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What people love about the iPad Air: review of reviews

David Price | Oct. 28, 2013
We present the pick of the praise lavished on the iPad Air since its unveiling.

Infinity Blade, a graphically demanding game that was used to demonstrate the iPad Air's processing power

iPad Air reviews: Battery life
To help it slim down, Apple has equipped the iPad Air with a smaller battery than the iPad 4, but quotes the same battery life figure. How does it achieve this sorcery? PC Advisor has the answer:

"Savings in efficiency may be coming from the new Apple A7 processor, the same as found in the iPhone 5s and complete with the M7 motion processor. The main processor's clock speed is not quoted, as is usual by Apple - and with good reason, leaving the empty spec chasing to other brands."

iPad Air reviews: Build quality
Construction quality is normally a given with Apple products, but there could have been question marks over build this time around - would the super-slim iPad Air be robust enough to survive heavy use?

Our reviewer's mind was put at rest by a brief hands-on with the new tablet: "The iPad Air feels solid enough - despite its low weight, it was sufficiently stiff to set our minds at rest concerning 'snapping accidents'."

 

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