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Prima Tablet at a fair price: The new iPad is just fun


            
              Thursday, October 10, 2019
              
                From Klaus Wedekind
              

            
Keyboard covers are now included on the new iPad, but Apple's original is very expensive.
(Photo: kwe)

              Apple's new entry-level iPad is what most tablet users are looking for. The device is relatively inexpensive, but guarantees good entertainment for several years. In addition, the iPad now also shows a connection to keyboard covers.
              Some users want an iPad that is a real workhorse and can replace a laptop. For the vast majority of Apple's tablet but probably mainly for entertainment and surfing. You do not need an expensive iPad Pro, but a device that meets their demands for a reasonable price: the new entry-level iPad, which is available from 380 euros. Everything the same, only biggerWhen the design is concerned, Apple has left everything the same. There is still a home button under the display and at the top in the frame of a jack for headphones. Below, the iPad has two speakers and still has a Lightning connector instead of a USB-C input. Only the screen diagonal has grown a little from 9.7 to 10.2 inches. That's not much, but at least. And with the new features of iPadOS, a larger display can be used even better. Face ID does not have to be, with iPads a home button with fingerprint sensor is sufficient. (Photo: kwe) The LCD is sufficiently sharp with a pixel density of 264 ppi and it offers very nice colors and quite strong contrasts. Even when viewed from the side, the display remains stable, although it is easy to see that the screen is a bit lower, so not like the Pro or iPad Air laminated with the cover glass. However, this does not bother in everyday life, as does the lack of true-tone function, in which the display automatically adapts to the ambient light. The differences can be seen only in direct comparison. Older chip still strong enough saved Apple has mainly in the inner workings. So the new iPad is not the latest chip, but the A10, which was used for the first time in 2016 in the iPhone 7. Although the processor has been around for three years, what you do not notice on the iPad, as long as you do not try to cut 4K videos or give the device similar demanding tasks. More important is that despite the old chip, it can be expected that the iPad will receive iOS updates for at least four years – that's what Apple does not actually do. As far as the runtime is concerned, Apple gives the usual ten hours of mixed usage. In fact, n-tv.de has found in the test no major differences from the previous model or the current iPad mini.Knapper memory More problematic is that the flash memory in the base model with 32 gigabytes (GB) is very tight. For 100 euros more you get 128 GB. If you only install the apps that you really need and movies or series stores only temporarily, you can get along with the almost 25 GB available storage space of the cheapest Wi-Fi variant. The 8-megapixel camera on the back is for a tablet though not bad, but for photos and videos you better take the smartphone in your hand – even cheap mid-range devices make better shots than the new iPad. Selfies should be avoided with the tablet also, the 1.2-megapixel front camera is actually only for video chats to use. True keyboard cover docking The camera is better used only in an emergency. (Photo: kwe) One important innovation is the Smart Connector. This keyboard cover can now be connected to Apple's cheapest iPad. So the device is also a very useful typewriter. The original cover makes this fun, because the buttons have a pleasant stroke and not too close to each other. However, the accessories at 180 euros compared to the iPad is simply too expensive. It's probably worth waiting for third-party keyboard covers here. The same applies to Apple's first-generation Apple, for which Apple still wants to have 100 euros. Even if Apple has made it a bit easier and has combined a new size with old components, the new iPad is by far the best entry-level model. tablet. Longevity, app variety, operating system and price are simply unbeatable in the combination. However, if you do not value a 10-inch display, or maybe even prefer a handier size, you should take a look at the iPad mini. Under its 7.9-inch screen is a modern A12 chip and for 450 euros you get 64 GB of memory. DISPLAY New Apple iPad (10.2 ", Wi-Fi, 32GB) – Space Gray * Privacy Policy

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