Apple iPad Air 2 (2014)

NINJA SCORE
93
Positive Reviews
$426.95
(as of 28-06-2017 12:02 UTC) Details
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Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Fast loading of apps
  • Retina display
  • Decent multitasking capability

Cons

  • iOS 8 limitations
  • Pricier than Android tablets

Bottom Line

The iPad Air 2 features powerful specs, an intuitive user interface and access to a large selection of apps in a thin and light package.


The Apple iPad Air 2 is a bestselling 2014 9.7-inch tablet that received positive reviews for it’s fast 64-bit A8X processor with 1GB of RAM that allow for fast loading of apps with enough power for decent multitasking, amazingly stunning Retina display running at an impressive resolution of 2048 x 1536, sleek and stylish design with a very lightweight and thin build and its long 10 hour battery life.  However, it has received some criticism for its cost as it is considered one of the most expensive tablets available, and for some limitations found in iOS 8 that limits your control of the operating system.  Overall, the iPad Air 2 represents the next evolution of devices from the tablet leader and is the perfect tablet for both work and play.

  • Weight: 0.91 lbs
  • Processor: Apple 1.5GHz A8X
  • Display Size: 9.70 inches
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2
  • Operating System: Apple iOS 8
  • Battery Life: 10 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 90
    CNet October 21, 2014

    The iPad Air 2 is a nice refinement and finesse of last year's model, with a bevy of tweaks, enhancements, a much faster processor, and the welcome addition of Touch ID. Simply put: it's still the gold standard for tablets.

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  • 90
    LaptopMag October 29, 2014

    The iPad Air 2 is the tablet perfected, cramming a faster A8X processor, sharper camera and richer anti-reflective screen into an even thinner design.

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  • 90
    PCMag October 21, 2014

    The iPad Air 2 balances seamless ease of use, app abundance, and raw power in its ever-so-slender frame, continuing Apple's reign atop the tablet heap.

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  • 100
    TechRadar October 22, 2014

    A brilliant tablet that has further raised the bar for the rest of the competition. If you're in two minds what to go for - this is your choice.

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  • 93
    TheVerge October 21, 2014

    There’s no question that the iPad Air 2 is the best iPad ever made. It’s also the best tablet ever made — its incredible hardware and enormous ecosystem of apps offer a commanding advantage over the competition.

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  • 90
    Engadget October 21, 2014

    The iPad Air 2 is Apple's most powerful tablet yet, and is incredibly thin and light. It's a solid upgrade over last year's Air, and should definitely be one of your top tablet considerations.

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Specifications

Processor 1.5GHz A8X
RAM 1GB DDR2
Operating System Apple Apple iOS 8
Weight 0.91 lbs
Battery Life 10 hours
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth, microUSB
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory None
Display Size 9.70 inches
Display Resolution 2048 x 1536
Display Type IPS
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Rear Camera 8 MP
Graphics PowerVR Series 6XT GXA6850
Additional Features Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Dimension (LxWxH) 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24
Warranty 1 year

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