Apple has released a lot of new gadgets recently, but it isn’t finished yet. A new iPad Air 2 is slated to be released before the year is up, so for the holiday season there will be one more contender in the tablet arena fighting for a spot on the shopping list. Here’s a spec comparison for the LG GPad versus iPad Air 2 to help you determine which gadget is best for your lifestyle.
The iPad Air 2
This new tablet from Apple will be released with an A8 processor (the same processor used in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus), a 9.7-inch Retina display, and “it will be slimmer, lighter, and more powerful than its predecessor,” according to Value Walk. It will also come standard with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Apple plans to release the new iPad Air 2 with a 1.5-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Although the iPad is getting a new and improved camera as well as the A8 processor, it’s still uncertain whether it will receive the same software upgrades as the iPhone 6.
Inferse reports that the new iPad will come with an anti-reflective coating for the screen in order to make the sharp 9.7-inch display have an even crisper resolution. This may be in response to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, which Inferse reports already has glare-reduction technology with its Adaptive Display; either way, it’s a welcome addition.
The LG GPad 7.0
The LG GPad 7.0 is the newest tablet in the GPad line, and just like with the GPad 8.3 and the GPad 10.1 before it, this tablet comes with a display size that matches its name: seven inches. This display has a 1280 by 800 pixel resolution and comes with a 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. It also only comes with 8 GB of internal storage, but it has a microSD card slot that allows for an additional 64 GB to be added.
The camera is not a very impressive feature on this tablet. While the rear-facing camera is comparable to the camera on the new iPad Air at 1.3 megapixels, the forward-facing camera comes in at only 3 megapixels, far below the iPad Air’s 8 megapixels. While it is true that the iPad Air 2 is significantly larger than this tablet, this still needs to be taken into account. However, if you are looking for a larger screen and slightly different specs and hardware, you can consider looking at the GPad 8.3 and the 10.1, for which “the internal hardware is very much the same across all three,” according to Android Central.
And the Winner Is . . .
In terms of the LG GPad versus iPad Air 2, both tablets come with their own pros and cons, but overall it seems like the upcoming iPad Air will be the stronger machine across the board as far as specs are concerned. However, it is likely that the iPad Air will cost significantly more than the LG GPad 7.0 due to those strong performance specs. So while some users may need the iPad Air 2’s high-end hardware and matching high-end price tag, others may want a more budget-friendly device, in which case the LG GPad 7.0 may make more sense. Either way, you’re sure to find a tablet that fits your needs.
Which tablet do you think gives you more bang for your buck?
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