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Apple iPad 3rd Gen (9.7-inch, Early 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5560 reviews of Apple iPad 3rd Gen (9.7-inch, Early 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good reviews, whereas the reliability and price get mixed reviews. There are some critical reviews about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad 3rd Gen (9.7-inch, Early 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad 3rd Gen (9.7-inch, Early 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 761 user reviews of Apple iPad 3rd Gen (9.7-inch, Early 2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the portability and screen are generally positive. The price and performance also get good opinions, but there are some less positive views about the touch screen and storage.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

reliability, storage, touch screen

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad 3rd Gen (9.7-inch, Early 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2152 user reviews of Apple iPad 3rd Gen (9.7-inch, Early 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and screen are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the touch screen and reliability.

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portability, reliability, touch screen

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: Apple iPad (2012)

 

Wir müssen reden. Dringend. Über Pixel.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Apple iPad 3 review: Hotter than ever

 

So, the iPad is dead, long live the iPad. That's also part of the deal. The retirement of the first-generation of the Apple tablet is nothing out of the ordinary. There used to be the iPad and the iPad 2. Now, we have the iPad and the iPad 2 is the...

9.7" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 2048 x 1536 pixels; scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating ; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, carrier-dependent hotspot support ; Optional LTE connectivity (data only) ; Optional GPS with A-GPS support (for the 3G...

iTunes still required for uploading most of the content ; Reflective screen struggles outdoors ; Same CPU as the iPad 2 ; Heavier and thicker than the iPad 2 ; No Flash support in the web browser ; No standard USB port ; Non replaceable battery ; No...

New iPad - same question - is it worth the upgrade? Well, depends who's asking. It seems the customers who gave Apple another record-breaking debut weekend had the answer already. For anyone coming from the original iPad, the latest Apple tablet is a...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

iPad review (2012)

 

What's in a name? Or, more importantly, what's in a digit? Would that which we call an iPad by any number less than 2 be less sweet? That's the question

Amazing display ; LTE speeds ; Improved camera ; Comparable battery life with LTE

No 128GB option ; Slightly larger and heavier

Apple's new iPad offers neither a massive improvement in performance nor functionality, but the new display alone makes it a great update.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

New Apple iPad

 

Breathtaking display. The best app selection of any tablet. Excellent 3G and 4G network compatibility

No camera settings. 4G data usage is difficult to monitor. Apps are starting to strain the processor

With a gorgeous ultra-high-resolution display and the widest selection of apps you can get, the new iPad is the best large-screen tablet around.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

New iPad review (2012)

 

The moment Tim Cook took the stage and announced the new iPad on March 7th in San Francisco, I immediately started brainstorming on my review for the device. There are clear challenges in comparing...

Astounding display ; LTE without a major battery hit ; Camera is greatly improved ; More RAM, better GPU ; Software still best in breed

iOS lacking some features ; Still pricey when you add LTE

The iPad continues to stand head and shoulders above the competition

Mar, 2012

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Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPad March 2012 review

 

Update October 23, 2012: The third-generation iPad reviewed here has been replaced by a fourth-generation iPad that adds a faster A6X processor and a Lightning connector. Apple now also offers a smaller 7.9-inch iPad Mini with prices starting at $329.

Apple's new iPad includes a stunning new screen, matched by a quad-core graphic processor and the world's largest app and media store to feed it content. There's a proper 5-megapixel rear camera now, with 1080p recording quality. Optional 4G data from...

The new iPad is slightly heavier than last year's model; apps and movies optimized for the screen might take up more space; and ports for HDMI, USB, and SD require adapters.

With a host of improvements--faster graphics, 4G wireless options, a better camera, and a gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

The Gamer's Guide to the iPad

 

Apple's OS X isn't exactly a gamer's paradise. But the same can't be said about iOS--especially when it comes to the iPad. In some ways the iPad is the perfect gaming handheld: It has great battery life, and games are cheap. But before you run out to...

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi, Vivek Gowri (anandtech.com)

The Apple iPad Review (2012)

 

Since Apple launched the first iPad two years ago , the tablet market has evolved rapidly. While slate tablets were nothing new, the original iPad was the first serious tablet to be built around smartphone components and a user interface designed...

If you're not a tablet owner, are in desperate need of one, and are looking to buy one now—the new iPad is as good as it gets today. This is Apple's halo iDevice. It has the fastest and best of nearly every component inside and out. It's got everything...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner / Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple iPad 3rd Gen. 2012 4G Tablet

 

Improved? The launch of the new iPad 3 is probably one of the hig

The now price-reduced iPad 2 with a lower screen resolution, Asus Transformer Prime quad core tablet and the upcoming Full HD Android tablets from Acer and Asus.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (maximumpc.com)

Apple iPad Review

 

APPLE DIDN'T CALL the newest iPad the iPad 3 or the iPad HD—just the iPad. And that's fitting, because while it's a handsome upgrade to the best tablet on the market, it's not a huge leap forward. If you've used any iPad for more than 10 minutes, this...

iPads with A5 and A5X processors haven’t been jailbroken; same storage capacities as iPad 2

iPads with A5 and A5X processors haven’t been jailbroken; same storage capacities as iPad 2

May, 2012

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