“Old bottle of new wine”, is the M1 chip worth buying more than the iPad Pro?
At the Peek performance event, Apple brought two new mobile products including iPhone SE 2022 (iPhone SE 3 5G) and iPad Air 2022 (iPad Air 5 5G). With iPhone SE 2022, readers can refer to our detailed article at this path. In the framework of this article, we will be on hand with the new iPad Air, a device that is considered to have a consumer approach quite similar to the iPhone SE 2022, with upgrades mainly coming from performance.
The new iPad Air still has the same box as its predecessor, even the wallpaper is not a new wallpaper. The device comes with a full range of accessories including a 20W fast charger and a USB-C cable. The version we have on hand is purple, codenamed ZP/A for the Singapore market
If you put the iPad Air 2022 next to the iPad Air 2020, not many people can distinguish which device is which. From the main camera, the apple logo, the border with the Smart Connector port… all are exactly the same as the old iPad Air. Only one point to identify the new iPad Air is from the “iPad Air” logo, not simply “iPad” anymore.
This screen will still support True-Tone, the same wide color range as the iPad Pro. The only and biggest difference in screen compared to iPad Pro comes from 120Hz ProMotion technology that does not appear on iPad Air. However, for watching movies, there is no difference
Geekbench 5 and AnTuTu Benchmark performance scores of iPad Air with M1 chip: On par with iPad Pro, meeting all user needs. However, iPadOS is still not optimized to fully exploit the power of the M1 chip
iPad Air 2022 has a unchanged starting price of 599 USD, this is the cheapest price that users can spend to “buy” a machine with a powerful M1 chip. However, this is the price for the standard version with 64GB memory. And to upgrade to 256GB, users will have to spend another 150 USD, which is 749 USD for the 256GB option. At this price, you only need to add $50 more to buy an iPad Pro with a similarly powerful M1 chip, as well as a better LiDAR/Face ID camera system and a better ProMotion screen.
Like the iPhone SE 2022, the new iPad Air has a powerful chip, but the standard 64GB version is probably not an attractive choice for mobile gamers to “plow” many games. And if you want to expand the storage capacity, as mentioned, users need to spend an additional 150 USD to upgrade the memory. At this point, the price has approached the iPad Pro M1 with 128GB of memory starting. So there’s no reason not to spend another $50 for an iPad Pro, unless (especially unless) you need 256GB of storage rather than 128GB.
Upgrades compared to iPad Air 2022:
– More powerful M1 chip
– 8GB RAM
– 12MP ultrawide selfie camera with Center Stage support
– 5G sub-6GHz
– USB-C 2x faster
Differences from iPad Pro M1:
– Screen is less than 0.1 inch, does not support ProMotion 120Hz
– No Face ID
– Lower memory
– Main camera without super wide angle, no LiDAR
– USB-C not Thunderbolt 4
– 5G sub-6GHz speed less than mmWave
iPad Air 2022 will also be sold in Vietnam market in the near future. The expected price for this machine is from 16 to 16.9 million.
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