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iPad Air

iPad Air

Verdict

The iPad Air improves on its predecessor in every respect and replaces it at the top of the A-List

Review Date: 8 Nov 2013

Price when reviewed: £399

Full review

Overall Rating
6 stars out of 6

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in

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Comparison

Product

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in

Google Nexus 10

Nexus 10

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Apple iPad Air

iPad Air

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Detail
Part Code Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in Nexus 10 Xperia Z2 Tablet iPad Air Transformer Pad TF103C
Review Date 4 Dec 2013 22 Nov 2012 1 May 2014 8 Nov 2013 13 Jun 2014
Price ex VAT Wi-Fi: 16GB, £329; 32GB, £369; 64GB, £409. Wi-Fi and 4G: 16GB, £399; 32GB, £439; 64GB, £479 £266 £333 £333 £166
Price inc VAT all prices £319 £399 £399 £199
Warranty 1 yr return to base 1 yr return to base 1 yr return to base 1 yr return to base 1 yr return to base
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Physical
Dimensions 230 x 7.7 x 158mm (WDH) 264 x 9.2 x 178mm (WDH) 267 x 5.5 x 172mm (WDH) 169 x 7.4 x 240mm (WDH) 256 x 182 x 23mm (WDH)
Weight 369g 603g 424g 469g 556.000kg
Display
Primary keyboard On-screen On-screen On-screen
Screen size 8.9in 10.1in 10.1in 9.7in 10.1in
Resolution screen horizontal 2,560 2,560 1,920 1,536 1,280
Resolution screen vertical 1,600 1,600 1,200 2,048 800
Display type Multitouch, capacitive multitouch, capacitive IPS IPS Multitouch, capacitive
Panel technology IPS IPS IPS IPS IPS
Battery
Battery capacity 9,000mAh
Core specifications
CPU frequency, MHz 2.2GHz 1.7GHz 2.3GHz 1.4GHz 1MHz
Integrated memory 16/32/64GB 16.0GB 16.0GB 16/32/64/128GB 8.0GB
RAM capacity 2.00GB 2.00GB 3.00GB 1.00GB 1.00GB
Camera
Camera megapixel rating 8.0mp 5.0mp 8.0mp 5.0mp 2.0mp
Focus type Autofocus Autofocus Autofocus
Built-in flash? yes yes no no
Built-in flash type LED LED
Front-facing camera? yes yes yes yes yes
Video capture? yes yes yes yes
Other
WiFi standard 802.11abgn 802.11bgn 802.11ac 802.11abgn 802.11n
Bluetooth support yes yes yes yes
Integrated GPS no yes yes yes
Accessories supplied Lightning cable, USB charger
Upstream USB ports 0 0 0 1 (on keyboard base)
HDMI output? no yes yes no
Video/TV output? no no no no
Software
Mobile operating system Kindle Fire OS Android 4.2 Android 4.4 iOS 7 Android 4.4
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