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Apple iPad Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12349 reviews of Apple iPad Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The portability and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the storage, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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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 Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3939 user reviews of Apple iPad Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and price are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, price, design

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2964 user reviews of Apple iPad Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. The apps and reliability get critical opinions, and views 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.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple iPad Air 1st Gen (9.7-inch, 2013 / Early 2014) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

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.

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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 : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

The iPad Air Review

 

It seemed like a foregone conclusion that the 10-inch tablet market was done for, with all interest and excitement shifting to smaller, but equally capable 7 or 8-inch tablets instead. It also seemed like 15-inch notebook computers were done for a...

The iPad Air is the most significant upgrade to the 9.7-inch iPad in its history. It’s lighter, more portable, more usable and faster than any previous iPad. It doesn’t fundamentally change what you can do with a tablet, but if you’re in the market for...

Oct, 2013

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