RANK #3

Apple iPad 2020

"The iPad 2020 is a fantastic tablet for the price, delivering swift performance, a very good display and very long battery life."
As posted by tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Excellent app library
  • Strong performance
  • Supports Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard
  • Superb battery life
  • Large, bright display
  • Awesome cameras
  • Fantastic performance
  • USB-C more practical for accessories

Cons

  • Lackluster front-facing camera
  • 32GB of storage
  • 1.2Mp front-facing camera

Product Details

Date First Available:
‎September 15, 2020

Overall Rating

89.1%
The overall rating was calculated based on 117095 customer and expert reviews from 59 review sites and 5 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Tablets:
  • 88.9%
    Design
  • 89.7%
    Cameras
  • 95.9%
    Display
  • 97.4%
    Performance
  • 94.2%
    Battery life
  • 89.1%
    Sound Quality
  • 98.9%
    Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
26
Good
33
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

Apple's lowest-cost eighth-generation iPad doesn't reflect the state of the art in 2020, but it remains the best tablet in the $300 range for students and casual users.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Good alternative to Chromebook for students
  • Fast
  • Affordable
  • Excellent app library

Cons

  • Lackluster front-facing camera
  • Single-user OS
  • Dated design

Apple's new iPad doesn't bring anything radically new to the tablet space, but it offers some upgrades for the same price as last year’s model.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Excellent value
  • Strong performance
  • 20W charger included

Cons

  • Very little change
  • Only 1.2MP selfie camera
  • 32GB of storage is pitiful

The iPad 2020 is a fantastic tablet for the price, delivering swift performance, a very good display and very long battery life.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Faster A12 Bionic processor
  • Supports Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard
  • Bright and colorful display
  • Superb battery life

Cons

  • Design a bit dated
  • Nowhere to store Apple Pencil

Apple’s latest iPad opts for evolution over revolution – and modest evolution at that. But it’s easier to accept when the end product is this good

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Excellent, decent-sized screen
  • Useful iPadOS 14 features
  • Keyboard support

Cons

  • Few upgrades
  • Limited stereo speakers

The entry-level iPad has always been a tempting option for budget-savvy consumers, and that's truer than ever with the 8th-gen iPad and its upgraded A12 Bionic chipset.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Large, bright display
  • Compatibility with Apple accessories

Cons

  • 32GB of storage
  • Downward-firing speakers
  • 1.2Mp front-facing camera

When people go online or walk into a store and say 'I would like to buy an iPad today,' this is what they get. And they will be extremely happy with it.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Exceptional software with long support
  • Great battery life
  • Colorful and clear display
  • Connects to robust Apple ecosystem

Cons

  • 32GB of base storage isn't enough
  • Single tinny speaker
  • Still Lightning, not USB-C

Pros

  • Great display
  • Fast
  • Trackpad support

Cons

  • Paying for LIDAR you may not use
  • iPadOS limitations still grate
  • No headphone jack

Apple's iPad Pro 2020 is a modest update but trackpad support justifies the high price, and makes this the best tablet yet.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Stellar performance
  • Intuitive and useful trackpad support
  • Vivid and superbright display
  • Awesome cameras
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Previous model is a better value
  • No headphone jack
  • Expensive (Accessories sold separately)

Apple iPad Pro (2020): The new Magic Keyboard turns the iPad Pro into almost the perfect laptop replacement but there are still some gaps to fill

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Fantastic performance
  • Magic Keyboard works well
  • New LiDAR scanner is clever

Cons

  • External monitor support limited
  • Performance similar to 2018 model

Review: The iPad Pro 2020 was overshadowed by the launch of the Magic Keyboard accessory, but this high-end tablet has plenty going for it.  

