The new iPad Air

I would imagine this conversation taking place thousands of time around the world in the past few days:

“Hey! Have you heard about the new iPad Air?”

“Yes! Can’t wait to get it”

“So what’s new with the new model?”

“Well, its thinner, lighter and faster than the previous model!”

“Cool, any other new features?”

“Well as far as the main features are concern, that is about it”

Experts and consumers a like are calling the new iPad Air a missed opportunity. As far as electronic gadgets goes, every new model, be it a smartphone, TV, laptop or desktop is smaller, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. This set of upgrades is considered a ‘given’ in the tech world.

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For the sake of a fair assessment, it would be a little harsh to label the iPad Air as a disaster. Its severe reduction in size and weight is worth a mention or two. This new model measures in at just 0.29 of a inch in thickness and weighs just 1 pound. This measurements itself would enough of a reason for many to trade in their old iPad for this new model. The screen bezels are now much thinner and there is a slight change in the overall profile of the new iPad. To put it in words, the new iPad Air is really now a bigger version of the iPad mini. Heck, it even have near identical specs and features with the new Retina mini.

The specs of the iPad Air includes an A7 64-bit processor with a M7 co-processor, a 5MP rear camera, a HD front camera, dual microphones and a 32.4-watt hour battery that is say to be able to withstand up to 10 hours of use. The prices start from $499 and it starts shipping on the 1st of November.

For a quick comparison between the iPad Air and the new Windows Surface Pro 2, click here.

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