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90
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Review

Pros
  • Amazingly thinExtremely fastCameras finally added
Cons
  • Camera quality is poorScreen resolution could be higherOS still has rough edges
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Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
adamtyree
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
tariqi
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
80
DreddedDeuce
Evolutionary not revolutionary So after picking it up Friday and playing...read more
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Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
9.722
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020
Model
16GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Ruggedized
No
TV out
Yes (Composite (proprietary))
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Model
16GB 3G GSM

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard, Camera
TV out
Yes (Composite (proprietary))
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
None
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Model
32GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard, Camera
TV out
Yes (Composite (proprietary))
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
None
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Model
32GB 3G GSM

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
None
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Model
64GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard, Camera
TV out
Yes (Composite (proprietary))
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
None
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Model
64GB 3G GSM

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard, Camera
TV out
Yes (Composite (proprietary))
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
None
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Model
16GB 3G CDMA

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (CDMA-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard
TV out
Yes
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
None
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Model
32GB 3G CDMA

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (CDMA-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard, Camera
TV out
Yes (Composite (proprietary))
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
None
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Model
64GB 3G CDMA

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS (6)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (CDMA-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (0.7 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Other features

External accessory support
Bluetooth, External keyboard, Camera
TV out
Yes (Composite (proprietary))
Screen size
9.7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x768
Pixel density
132 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
None
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Pan)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB