Apple has apparently been bringing its A-game in terms of mobile devices lately: The Verge (Aug. 6) named its iPad Air "the best tablet you can buy."
This, just a couple months after it named the iPhone 5s "the best phone you can buy."
On the iPad Air, The Verge's Dan Seifert wrote:
"When everything is added up, the best tablet is Appleís iPad Air. The fifth version of the tablet since Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, the iPad Air is extremely well built, exceptionally thin and lightweight (one pound exactly), and performs very well. Its battery easily lasts multiple days, its processor is very fast, and its high-resolution display is excellent. The screen is the No. 1 most important part of a tablet, and the Airís is great for reading, while vibrant and colorful enough for video. Thereís really nothing to complain about when it comes to the Airís hardware."
Seifert gave the iPad Air a rating of 9.3.
He noted that it was basically a tie for first place, but put the iPad Mini as runner-up. Here are his Top 5 tablets:
- Apple iPad Air: 9.3 ($423-$500)
- Apple iPad Mini: 9.3 ($340-$400)
- Asus Nexus 7: 9.0 ($230)
- Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8.0 ($757-$800)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: 7.8 ($400)
One thing about the Surface Pro 3 that jumped out at me was its price tag ($757-$800). Perhaps that has something to do with its abysmal sales performance to date.