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Apple iPad 8

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Product Overview

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.
The new iPadOS 14 brings new features and designs that take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad, its large Multi-Touch display, and versatile accessories. It further integrates Apple Pencil into the iPad experience for better note-taking capabilities and new ways to work with handwritten notes.

Ratings

What we found

Pros
  • Faster than last year's iPad
  • Fast, reliable A12 processor
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Screen is starting to look old
  • Lacks stereo speakers

What external reviewers found

External score 77%
Pros
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent display
  • Incredible battery life
Cons
  • No stylus support
  • Only 32GB of storage
  • Middling camera
  • No headphone jack

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External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Reviewer score 75% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
The 8th-generation iPad isn't exciting, but it is an exceptional tablet for $329. For that money you get just 32GB of storage, which isn't enough — you have to spend $429 to get 128GB. Once you get the higher storage option and Apple's keyboard, you're well into the territory of buying a laptop.
Pros
  • Incredible battery life
  • Excellent display
  • Excellent performance
Cons
  • Only 32GB of storage

pcmag[2]

Reviewer score 75% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
The 8th-generation iPad is a welcome alternative to a Chromebook for students. At its student price and adding a Logitech K480 keyboard, you have a $350 quasi-laptop. Unlike with a "real" laptop or a Chromebook, you can't have multiple user accounts on the iPad.
Pros
  • Slim, light design
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No stylus support

t3[3]

Reviewer score 80% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from t3 have found:
The iPad has stereo speakers, but only kind of. They're both at one end, meaning if you hold it in portrait you get roughly stereo sound, but in landscape (for video, where it would be most useful) the audio all comes from one end. There are front and rear camera, and both are… middling. Video recording on the rear camera is 1080p HD, rather than 4K. Apple has always aimed for around 10 hours of typical use (video watching, or light browsing) on iPad, and this holds up for that.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Lots of apps
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No headphone jack
  • Middling camera

References

  1. ^ Apple iPad (2020) review: The tablet you buy as an appliance. [digitaltrends].
  2. ^ Apple iPad (2020) Review. [pcmag].
  3. ^ Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2020) review: an excellent low-price tablet. [t3].

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