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Apple iPad (2018)

Apple iPad (2018)

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Apple 9.7" iPad (2018) review

Apple 9.7" iPad (2018) review

Posted   04.03.18
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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Once again, Apple has squeezed a bunch of components from past iOS devices -- the processor from the iPhone 7, the Pencil-friendly touch sensor from the first iPad Pro -- into a familiar body. While that might not sound terribly exciting, it all comes together to offer one of the most pleasant experiences you'll find from a sub-$500 tablet. Whether schools will embrace this machine as enthusiastically as Apple hopes remains to be seen, but it's the best cheap iPad Apple has ever made and there's enough performance and polish here for everyone.

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Pros
  • Great performance for the price
  • Apple Pencil support
  • Lots of excellent tablet apps
Cons
  • Classic design is getting old
  • Still thicker than other iPads
  • May be pricey for schools

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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
9.7in
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 10hr
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Maximum battery life
Tablet
IOS
9.7in
Internal storage
Yes
Up to 10hr

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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