Apple’s always innovating and coming up with tech for practical usage that still retains the appeal and shine of a premium device. The Apple iPad 9.7 delivers with little compromise. It is an exciting model that smoothly handles major tasks thrown across its way, and when combined with the apple pencil or the smart keyboard for integrated apps, the beauty of its embedded Apple A10 chipset processor really comes alive.
Mine came in Apple’s standard aluminum body and a glossy space gold finishing. Its 9.7-inch screen has a beautiful resolution that renders details beautifully in indoor lighting conditions but is fair in sunlight. The screen is also responsive to multi-gestures and comes in native OS 11.3. And while direct sunlight lowers visibility, its retina display at 264 pixels per inch, still comes through with visible screen display. Its screen to body ratio at 4:3 is okay for cinematic display and comfortable reading. I also love the slimness of the iPad 9.7, its weight is on the lighter side at just 469 grams and isn’t a burden to carry.
The camera is fairly okay for casual photos and videos. It spots a rear 8MP camera that records 1080p HD at 30 frames and 720p at 120 frames per second. Its secondary camera is a standard 1.2 MP that works fine with Skype and Facetime.
I personally use this device for quite a lot of browsing, streaming and editing and it handles them smoothly with no lags. Its A10 processor and 2GB RAM make for seamless multi-tasking and switches between apps. It does pack a quad-core processor chipset, and a PowerVR series GPU for faster processing and operations. The app store has quite the apps that deliver well with the Apple pencil and keyboard, although they have to be bought separately as they do not come in the box. But they do work well with the apps I tried, with fast snappy responses.
The Apple pencil really works with good accuracy and pinpointing. Creative artists would find it a noteworthy tool for digital works and the everyday casual users can use them for jotting down points or notes.
The iPad 9.7, like some of its fellow apple comrades, comes in two variants, the 32GB and the 128GB variant. I got the 32GB for myself because it’s cheaper and it falls within my budget. If you have the extra buck, you can opt for the 128GB variant. Both work equally good, but more storage is always better, right?
The battery is a little on the lower side at 8557 mAH, but if you have regular access to a power outlet, you’ll be fine with at least 10 hours of battery on a single charge.
The Apple iPad 9.7 is an interesting addition to the Apple lineup and does provide a suitable option for some users. Also, there are a lot of cool features with the 9.7 like the fingerprint scanner for improved security, app dock for quick access, cloud storage. If you’re looking for something good and worthy of its price without losing out on delivery and performance, then this is the device for you.
Apple's always innovating and coming up with tech for practical usage that still retains the appeal and shine of a premium device. The Apple iPad 9.7 delivers with little compromise. It is an exciting model that...