The basic iPad that was updated last year with a smart connector (used to connect Apple’s smart keyboard folio) and a large screen. It starts at € 379 and is one of the best Apple deals. It can do anything a tablet should do, or any other iPad can do.
There are three basic things that make this tablet unique: it starts at € 379, it’s an iPad, and it runs on the latest iPadOS.
The 10.2-inch iPad is a great device for the price. You can run and manage all the apps like iPad Pro, one may notice slight or no difference when running the apps. It runs smoothly on iPadOS 13, currently runs on iPadOS 13.4 which supports trackpad and gestures similar to that of a Mac, and makes it closer to a laptop.
The iPad 10.2 (2019) has a beautiful 264 pixels per inch screen that has a resolution of 1620×2160 pixels, it is not as good as the iPad Air or the iPad Pro since the screen is not laminated. It doesn’t match the power and performance of the iPad Pro, although it can do a lot. The base model has only 32GB of storage, which may be less for people who download and keep a lot of things offline, but from today’s world, if you do most of the chores online along with streaming music and movies , storage should suffice. It has the standard Touch ID instead of Face ID on iPad Pro.
The iPad still uses the Lightning port for charging, has a 3.5mm jack, and is compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil, available at € 99. It has two speakers, which are crisp and loud. It has a 1.2 megapixel selfie camera and an 8 megapixel main camera. The main camera is good for taking pictures of documents, although the front camera does not meet the standards of a 2019 device.
A person switching from a previous iPad pro to this iPad will not notice a very significant difference. All Apple Arcade games work well on this iPad. Apple has tweaked the Apple A10 processor in the device to make it a future-proof device and handle future updates and run smoothly. It has a 9927 mAh battery that provides up to 10 hours of battery backup and should easily survive a day with heavy use.
The new iPad update was not much needed, as it is the same as the 9.7-inch iPad of recent years, only the screen size changes from 9.7 inches to 10.2 inches and with some updates on the internal parts.
Among the new things the iPad has is the keyboard connector, it’s a great addition, but Apple’s Smart Keyboard costs around € 179, which is half the price of the iPad. So if you buy the iPad along with the Apple Pencil and the keyboard folio, it will cost you around € 657.
The new iPad is primarily aimed at students, although it is difficult to entice people to buy an iPad instead of a Chromebook. simply because of the new connector.
The new iPad has 3GB of RAM, its predecessor had 2GB of RAM, and the same Apple A10 Fusion processor as last year’s model. Although the process is a bit old, it is more agile and faster to carry out most tasks. Thanks to well-optimized software, it doesn’t record impressive benchmarks or performance like most modern chips.
It is a great tablet for someone who is buying and acquiring a tablet for the first time, for children or for students.If you want a more powerful device, you can buy the iPad Air, the iPad Air has a 10.5-inch laminated screen, it has a range of Wider colors, and features True Tone, along with an Apple A12 Chip that is faster and has better cameras. Alternately, if you’re not a big fan of bigger screens, you can also get the iPad mini that has the same set of specs and features as the iPad Air, but has a smaller 7.9-inch display.
This is undoubtedly the best tablet under € 500, but this tablet could have been even better if it had competition in this price range.
For the price, it’s a great device, and it can do a lot of tasks you can do with your computer, which means you can use it as a replacement for a laptop only if it meets your needs, such as web browsing, games, emails, and some work. spreadsheet. If you’ve never owned a tablet and it’s your first purchase, you should definitely check this out. Although people who want to update from a previous device should skip this and wait for the next update.