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Fantastic display
  • Lovely design
  • Great add-ons
  • Loud, detailed speakers
  • iPad apps keeps on getting better

Cons

  • Minimal upgrades from the previous version
  • Battery life upgrades would be welcome
  • As a package it gets very expensive

The 2018 model was the revolution, for 2020 it’s nips and tucks, meaning business as usual.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Lovely screen and smooth performance
  • USB-C more practical for accessories
  • Trackpad support (and incoming Magic Keyboard) make for a true laptop replacement
  • LiDAR sensor adds future potential

Cons

  • LiDAR app support is few and far between
  • Doesn't feel much faster than 2018 model
  • Your Lightning accessories won't work (it's USB-C)

Apple iPad Pro (2020): The new Magic Keyboard turns the iPad Pro into almost the perfect laptop replacement but there are still some gaps to fill

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Fantastic performance
  • Magic Keyboard works well
  • New LiDAR scanner is clever

Cons

  • External monitor support limited
  • Performance similar to 2018 model

Apple’s latest iPad opts for evolution over revolution – and modest evolution at that. But it’s easier to accept when the end product is this good

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Excellent, decent-sized screen
  • Useful iPadOS 14 features
  • Keyboard support

Cons

  • Few upgrades
  • Limited stereo speakers

The iPad Pro 2020 (12.9 inch) is the best tablet you can buy, with blazing speed, long battery life, improved cameras and trackpad support. But it’s not a great laptop replacement (yet).

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Fast A12Z Bionic performance
  • Brilliant display
  • iPadOS's new and improved cursor control
  • Magic Keyboard actually feels magical
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Charging cord too short
  • Some apps not optimized for trackpad
  • Rear cameras can’t do portraits or Night mode

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2020): The cheapest Apple iPad is an even better bargain in 2020

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Fast and responsive
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Reasonable price

Cons

  • Webcam is mediocre
  • Non-laminated display
  • No USB-C

The iPad Pro (2020) is the best tablet out there, with a fantastic screen, pro laptop power, and premium design. But it will be overkill for most people compared to the excellent iPad Air.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Gorgeous screen with 120Hz
  • Apple Pencil 2 is great
  • So much power and speed
  • iPadOS gets more and more capable

Cons

  • Some pro workflows will struggle
  • Face ID positioning can be awkward
  • Magic Keyboard accessory is too expensive

Apple iPad Pro (2020): The new Magic Keyboard turns the iPad Pro into almost the perfect laptop replacement but there are still some gaps to fill

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Fantastic performance
  • Magic Keyboard works well
  • New LiDAR scanner is clever

Cons

  • External monitor support limited
  • Performance similar to 2018 model

A better processor keeps the latest basic iPad as our go-to pick for families and anyone looking for an excellent affordable tablet.

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • Faster processor handles iPadOS better
  • Supports Pencil and keyboard cases
  • Faster charger included in box

Cons

  • 10.2 inch screen feels cramped with two-app multitasking
  • Doesn't support Pencil 2 or newer Magic Keyboard cases
  • Older front-facing camera, still not great for landscape Zooming
  • Entry-level 32GB storage too low to recommend

The iPad 10.2-inch (2020) is our favourite cheap tablet because it matches excellent software and apps with great build quality. There are areas for improvement, but it's just a no-nonsense top tablet.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Super slick and fast software
  • Superior range of well-designed apps
  • Great build quality
  • Really good value overall

Cons

  • 32GB of storage isn't much
  • No landscape stereo speakers or True Tone screen
  • Apple Pencil is the more awkward first version

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2020): The cheapest Apple iPad is an even better bargain in 2020

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Fast and responsive
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Reasonable price

Cons

  • Webcam is mediocre
  • Non-laminated display
  • No USB-C

iPad 8 (2020) 1.2-inch review: Apple’s cheapest iPad is also its most popular, and with the iPad 8 it’s not hard to see why.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Nice speed improvements
  • Still feels great to use
  • Supports Pencil and Keyboard

Cons

  • 32GB storage is stingy
  • Design could do with a refresh
  • Screen is very reflective

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