Apple iPad 8 Review Rundown

ApplePublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Apple iPad 8 Tablet (2020)
Neoscore* 80%
  • Faster than last year's iPad
  • Fast, reliable A12 processor
  • Good battery life
  • Screen is starting to look old
  • Lacks stereo speakers


The 8th-gen Apple iPad is revamped and powered by the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. It offers 40% faster CPU performance and twice the graphics capability over the 7th-gen iPad.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
This is Apple's 2020 iPad — the 8th generation for those who are counting. The 10.2-inch display is a step down from the iPad Air, though not in its 2160 x 1620 resolution. The iPad benefits the most from the iOS 14 move to have notifications and alerts not take over your entire screen.
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  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent camera
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Apple's eighth-generation iPad is a speedy, reliable remote-learning tablet for a time when most schooling is happening at home. Starting at $329 (or $309 for students), it's the least expensive iPad Apple offers. The two-year-old A12 processor is a significant jump in power over the A10 in the previous iPad.
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  • Faster processor than last year's iPad
  • Long battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Mediocre camera


Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following[***]:
The 2020 iPad can easily handle any tasks – from writing essays and researching topics simultaneously, to gaming, video editing and even music production. It supports the first generation and Apple's Smart Keyboard accessory, both of which add plenty to the experience. The only significant negatives about the budget iPad is its outdated design and the cost of its accessories.
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  • Great value for money
  • Excellent battery life
  • Thick, outdated design
  • Expensive accessories


Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The current version of the Apple iPad 10.2-inch was released on September 18th, 2020. It replaced a largely identical model, but updated the processor inside to Apple's A12 chip (as used in the iPhone XR), making it faster and more future-proof. The iPad's design might be considered 'classic' at this point – its DNA goes right back to the first model from 2010. You've got a 4:3 screen with hefty bezels at the top and bottom, and a circular Home button that doubles as a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. There is no support for True Tone screen tech here, which is a real shame.
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  • Great value for money
  • Great performance for the screen size
  • Great selection of apps
  • Screen isn't as bright as the iPad Air and iPad Pro


1. ^ Apple iPad (2020) review: The tablet you buy as an appliance. digitaltrends. 2020-09-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Apple iPad (2020) Review. pcmag. 2020-09-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Apple iPad 2020 Review. phonearena. 2020-09-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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