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Apple iPad 8 Tablet (2020)

MSRP 329 USDNEX score 77%

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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.

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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***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
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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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
WiFi
WiFi + cellular

Connectivity

Ports
Lightning connector, Smart Connector, 3.5 mm headphone jack
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2

Construction

Battery | Capacity
32.4 Wh
Camera | Front
1.2MP f/2.4
Camera | Rear
8MP f/2.4
Colors
Silver, Space Gray, Gold
Microphone
Dual microphones
Speakers
Stereo speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
7.5 mm
Size | Height
250.6 mm
Size | Width
174.1 mm
WiFiWeight
490 g
WiFi + cellularWeight
495 g

Display

Brightness
500 nits
Display Diagonal
10.2 inch
Display Type
IPS
Pixel Density
264 ppi
Resolution
2160 x 1620

Function

GPS
Cellular model only
Operating System
IPadOS 14
Operating Temperature
0-35 C
Processor
A12 Bionic chip, Neural Engine
Sensor
Touch ID, Three‐axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Ambient light sensor
SIM
Nano SIM, LTE
Video Recording | Front
720p
Video Recording | Rear
FHD 30 fps, 720p 120 fps

Performance

Battery Life
10 h
Storage
32 or 128 GB

Production

Accessory
Apple Pencil (1st gen)
Availability
2020-09-18
Debut
2020-09-15

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredible battery life
  • Excellent display
  • Excellent performance
Cons
  • Only 32GB of storage

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Slim, light design
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No stylus support

t3[3]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Lots of apps
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No headphone jack
  • Middling camera

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Apple iPad (2020) review: The tablet you buy as an appliance. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/tablet-reviews/apple-ipad-8th-gen-2020-review/. 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Apple iPad (2020) Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/apple-ipad-2020. 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2020) review: an excellent low-price tablet. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/apple-ipad-10.2-2020-review. 2021-01-28. Retrieved 2021-10-20.

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