Monday, 10 November 2014

Comparing iPad Air to iPad 4 & iPad Mini

If you are thinking of buying an iPad for your loved one or yourself but don’t know which version of the iPad to choose, read on as this article might give you some hints to enlighten you on your buying journey.

iPad Air, comparing them to iPad Mini and iPad 4

The release of the new iPad Air has caused quite a stir among the digital natives and gadget fanatics in Malaysia. With its lighter weight and faster processor, it is a tablet that induces excitement and enables creative creation amongst tech enthusiasts. Let’s take a look at what iPad Air offers and how its features compare to its predecessors, the iPad 4 and iPad Mini. 

1. Graphics – Although the iPad Air is smaller in width as compared to the iPad 4, its Retina Display size is retained. This means that with the iPad Air, you are viewing a true 2048 by 1536 resolution with over 3.1 million pixels, same as with the iPad 4 and the iPad Mini. The only difference with the iPad Mini, a smaller 7.9 inch display versus a 9.7 inch display. The resolution on all three iPad product translates to accurate graphics and sharper details, perfect for video and text browsing on sites.
2. Speed of applications – With both the iPad Air and the iPad Mini featuring the new A7 chip and M7 co-processor, both tablets can easily run the most demanding of apps faster than your average computer does, withthe M7 conserving power.. It also ensures that high-poly games are more responsive- all in all allowing you to run more apps on your tablet simultaneously. The iPad 4, on the other hand, does not feature the M7 co-processor. 

3. Weight - As the name suggest, the iPad Air is lighter in weight than the older versions of iPads. According to the Apple website, the new iPad Air weighs 28% lighter, is 20% thinner and has 24% less volume than the older iPad models. Because of the lighter weight, your face wouldn’t hurt as much when you are lying on your back using your iPad Air if it accidentally slips and falls flat on your face. iPad Air also boasts of being easier to hold than the previous releases. 

4. Camera – For those who love taking pictures with their iPads, the iPad Air offers the same 5-megapixel camera as in the iPad Mini and the iPad 4. It also includes the same FaceTime HD camera sensor with larger pixels that is currently being offered in both the iPad 4 and iPad Mini. 

5. Battery Life – Finally, the iPad Air guarantees similar battery life performance as the iPad Mini and iPad 4 –10-hour worth of fun and entertainment, enough for watching movies, playing music, surfing the web and more even with Wi-Fi or mobile connectivity on. 

After comparing the five key features of the iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad 4, its easy to conclude the iPad Air is aimed at delivering a better design as appose to new features, it is now up to the purchaser, i.e you to choose between the three still on offer by Apple. But, not to forget, as an added bonus, the iPad Air also comes with free apps for those willing to purchase the latest of the latest, including iMovie and iPhoto – for editing videos and photos; Pages – for managing documents; Numbers – for creating spread sheets; Keynote – for producing presentations; and GarageBand – to compose music.

Well, armed with knowledge now, go on and make your purchase. Happy shopping!

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