Is the 2017 iPad Worth It?

Is the 2017 iPad Worth It?


Hey guys, this is Austin! Linus: What camera do I look at? Linus: Im helpless, this is not my studio Theres only one camera…. Linus: I QUIT! Linus: Hey guys, this is Austin Not bad actually… And today were here, with the brand new 330 dollar iPad So, as a guy who’s done an unboxing or two, would you like to have the honor? Linus: oh yes So with an Apple product, you want to… NOOOO! *laughing* OH NOOO! This hurts, this hurts! ooh! Linus: Look now I made a handle 🙂 AND YOU DO IT UPSIDE DOWN! Power cable, lightning cable, no one cares about any of that What I care about, is the actual iPad When was the time you used an iPad? Linus: I use an iPad like every day or two? Yeah, which one do you use? Linus: I have iPad Two Oh look at that! real homebutton Linus: Oh does it actually… Thats an real homebutton Linus: Oh im surprised! So this is…, I dont even know the proper name for this is Its the 5th gen iPad, but some people call it the 7th gen because its the 7th one… Its also the cheap one, so its not an iPad Air or Pro It’s the 2017 iPad So what’s intresting about this iPad, its sort of a Frankenstain of a few different models So this is the chassy of the iPad Air One, which is a little bit thicker than the Two and the Pro Because of off that, it should have a much bigger battery actually It also has the same processor, the A9, from the iPhone 6s Which even though is not the newest thing, its still better than what was at the previous iPad Air Two However, what is NOT new, which is actually originally from the iPad Air One, is the display Linus: Yeah So it’s no longer laminated, which means that it still looks fine, they say its supposed to be a bit brighter Although I dont really know if I believe that or not. But what is intresting about it, is that you can actually kinda see theres like a lot more air gap Its still a good display, its still Retina, but it is definetly a downgrade from something like the Air Two or the Pro Linus: I think thats the worst airgap I have ever seen on a Apple device. Linus: Okay, but it does have some redeeming qualities Yes Linus: So the fact were using newer, low power hardware and… Its the iPhone, so its not an iPad specific chip! Linus: No, and that we have a thicker chassy is that battery life on this thing should be like Stupid Linus: the bees knees Linus: So basically this, is like an allday laptop with a 60 wat hour battery So essentially this is a little over half the size of that, but obviously a tablets gonna eat a lot less power than whats it like an i5, i7? Linus: yes, its like an dual core i5 Does anyone have an problem with iPads and battery life? I feel like iPads are one of those things that they kinda just last forever, you plug them in every few days, I mean Linus: Unless you actually use your iPad a lot If its like you use it as your main computer Linus: Yeah I mean… Which is not crazy Its not crazy, infact So for comparison, this is the iPad Pro 9.7″ Linus: Oh rotate it, rotate it TAKE PICTURES TAKE PICTURES! *BOOM BOOM* Linus: YOURE DEAD BUDDY! Linus: Oh my god, your pictures are so much better Oh I think this may have a better camera Linus: Im pretty sure it has a better camera because like look at the noise Its really not a fair comparison, the pro is $600 and this is $330 So if you loose some stuff on the camera, its kind of crazy, but you know whatever, you can kinda deal with it One of the bigger things though, that I actually do like about the Pro is stuff like the cover So while that, you can’t, I mean you can use it as a computer but its much more difficult But this you actually do have not only a nice little cover to kind of keep things protected But you also have a reasonable keyboard Its small, its not perfect But if you need to like type a little bit on that its not terrible Linus: Define reasonable I almost feel like these are for different people right If you really want to replace your laptop and you have a little bit of an lighter workflow Im not saying you should do it im just saying this is more well suited to replace the laptop Its okay buddy, its ok im here for you Need a bag to breath in to Its ok, its ok, I got you, here you go, hold this, there you go You also have Apple Pencil support here which is not on this iPad Linus: Not included And honestly I feel like it depends on who you are I think but there are lot of people who actually can get a lot of use out of a proper stulys like you would get on something like the surface And I think that, thats a big part of getting an iPad for lot of people and this just doesn’t support it One of my thoughts is that for me when I use an iPad one of the main reasons I do that is to watch videos And this has a decent screen and ok speakers but this has a much better screen and I would argue way better speakers Linus: But it costs twice as much and battery life isnt as good Which is fair Linus: So you can watch crappier videos for longer and cheaper Theres an definetly youtube joke here somewhere but im gonna leave it Linus: This has better speakers it has some creature comforts like the ability to add a keyboard Yes, the Pencil Linus: It has support for the Pencil and costs twice as much Linus: So bottom line Yeah Linus: I mean it’s right in the title of the video It is in the title of the video Linus: Is it worth it? Kind of. I think if you want a cheaper tablet I mean for $330 you’re getting in to not budget territory But its lot cheaper than like traditional $500 iPad Linus: Im a little excited to think that maybe Apple is finally listening Linus: They made it a little bit thicker and they but a big fat battery on it Yes Linus: And that’s something that I think im not the only user who’s been asking for it So what do you guys think about the new iPad? Let us know in the comments below and I guess you could go check Linus out, he has a channel that is kind of decent I guess Please do not drop my iPad, like that Linus: Didn’t drop it

100 thoughts on “Is the 2017 iPad Worth It?

  1. like always, you can get something better than an apple product for less money. I was going to get this ipad which would of been my first apple product, but I'm going to pass like usual. I would rather get a asus zenpad s3. I must say, its nice that apple finally came out with something that is actually affordable

  2. Until there is something resembling feature parity with macOS… iOS will remain just a toy for many people. I was within the return window on my 12.9” iPad Pro… and I returned it and all its accessories and bought a 2017 iPad instead. I saved about $900. I think $300 isn’t bad for a toy… but $1,200 is a little steep for something not really up to getting work done. The defining moment was when I realized that anything I can do on the iPad, I can do on my laptop better, quicker, and easier.

  3. I upgraded from the iPad Air 1 to the iPad (2017) and I absolutely love it. I watch YouTube videos every day, play some games, browse on chrome, send and receive many emails, even sometimes use Microsoft word on 365 to finish college papers. The speed is noticeably better compared to the iPad Air 1. TouchID 1st gen still works good compared to the Air1 that doesn’t have touchID. Screen brightness & quality is really good and that screen gap you don’t really notice at all especially if you get the space grey model. Battery life is insanely impressive!! Currently on iOS 11.2.1 and everything runs smooth. I say yes to upgrade from an Air 1 or anything before it. If you have an Air 2, you’re fine but consider the iPad Pro 10.5 for your next upgrade honestly.

  4. I'm getting this iPad. I don't care about a gap or not being able to use a pencil or a keyboard. I just want an iPad to watch videos on, FaceTime my friends, text, and play tons of games on. I think this iPad is so worth it! I went from the iPad 2 to this. This iPad "5" looks awesome!!

  5. Got the 2017 “standard iPad” in space grey 128GB for £429 and I’m pretty impressed with it. It replaces my windows desktop pc about 90% of the time. It’s great for browsing the web and watching YouTube videos. It runs iOS 11 which is great and it can run the latest apps as well. The camera is reasonable in good light but not so great in dim light due to the lack of flash.

    Probably wouldn’t have been worth getting the iPad Pro as it costs at least £600 and I have no wish to use the Smart Keyboard or the Apple Pencil.

  6. I have a blck one and Don't notice the gap in between the display I think it's more noticeable on the white one & £330 is a lot for a lot of people

  7. I’m watching a ton of review videos to see if I want the iPad 2017 version or a pro. I’m leaning towards just the regular iPad because i just can’t justify paying 300 more for things I won’t use. For the average person it’s more practical. I don’t like that it has that air gap and doesn’t come in the rose gold color but for $329.00 I’m ok with that.

  8. I think for someone like me this would be perfect. I've been thinking about getting a tablet for a while. My needs aren't particularly advanced. I already have a fairly good pc for serious work, and gaming. I currently mostly use my phone (galaxy s6) more like a tablet watching videos, social media etc when I can't be bothered with the PC or I'm away from home. But its a phone so the screen isn't very big, and the battery life is getting to be a pain when I use it for too long. But I don't feel like buying a new phone either, apart from the battery life my phone still works perfectly well, and honestly none of the newer phones really make me feel like its worth the "upgrade". Also when it comes to the more expensive tablets like the ipad pro and galaxy s tab. Those cost as much a decent laptop, it seems like sacrilege to me to pass up a good laptop over a tablet lol

  9. I've been using an iPad 3 32GB for five years now. The battery life is abysmal, and I do mean "abysmal!" This thing, when it's at 0% brightness with the low-light filter on, will lose total charge while charging. Even though I hate Apple for being as anti-consumer as they can, I really like having an iPad for YouTube, Reddit, Web-browsing and non-demanding games. I think I might finally upgrade.

  10. The pictures on 2017 iPad was worst becouse Austin was walking with it, and also have worse camera but not that much

  11. Its interesting how Austin is much more ripped than Linus lol while Linus does all those case throwing

    oh wait he has Luke as his weight-bearing android.

  12. I bought a 32gb Space Grey 2017 iPad earlier today. It's a nice little tablet, and does everything I need it to. I think it is worth it. 😀

  13. I actually do have a problem with my 2017 iPads battery…I have to change it more than I thought I would…guess I just use it more than the average person 🤣

  14. I’m watching on an iPad 2017 I got for Christmas 2018 I think it’s great a way way wayyyy better upgrade from my kindle fire 5th gen

  15. I’m watching this on an iPad 2017 but it’s cracked and it’s being replaced by an android tablet at Christmas

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