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Apple iPad Air (2013 / Early 2014, A1474, A1475, A1476)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25835 reviews of Apple iPad Air (2013 / Early 2014, A1474, A1475, A1476). 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 really like the screen and price. The portability and performance also get good opinions.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad Air (2013 / Early 2014, A1474, A1475, A1476) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad Air (2013 / Early 2014, A1474, A1475, A1476)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3864 user reviews of Apple iPad Air (2013 / Early 2014, A1474, A1475, A1476) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, design

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Air WiFi 16GB (Space Grey) MD785FD/AApple iPad Air WiFi 16GB (Space Grey) MD785FD/A

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad Air (2013 / Early 2014, A1474, A1475, A1476)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2955 user reviews of Apple iPad Air (2013 / Early 2014, A1474, A1475, A1476) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the apps and reliability, while reviews are divided on the connectivity.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

reliability, apps

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Air MD790LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) NEWEST VERSIONApple iPad Air MD790LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) NEWEST VERSION

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Apple iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Center of gravity

 

With the smartphone market driven towards equilibrium, tablets will be the new battleground. The Apple iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 emerge as the archrivals in the 10-inch category...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Apple iPad Air review: Sun and heir

 

It's been tempting lately to conclude that Apple doesn't have it anymore, and tablets in particular is where Cupertino does need to silence the prophets of doom and gloom after an iPad 4 that was more like a 3.1 and a mini that should've had a retina...

9.7" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 1536 x 2048 pixels, ~ 264 ppi; scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating ; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity with MIMO dual antennas ; LTE connectivity (data only) ; GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support (for the Cellular...

Non expandable memory ; Price of storage climbs steeply, and storage is largely overpriced ; Tied into iTunes for uploading most of the content ; iOS 7 could've made better use of the bigger screen ; No standard USB port ; No GPS receiver in the...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

iPad Air review

 

Remember "thinnovation"? That was Apple's tagline when it first introduced the MacBook Air, a laptop so skinny it could fit in a manila envelope. Six

A7 chip offers fast performance ; Thinner and lighter than before ; Global LTE support ; Long battery life

Touch ID not included ; Retina display is good, but no longer the best

The iPad Air is incredibly thin and light, and it's the most comfortable 10-inch tablet we've used. It also comes with a nice boost in performance while maintaining good battery life.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Jared Newman (pcworld.com)

Jared Newman

 

Can you be productive with a tablet? You betcha, provided you buy the right one.

Ten hours of battery life ; Twice as fast as fourth-generation iPad ; Light and thin

Still too big for long-term one-handed use ; No Touch ID

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

iPad Air review: The best tablet gets better

 

It's lighter, thinner, and twice as fast as the previous full-size iPad. What's not to like?

Ten hours of battery life ; Twice as fast as fourth-generation iPad ; Light and thin

Still too big for long-term one-handed use ; No Touch ID

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

Air Worthy

 

Apple first introduced the “Air” branding scheme in conjunction with its ultra-slim and portable MacBook line back in 2008. The term was meant to connote a laptop that wasn't just lighter, but also uber thin, and able to achieve epic battery life. Now...

Incredibly lightweight with a super-slim, redesigned form factor. A7 chip, in addition to helping provide an impressive 10-plus hours of battery life, offers superb overall performance whether you’re surfing the web or streaming media. 9.7-inch, 2048 x...

No TouchID, just a regular old home button. Despite upgrading to stereo speakers — audio separation remains poor. 5-megapixel rear-facing shooter could use an update

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

iPad Air review

 

Let's murder a metaphor. In June of 2010, two months after Apple had shipped the first iPad, Steve Jobs sat on stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D8 conference and compared tablets...

Amazingly thin and light ; Terrific battery life ; Excellent performance ; Class-leading app selection

iOS 7 still glitchy in places ; Gets expensive fast ; Safari icon remains an abomination

The only real competition is the iPad mini with Retina display

Nov, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad Air

 

The iPad Air is Apple's attempt to make the tablet disappear. The result is an unusually slim, well-built platform for the best array of apps in the business.

Impressively slim and light. Fast. Very good camera. Top-notch app selection. LTE version works with every U.S. carrier.

Expensive. Pages and Numbers, while free, don't measure up to Microsoft Office for productivity.

Next Page: Comparisons and Conclusions

Nov, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (cnet.com)

Apple iPad Air review

 

On September 9, 2015, Apple expanded its iPad portfolio with the debut of the iPad Pro -- a super-sized, productivity-focused tablet equipped with a powerful A9x chip and support for some potentially game-changing accessories. Starting at $799 for the...

The iPad Air delivers solid performance and battery life in an attractive and impossibly thin-and-light package. The front-facing camera delivers excellent FaceTime capabilities and the Retina Display is top-notch.

No Touch ID fingerprint scanner, meaning you’ll have to type in a passcode with every unlock and a password with every purchase.

Imbued with first class design and aesthetics, within the full-size tablet universe, the iPad Air is second only to its newer sibling, the Air 2.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPad Air Review

 

The iPad Air's jaw-droppingly compact design, faster performance and excellent endurance -- combined with the best app selection -- make this the tablet to beat.

Wonderfully light and thin design; Fast and smooth performance; Excellent Retina Display; Long battery life; iLife and iWork apps included

Limited multitasking capability; Back can run warm

The iPad Air's jaw-droppingly compact design, faster performance and excellent endurance -- combined with the best app selection -- make this the tablet to beat.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:23.8 / 27.3 / 32.4
Battery capacity (Watt hours):23.8 / 27.3 / 32.4
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10 / 9
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:10
Continuous video playback time:10

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1600
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Video capturing speed:120
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 1080p,720p / 720p / 720p, 1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Gold / Grey / Silver / Silver, White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:7.9 / 9.7
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264 / 326
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:12
Energy Star certified: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Maximum internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
T9 text input: No

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / CDMA,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / CDMA,HSPA,HSPA+,WCDMA / DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / EVDO,HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA,HSPA+,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G LTE:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:LTE / No
Dual SIM support: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card type:MiniSIM / NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Docking connector: No
Full HD: Yes
SIM card support:No / Y / Yes
SIM card type:MiniSIM / NanoSIM
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning / USB / Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,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, KEY, PDB, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, KEY, PDF, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOCM, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPEG XR, TIF / GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes / Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes / Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Video compression formats:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, m4v, mov, mp4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,M4V,MOV,MP4 / AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit/64-bit WEP, AES / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Y / Yes

Phone Features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:N / No
Docking connector type:Apple Lightning
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Lightning connector:Y
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No

Power

AC adapter power:12
Energy Star certified:Y

Processor

Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M7 / M8
Processor:A7 / A8X
Processor boost frequency:1.4
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.5
Processor model:A7 / A8X

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Bundled software:AirDrop, AirPlay, Control Center, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive, iTunes Radio, Multitasking, Notification Center, QuickType keyboard, Siri, Spotlight Search, Camera, Photos, Messages, FaceTime, Mail, Music, Safari, Maps, Siri, Calendar, iTunes Store, App Store, Notes, Contacts, iBooks, Game Center, Reminders, Clock, Videos, Newsstand, Photo Booth, Podcasts, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, Apple Store, Trailers, Remote / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth / Safari\niBooks\nMaps\nFaceTime\nNewsstand\niTunes Store\nApp Store\nSiri\nReminders\nGame Center / Safari\nMail\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nApp Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center
Operating system installed:iOS / IOS 7
Operating system version:7 / 8 / IOS 7
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.24 / 0.295 / 9.45
Height:0.295 / 7.87 / 9.45
Weight:11.7 / 15.4 / 16.5 / 16.9
Width:5.31 / 6.65 / 6.67