iPad Air 2019 Review: the best tablet you can buy — 2022
The iPad is one of Apple's stars due to its enormous quality, how well it is built and, above all, because of the number of tasks that we can do thanks to a fluid and perfectly integrated iOS. Apple's latest bet for the most basic public has been e l iPad Air 3rd generation that we have had the opportunity to try and in this article we give you our opinion of this equipment and especially if it is worth buying or not, although we already anticipate that it is one of thebest ipads you can buy.
In general, we can say that the iPad Air 2019 It has nothing to envy the iPad Pro 2018 since it has an identical processor and a screen size that is close to it. L The main differences lie mainly in the design and in the second generation Apple Pencil that in the iPad Air 2019 we cannot use it. Here we are left with the question of which equipment to buy and we believe that if you are a basic user you can save a lot of money by opting for this new equipment, despite the fact that theiPad Air RAMor other aspects make it a priori inferior to the iPad Pro.
iPad Air 3, nothing to envy the iPad Pro
The design of this iPad Air 2019 is quite beautiful, reminding us of the iPad Pro 2017 with somewhat pronounced frames and keeping the Home button at the bottom housing Touch ID technology to unlock the device. The dimensions are quite correct. 25,06 x 17,41 x 0,61 cm making transporting it in the backpack quite comfortable to go to university or work, in addition to being quite light since the WiFi version weighs 456g and the LTE version 464g.
On the sides we find a 3.5 mm Jack something that the most professionals will appreciate in addition to the Smart Connector that the iPad mini 5 lacks . With this connector we can connect various keyboards to the iPad such as the official Apple one, although there are many other alternatives on the web that we leave you here.
TheiPad Air screenlooks fabulous, perfect for play multimedia content on Netflix, HBO, YouTube or others. It has a size of 10.5″ with a 2224 x 1668 dpi resolution. It also incorporates the technology that we see in the latest iPhone, True Tone, to give us a much more appropriate and realistic visiting experience.
If it is true that we do not find an OLED panel but we believe that the experience will be quite adequate for most users, we remember that this is not an iPad designed for professionals if not for a basic user who is looking for a good computer for everyday tasks such as taking notes, consulting information on the internet or even managing a business.
This screen is compatible as we have said before with the first generation Apple Pencil, not the second. We believe that the operation of this one is incredible, although we think that they should have incorporated the second one because the reloading of the first generation is laughable due to the position in which the pencil is left and especially because we have no place to leave it.
Although with this first generation Apple Pencil we can easily take notes or make our own designs in addition to helping us edit photos thanks to the applications that we find in the iOS App Store.
The power of the iPad Air 2019 is excellent
If we look into the guts of the iPad Air we see a chip A12, identical to what we have in the new iPhone and in the latest iPad Pro. This will give us a processing capacity that we will even have left over because iOS does not take full advantage of it. With this we mean that the life of this iPad will be many years without any kind of lag problem when using applications, playing video games or processing a video you just edited.
Here we see that as this iPad has nothing to envy to the Pro range in terms of processing capacity, something that surprises us for good. We believe that if you want to save a lot of money you should opt for this equipment over the iPad Pro unless you want a model with a few more inches of screen to work better or if you think that the shortcuts of the second generation Apple Pencil are something basic for you because of your profession.
The camera, the great abandoned in the iPad
As far as the camera is concerned, we do not see any kind of surprise in its quality. The front camera is 8 MP with an f/2.4 c aperture. With the possibility of taking Live Photos and activating HDR mode. Video recording remains at 1080p but we can also record slow motion at 120 fps. After performing some tests, it looks quite good, but if there is good light in the room, something that can make it difficult for us to scan documents at certain times. If it is true that it is not the most comfortable to take pictures of a landscape with an iPad, but in the era of digitization we believe that they should include a better camera to scan in a more adequate way.
The FaceTime camera if we believe that it is quite improvable because making videoconferences with an iPad is the most normal thing if you dedicate it to work. We currently have a 7MP camera with a focal aperture of f/2.2 which we believe is quite mediocre, we repeat if we are in a room with unfavorable lighting conditions.
If we go on to talk about the bat we would not have any type of complaint since it will give you a fairly good autonomy of several days if you use it in a normal way. If it is true that if you dedicate yourself to watching multimedia content all day, then it is most likely that you will have to plug it into the power at the end of the day. Also if you spend many hours taking notes at the university, then the autonomy will last a day.
But in general we have been very satisfied although it is true that we appreciate that battery recharge is quite slow taking several hours to reach 100%.
Due to the characteristics that it has, it is quite close to the Pro range, we believe that it has a fairly intermediate price, although if you are a basic user you may have to opt for the iPad mini 5 since there you will save a lot of money due to the price difference. This iPad Air 2019 can be found at silver, space gray and gold in addition to being in two storage capacities: 64 and 256GB.
The prices that this iPad Air has are the following:
- 64 GB WiFi version model for €549 here.
- 64 GB model WiFi + LTE version for €689 here.
- 256 GB WiFi version model for €719 here.
- 256 GB model WiFi + LTE version for €859 here.
In conclusion, if you are looking for an iPad to go to university with an acceptable screen size, we believe that this is a very viable option. If you want a smaller size to make it more manageable, then yes, we recommend you go for an iPad mini 5. What is clear is that what you are going to do with an iPad Pro, or almost everything, you are going to be able to do with this team something we love. In addition, we also recommend that you at least consider protecting your new iPad with a cover, even more so if it is going to be a family iPad that your children will use, in that case, there are manykids iPad casesthat they will surely love,