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Apple iPad (2017)

Specifications

Apple iPad (2017)
Apple iPad (2017) (iPad Series)
Processor
Apple A9 1.8 GHz
Display
9.7 inch 4:3, 2048x1536 pixel 264 PPI, Multi-touch, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB NVMe, 128 GB 
, 122 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Brightness sensor, Sensors: 3-axis gyroscope, ambient light, accelerometer, barometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE Cat.6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 240 x 169.5 ( = 0.3 x 9.45 x 6.67 in)
Battery
32.4 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Apple iOS 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix ƒ/2.4 aperture
Secondary Camera: 1.2 MPix FaceTime HD Kamera, ƒ/2.2 aperture
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, 12 Months Warranty, Power adapter, Lightning cable, quick-start guide, Apple SIM and Nano SIM
Weight
478 g ( = 16.86 oz / 1.05 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
659 Euro

 

Average Score: 87.01% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 55%, display: 85% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Apple iPad (2017)

91.1% Apple iPad (2017) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Just recycling? Apple did not even hold a keynote for its latest tablet model. All we got was a press release. We think: That is enough for the Apple iPad (2017), because it is a very good tablet – and finally for a fair price.
90% Apple iPad (2017) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
On the surface, it seems like the 2017 Apple iPad represents a mild upgrade to a now-commoditized slate. It doesn't make a strong case for an iPad Air 2 owner to rush out and buy a new model. But owners of aging iPads, starting with the original iPad Air and looking back from there, will see noticeable performance gains, particularly on battery life, audio, and the snappiness of the navigation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% iPad review: A low-cost tablet with tremendous value
Source: Zdnet.com English
I can say that those who are still holding on to an older iPad, many of which are too old to run iOS 10, as well as those who have never owned an iPad due to the entry cost, there's no better tablet you can buy for $329.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% iPad (2017) review: With a stripped-down iPad for $329, you may not need to go pro
Source: PC World English
This iPad is great for families, schools, businesses looking for a point-of-sale system, and just anyone who wants a workhorse of an iPad without the bells and whistles of the more expensive iPad Pro. It’s everything great about the iPad at a lower cost to entry than ever, and if your kids are as nuts about the iPad as mine is, this is the one to get them.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
New Apple iPad 2017 review: Solid, affordable replacement for the aging Air
Source: Pocket Lint English
This new iPad offers a solid, consistent tablet experience at the lowest price we’ve seen from Apple in a new, full-size tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2017
90% Apple iPad (2017) Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
The iPad combines long endurance, a fantastic screen and strong performance in the best tablet value on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad (2017) review: Here’s what $329 gets you
Source: New Atlas English
The iPad (that's just "iPad" – no suffixes or qualifiers) is available now, starting at $329 for a 32 GB Wi-Fi only model. You can also upgrade to a Wi-Fi + LTE device, or the 129 GB storage tier. Color options are silver, gold and space gray.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
iPad 2017 review: $329 gets you a new iPad. We done?
Source: Mashable English
The new iPad may not have the latest Apple chip, or support Apple Pencil, or be the thinnest iPad ever created, but it's still an iPad, which means it'll be good for probably another four or five more years. Not many gadgets can say the same.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
iPad (2017) review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We've heard this described as the iPad: Education Edition; you might also think of it as the iPhone 5c of Apple's tablet range. However you put it, this is an unexpectedly cheap offering, but one that is also frequently low-specced and has a design that's mostly lifted from a product that's two and a half years old, and in some cases from one that's three and a half years old. It's all rather odd.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2017
100% Review: Apple iPad (2017)
Source: PC Authority English
I’m left seriously consider whether I could get one of these as a second iPad, leaving my 12.9in Pro as my workhorse machine. And if I’m left thinking that, I suspect a lot of people who have older iPads or even those who felt like they had to move to Android because of price will feel the same way.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% Apple iPad review (2017): No alarms and no surprises
Source: Engadget English
Apple’s newest iPad is a budget model that samples the best parts from past hits. We’ve got the original iPad Air’s body stuffed with the iPhone 6s’s A9 chipset and paired with a brighter version of the iPad Air 2’s display. We have no complaints about performance, and battery life is excellent. But, Apple’s compromises are evident in the tablet’s relative thickness and the glare-prone screen. What the iPad lacks in sheer thrills, it more than makes up for with adequate power and a price that’s hard to resist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
The New iPad (2017) Is A Fast And Affordable All-Around Tablet
Source: iTech Post English
Among the current line-up of Apple tablets, the iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 remains two of the best. Those who already own any of the two may want to stick to their beloved tablets. Those who have yet to buy one, the iPad 2017 may be the best tablet for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2017
80% iPad (2017) review: Perfect for first-time tablet buyers
Source: Mobile Syrup English
One other thing to point out is that the new iPad does not include the Smart Connecter found on Apple's two current iPad Pro models. As such, it is incompatible with the company's Smart Keyboard attachment. As a result of this, those that want to use this device as a two-in-one will need to take the extra step of finding a decent Bluetooth- or Lightning-capable keyboard to use iPad as a laptop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Apple Ipad (2017) Review: The Best Feature Is The Price
Source: The Verge English
But really, don't let the stuff you hear out there in Apple Land bother you. Investors and tech writers are wondering what Apple is Going To Do now that we know that nobody upgrades their iPads to new models every couple years. In the real world, people just use their iPads until they don't work and then they get new iPads. And what Apple is Going To Do is what it just did: just make a good iPad and sell it at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Apple iPad (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple iPad is more affordable than ever. If you're looking for a basic tablet with a wealth of apps, it's a solid deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Apple iPad (9.7-inch, 2017) review:
Source: CNet English
Pro and Air 2 owners can skip this one, but for nearly everyone else, the updated iPad is an ideal all-around tablet at a fantastic price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
Apple iPad Review: Comparing And Contrasting The Current Crop Of iPads
Source: iTech Post English
If you're in the market for a tablet, it's wise to consider Apple and its popular iPad brand. The problem is that Apple has quite a number of iPads to choose from. To make things easier for the buyer, here is a compilation of the features and other details of some of the more popular of the current crop of iPad devices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2017
New iPad 2017 preview: Apple's affordable but underspecced new iPad may appeal to the education sector
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We've heard this described as the iPad: Education Edition; you might also think of it as the iPhone 5c of Apple's tablet range. However you put it, this is an unexpectedly cheap but also disappointingly underspecced iPad for the average tablet buyer. Look own the specs list: on almost every count it's worse than the (year-old, although admittedly still very expensive) iPad Pro 9.7-inch, including being mysteriously thicker and heavier despite not apparently fitting in any additional componentry. Perhaps the battery unit is bigger.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2017
Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2017): Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
If Wi-Fi isn't an option everywhere you need to take your iPad to work, you can opt for 32GB Wi-Fi plus cellular options starting at $459. Would that LTE coverage be enough to make this your favorite work tablet? Perhaps. What's undoubtable is that this lower-cost model of an Apple full-size tablet means the company hopes you'll make the switch.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2017

Foreign Reviews

80% So schlägt sich das günstigste iPad aller Zeiten
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 80%

Comment

Imagination A9 / PowerVR GT7600: Integrated GPU consisting of 6 clusters with 192 ALU (FP32) and support for Metal/OpenGL ES 3.x. The GT7600 is the fastest smartphone GPU at the time of announcement on September 2015. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A9: System on a Chip (SoC) in the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Based on the 3rd generation of Apples own 64-Bit processors (ARMv8 compatible).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
9.7":

The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


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. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


87.01%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-30 (Update: 2017-03-30)