Apple iPad 9th Gen: The Best Budget Tablet You Can Buy!
Robert Cerff / 25-11-2021 / Reviews
The iPad 9th Gen is the best budget tablet on the market today. Once again, Apple gets it right with the iPad 10.2-inch model. Not only is it capable, it’s supremely affordable too!
Boasting double the storage than its predecessor, a faster processor, a screen that supports True Tone technology and a Centre Stage front camera, it’s a powerhouse tablet that's perfect for those looking for a creative tool that won't break the bank!
Here’s what the 9th Gen Apple iPad has to offer:
The iPad 9th Gen offers 260 pixels per inch for a bright, sharp and detailed display – this is the same as higher-end tablets such as the iPad Air (2020) and iPad Pros.
Although it doesn’t support a wide colour range like other iPads, the colours are still dynamic, rich and accurate for an affordable option. It is also the first model in the generation to offer Apple’s True Tone technology – a lighting feature that adjusts the colour of the screen to match with your surroundings.
For accurate and responsive drawings, this budget iPad is compatible with the first-gen Apple Pencil – a professional-grade drawing tool that can accurately detect tilt and pressure and offers latency up to 16ms. This pencil is all about precision whether you’re drawing, editing or handwriting notes.
The new model is a faster machine than the previous version thanks to the upgraded A13 Chip. It completes almost any task with ease and makes multitasking a breeze, allowing you to run multiple apps side by side and quickly switch between them. The battery life is on par with other iPads, and you can enjoy up to 10 hours with the iPad 9th Gen. For fast-charging and to attach accessories, it's fitted with a Lightning Connector.
The main camera is the same as its predecessors, with 8MP for decent shots in well-lit areas and up to 1080p resolution. But the front camera is where the magic happens, boasting a 12MP ultra-wide camera that supports Apple’s Centre Stage feature. This clever feature ensures you are always in the frame when you’re on a video call. It follows you around and crops in where it detects your face and anyone else who is with you. Even if you aren’t moving around, the camera is always centred without needing to be adjusted, ensuring you’re always the star of the show!