Apple iPad with WiFi, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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#1



To Buy Or Not Summary

:star::star::star::star::star: by 4807 customers
4.8 out of 5
  • Amazon Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::star: by 248 customers
    4.8 out of 5
  • Best Buy Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::star: by 4523 customers
    4.8 out of 5
  • Walmart Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::star: by 36 customers
    4.8 out of 5

Features

  • 9.7-inch Retina display, wide color and true tone
  • A9 third-generation chip with 64-bit architecture
  • M9 motion coprocessor
  • 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera
  • 8MP iSight camera
  • Touch ID
  • Apple Pay
  • 9.7-inch Retina display, wide color and true tone
  • A9 third-generation chip with 64-bit architecture
  • M9 motion coprocessor
  • 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera
  • 8MP iSight camera
  • Touch ID
  • Apple Pay
  • Buy
  • Don’t buy

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#2

Amazon Review by Jay :star::star::star::star::emptystar:

411 people found the following review helpful

An iPad for doing all the things you love

Apple recently unveiled the 2017 iPad at an affordable price of $329. Compared to the original iPad price of $499, this seems to be a steal. But is this worth it?

Design: If you’ve ever held an iPad, you know the design. It is lightweight, with rounded edges, and will fit in your hand like a small magazine. Just some numbers here, the 2017 iPad is slightly thicker than the iPad Air 2 (you won’t notice the difference when using it). It has a gorgeous display, though, if you try hard enough, you’ll notice that the display feels like it is sitting behind a sheet of glass. This is because it is not laminated, which the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pros have. Will this disturb your viewing experience? Highly unlikely. There are 2 speakers on the bottom, and you get the home button with the integrated fingerprint sensor. Overall, the design is very similar to the first iPad Air that came out a couple of years ago.

Function: While it has the body of an older generation iPad, the computing power inside is much faster. The processor that drives this iPad is an A9 chip, and this is faster than the A8x that comes in the iPad Air 2. It has a 64-bit architecture, which is nerd-speak for “future proof” (Apple’s newer iOS will mainly focus on 64 bit processors, making older iPads more obsolete since many 3rd party apps will no longer be supported). Watching movies, reading books, viewing webpages will feel like a breeze.

Who is this for: Those who 1) never had an iPad before, or 2) have an iPad 1-4 and want to upgrade, or 3) don’t plan on using this to replace their laptop (it can be done, but the OS is not there yet), or 4) students who want a way to digitize their books on the cheap (while $329 is by no means cheap, if you look at the long term value of this iPad, it is much better than the Android competitors). If you have an iPad Air or Air 2 or iPad Pro 9.7, there is absolutely no need to upgrade.

Competition: At this price range, for the performance, there is not that much competition. You might go for one of the Samsung Galaxy A or E tablet series, which are usually around $200 range. But those will not last more than 1-2 years and are much slower to begin with. The other piece of this is the app store. Android is almost on par with Apple now, but the Apple App Store still gets the newest apps and the most attention from developers.

Final thoughts: The 2017 iPad is great for doing the things that bigger tablets are good at: reading, watching, browsing. This is not meant to be a workhorse, not because it’s not powerful but because the iOS lacks a real file explorer and mouse input. If you intend on just sending emails as part of your workflow, then this should work (as long as you don’t need to have too many attachments). Customers have come to love the iPad because it is so good at doing the few things that people want: reading, watching, browsing-- media consumption. It has a long battery life and a gorgeous screen. The only reason why I deducted 1 star is because of the price. $329 is a great price on paper for an iPad because Apple has conditioned us to think that an iPad should be at least $499 (or $399 for the iPad 4 last year). However, when you realize that this is a thicker iPad (with no significant improvements in the battery life dept) with older display technology (non-laminated screen), the price seems to be a tad on the high side. Apple is a master at supply chain and manufacturing, and using older technology and more forgiving designs should lead to less manufacturing cost, which further maximize the profit margins a bit. Given that many retailers cleared their iPad Air 2 inventories at $280-299 over the past few months, I believe the new iPad 2017 should’ve started at $299 instead. $29 may not seem like much, but a lot of people love Apple’s own accessories, and those certainly have also increased in price over the past two years. This is probably a moot point. Overall, if you get this iPad, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Feel free to ask me any questions that you may have.

Amazon.com - Customer Reviews: Apple iPad with WiFi, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model)


#3

Best Buy Review by ThinkerX :star::star::star::star::star:

Excellent iPad at an Amazing Price

I spent years trying to make cheap mini Android tablets work. I loved both versions of the Nexus 7 but Google killed them off. I tried others but the terrible update process and short shelf life of the devices eventually had me looking to Apple.

I eventually bought an iPad Mini 2 and I instantly fell back in love with iOS. There is a reason iPad is the leader in tablet devices. It is so much better. I recently switched from Android to an iPhone 7 Plus and while I still liked my mini the screen size difference between that and the phone made it kind of silly to us both. Meanwhile I wanted more real estate for movies and for my daughter’s school games.

Enter the new 2017 iPad. A full sized tablet at a great price. I traded in my mini (Best Buy paid top dollar) and I am so glad I did. The new iPad is buttery smooth in performance, has a great screen, dual windows makes productivity a little easier and Touch ID is awesome.

I have fully embraced the Apple ecosystem with the iPhone, Watch, desktop Mac and hopefully in the next few months will get a MacBook. Life in the Appleverse is awesome! Keychain makes my password management a breeze, iCloud Drive puts all my files where I can get to them. Sure I still use other services like Google Photos but that works across everything as well. Life is sweet in Appleville and I am glad I ditched Android.

Sure the new iPad doesn’t have some of the fit and finish of the iPad Air 2. If you own that tablet I wouldn’t switch. If you are new to iPad or have a previous generation this is the device for you.

The iPad keyboard would be nice but I have no use for the Apple pencil. So getting this over a Pro was an easy choice for me.

With apps like duet display I can use this as a second laptop screen when out and about or just set it up and devote the tablet to specific work related tasks. Can this or a Pro replace a laptop? Not for me, not yet. I can say it is getting there and there are ways of using it to enhance what I do for work even though it cannot take over for a laptop or desktop.

In short I say go out and grab this iPad, it is great!

Bestbuy.com - Customer Reviews: Apple iPad with WiFi, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model)


#4

thank you :+1:

Apple iPad (2017) Unboxing and First Look


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Walmart Review by Lori :star::star::star::star::star:

19 people found the following review helpful

What iPad is this

I love this iPad but I am confused is this the iPad mini 4 or just iPad ??

Walmart.com - Customer Reviews: Apple iPad with WiFi, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model)


#6

@liesbeth great :smile: