So you’re an Apple user and you need a tablet… but which one should you get? Tablets can have various uses. You can use it for games, for work, for music, or even as a portable mini television screen. The biggest reason why iPads are a good choice for Apple users is because they are easy to use and can be paired with all of your other Apple devices. You just need to figure out which iPad would be the best one for your personal needs.
The Standard iPad
If you simply need a tablet – period – you can get the standard iPad. The iPad now comes with an A12 Bionic chip, which is the same processor used in the iPhone XS. This means that it can pretty much run any game or app available for the iPad. You can also use it for work since it supports a mouse and a trackpad; and it’s a great choice to watch your favorite shows or movies on, as well. The Apple Pencil and the Apple Smart Keyboard are compatible with it, too.
The iPad Air
If you’re looking to upgrade your current tablet or simply prefer a more modern look, the iPad Air would be your best bet. The iPad Air comes with an A14 Bionic chip, which is the same processor used in the iPhone 12. This means that it can handle heavier duties, like photo editing and video editing. It also has a slightly bigger screen than the regular iPad, making it a better choice for work. Thanks to its laminated display, it also feels more natural to draw on it.
Although its features are pretty similar to the iPad Pro, the iPad Air comes at a more affordable price in case you have budget limitations. Like the iPad Pro, it has slim bezels, uses USB-C for charging, and no longer has a home button. It also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, which attaches to the slate through a magnet and wirelessly recharges from there.
The iPad Pro
If you have the money to splurge, then the iPad Pro is the best choice for you. It has more features than the iPad Air and has a bigger screen and mini-LED backlight technology for a better experience for work, drawing, and watching shows and movies. It also offers a 120-Hz screen refresh rate, extra speakers, Thunderbolt support, 5G, and Face ID.
The iPad Mini
If you’re looking for a tablet that is extra easy to bring around (because let’s face it: they’re all pretty easy to bring around) or simply prefer a smaller one for you or your kids, check out the iPad Mini. It also supports the Apple Pencil and other Bluetooth stylii.
Overall, Apple is a great brand to get a tablet from. Which one you get really just depends on your budget and what you plan on using it for. Check out these iPads and more tablets at an SM Cyberzone near you.
Written by: Angeline Rodriguez
Angeline Rodriguez is the Managing Editor of WhenInManila.com and an Editor at Newsweek Amplify. She is a gamer and a geek with a mad love for anime and KDramas.