which ipad is the best

About to buy my first ipad and want to know what is the best one right now.

1 Answer from the Community

  • As of November 2013, here are your options:

    iPad Air - Retina display, A7 and M7 chips (slightly better performance than iPhone 5s), 1GB of RAM, and iOS 7 built in. Plus it's very thin and light. It comes in 16, 32, 64, and 128GB capacities.

    iPad (4th gen.) - Retina display, A6X chip (slightly better performance than iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c), 1GB of RAM, and iOS 7 support. It's a sturdy device, and a little thicker. It comes in the same capacities as the iPad Air.

    iPad (3rd gen.) - Retina display, A5X chip (slightly better performance than iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad mini [1st generation], and iPod touch [fifth generation]), 1GB of RAM, and iOS 7 support. It's almost identical to the fourth generation iPad, except it has a 30-pin dock connector. It comes in 16, 32, and 64GB capacities.

    iPad mini (2nd gen.) - Retina display, A7 and M7 chips (slightly better performance than iPhone 5s), 1GB of RAM, and iOS 7 built in. It performs just as well as iPad Air but features a smaller screen. It comes in 16, 32, 64, and 128GB capacities.

    iPad mini (1st gen.) - No retina display, A5 chip (nearly identical performance to the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPod touch [fifth generation]), 512MB (a half of a GB) of RAM, and iOS 7 support (or built in). It comes in the same capacities as the iPad Air.

    If you're looking for a great display (or that's all you care about), go for a 3rd generation iPad. If you're looking for great speed and performance as well, go with the iPad Air or iPad mini (2nd generation). If you're looking for a little tablet to carry with you, choose the first or second generation iPad mini. And remember: all tablets feature the best iOS, iOS 7. All of the tablets listed above will receive future updates in software as well. I hope this helped!

    • Answered by Zachary S from Nescopeck
    • Nov 10, 2013