Apple iPad (March 2012, 32GB, Verizon 4G LTE, black) comparison

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Apple iPad (March 2012, 32GB, Verizon 4G LTE, black)

Apple iPad (March 2012, 32GB, Verizon 4G LTE, black)
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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air
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iPad Mini (with Retina Display)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

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Apple iPad (4th generation)

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Price $999 at 1 store $459 to $499 at 4 stores $351 to $399 at 5 stores $497 to $518 at 6 stores $372 to $469 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 38 reviews
Release date March 16, 2012 November 01, 2013 November 12, 2013 September 03, 2013 September 11, 2012
The Bottom Line With a host of improvements--faster graphics, 4G wireless options, a better camera, and a gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack. Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet. The improved S Pen goes a long way to making this high-end tablet worth the extra cost, but if you're not sold on the stylus, it's easy to find a better deal. The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply.

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Packaged contents Dock connector to USB cable
10W USB power adapter
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RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 GB
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OS provided Apple iOS 5
Apple iOS
Apple iOS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS
Clock speed Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.9 GHz
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Weight 23.3 oz
1 lbs
0.73 lbs
18.9 oz
1.44 lbs
Height 9.5 in
9.4 in
7.87 in
7.9 mm
9.5 in
Input device type Camera
Touch-screen
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Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Built-in devices Display
Touchscreen
Speakerphone
Digital camera
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