A few months back, Apple announced the 2017’s iPad 9.7 with support for Apple Pencil. The new iPad is cheap but comes with far better specs than last year’s model. The tablet is available for Nepali customers after four months of the global release.
The new iPad 9.70 (2018) is the cheapest tablet in Apple’s range, and it looks just like any other iPad. There’s the solid metal chassis, a chunky bezel around the screen and a proper Home button with Touch ID. It’s thin, light and great to hold. It also looks good, with clean lines and a pleasing contrast between the polished top surface and the matt back and chamfered edges.
The iPad 9.7 (2018) has largely the same physical design as the previous model, with the screen technology that supports the Apple Pencil. The tablet has a 9.7-inch Retina display that features a higher-resolution touch sensor to enable support for Apple Pencil, previously only compatible with iPad Pro. Apple Pencil provides a “fluid and natural” drawing experience with sensors that measure pressure and tilt so that users can take notes or illustrate in various apps. Apple’s specs comparison page makes it apparent that the new iPad does not have a laminated screen, same as its predecessor.
The new iPad has an A10 Fusion chip, which is about as advanced as you could expect. Even the current Pro iPads have only an A10X Fusion (the souped-up version of this chip). The chipset has 64-bit desktop-class architecture, providing 40 percent faster CPU and 50 percent faster graphics performance when compared to the previous generation 9.7-inch iPad.
This device features an 8MP (f/2.4) rear camera and 1.2MP (f/2.2) front camera. Apple said that both front and rear cameras provide HD video recording for everything from document scanning to FaceTime calls. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and PowerVR Series7XT Plus GPU. The new iPad 9.7 (2018) is available in 32GB or 128GB of onboard storage.
One of the main applications aimed at the new iPad is AR (Augmented Reality), fueled by the device’s Retina display, powerful chip, enhanced cameras, and advanced sensors with a gyroscope and accelerometer. The tablet was built for mobility and durability for students, sporting an aluminum unibody construction.
The tablet is available in both the WiFi-only and Cellular variant. Fueling up the device is a 32.4 Wh battery which, according to Apple, provides 10 hours of battery life. There are stereo speakers on the device. Data transfer and charging are handled via a Lightning port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack remains – something that’s disappeared from recent iPhones.
iPad 9.7 (2018) price in Nepal
the cheapest iPad has three different variants. The Wifi-only variants are priced at Rs. 52,000 and Rs. 62,000 for the 32GB storage variant and 128GB variant respectively. However, the cellular variant is available only in 128GB storage variant and is priced for Rs. 80,000.
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