft to say Apple’s fourth-generation iPad is its best yet - how could it not be? If you're sure you want an iPad, fanboy or not, it's the one to go for. Still, there’s no need at all to upgrade if you have an iPad 3, of course - wait for the 5, at least. I wouldn’t go from an iPad 2 if it wasn’t for the retina display, though the new model’s performance hike is welcome. Having to cope with a new connector is less so, but new buyers won’t be overly inconvenienced, though they may baulk at the price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% iPad 4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Current iPad 3 owners needn't bother upgrading unless you desperately want 4G connectivity. For everyone else, the iPad 4 is the quickest iPad yet and a solid choice for a tablet in which we can barely find fault.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% ergonomy: 100%
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4 tablet comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
The latest challenger to Apple's iPad has arrived in the form of Google's Nexus 10, made by Samsung. Unlike the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 is a direct competitor with the iPad and deserves one of our comparison reviews. We haven't got our hands on the Nexus 10 so this review is based on the specifications.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2012
iPad Review (4th Gen): Big tablet, Bigger speed
Source: Slashgear English
The third-generation iPad arguably didn’t need refreshing; in fact, if Apple hadn’t opted to change to Lightning, it could realistically have held off changing its largest tablet until early 2013, as per its typical yearly refresh cycle. That makes for a reasonably straightforward upgrade decision if you’re a 3rd-gen iPad owner. Unless you’re desperate for Lightning – perhaps you’ve also got an iPhone 5, and want to use all the same accessories rather than buy the adapter dongle – then we’re yet to see apps that really demand the potent A6X chipset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2012
100% Apple iPad 4 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
The sneaky iPad 4 takes our tablet top spot almost by default. There are no cosmetic changes to swoon over but this is a seriously slick, turbo-charged version of our favourite slate, and all for the same price as the outgoing iPad 3.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

99% Apple iPad 4 WLAN
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 99%
Apple iPad 4 im Test: 6X sells
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2013

Comment

PowerVR SGX554MP4: 4 core version for ARM processors, e.g. used in the Apple A6X and Mediatek MT8389

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A6x: SoC from Apple with two ARM cores (own IP) and an integrated PowerVR 544MP4 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


9.7": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.652 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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91%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-11- 6 (Update: 2012-11- 6)