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Apple iPad Air (2019)

mtinhk

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"If you’re a content consumer, rather than a content creator, this is the perfect tablet".

Not truly...

For about the same price you get a *dazzling* Galaxy Tab S6 -- thinner, lighter, with an HDR10+, higher-pixel-density, Super AMOLED display, 2-3 times more RAM, expandable storage, AKG-tuned quad-speakers, fast charging via included power adapter, USB 3.1

AND an included latest generation S-Pen, for you to engage in productive consumption without needing to fork an additional 120 quid.
 
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"If you’re a content consumer, rather than a content creator, this is the perfect tablet".

Not truly...

For about the same price you get a *dazzling* Galaxy Tab S6 -- thinner, lighter, with an HDR10+, higher-pixel-density, Super AMOLED display, 2-3 times more RAM, expandable storage, AKG-tuned quad-speakers, fast charging via included power adapter, USB 3.1

AND an included latest generation S-Pen, for you to engage in productive consumption without needing to fork an additional 120 quid.
However the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is more expensive (£575 on Amazon, £619 on Samsung's website) vs. £480 for the iPad Air 3.

But here is the cincher: all Samsung devices only get 2 years of security updates. That means if you bought it for £575 off Amazon, then it would cost £287.5/year. iPad Airs (and Pros, but not the standard iPads) normally get 5 years of security coverage for £480, so that would cost £96/year. The iPad is FAR cheaper and you would be wasting your money by not going for Apple, but only if you have the attention span to use the iPad Air for 5 years. If the iPad Air needs a battery change then get one (not through Apple). Even after the battery change it would probably work out cheaper.

However, security updates are important only if you have any sensitive info on there. If you have ever linked your bank details to pay for something, then check to see if you are running on up to date security. This needs to be the latest version of Android or iPadOS/iOS. If you are running an Android device that is not running Android 10 (currently the latest version as of writing) then you need to IMMEDIATELY get rid of that phone/tablet.

If it is for entertainment only then fine, run it on outdated Android, but don't log in to anything that you would mind being hacked, and don't put any personal photos on there.

Unfortunately that's what you get for sticking with Samsung. 2 years only and a more expensive price per year. There is no point having 8GB RAM which would be enough for years to come if you can't use it for very long (safely).

And no, manual patching to update Android is not an option for those of us with jobs.
 

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