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Apple has released the much-anticipated iPad Air 2, updating its beloved iPad Air with an all-new look and beefed-up specs. But how does the iPad Air 2 compare to other tablets on the market?
More specifically, how does it fare against Lenovo's latest Yoga Tablet 2? Let's break down the specs and take a look.
There's not much between the size of these two tablets, with Apple coming in at 9.7in with the iPad Air 2, and Lenovo at 10.1in. However, Apple really pulls ahead with the resolution of the device. The iPad Air 2 looks noticeably sharper than the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, with its pixels-per-inch score coming in at 264ppi compared to Lenovo's 224ppi.
Apple have bumped up the camera specs on the iPad Air 2, from 5 to 8 megapixels, with a whole host of image optimisation tools. If you were hoping for a higher resolution selfie-snapper, though, you're out of luck. Apple has stuck with its proprietary FaceTime camera, at 1.2-megapixels - though let's remember megapixels aren't everything in this race.
Lenovo, on the other hand, has a pretty similar camera inbuilt, but pulls ahead a little in the selfie department with its 1.6-megapixel front-snapper compared to Apple's 1.2 megapixels.
Size, weight & design
Apple has made the iPad Air 2 even thinner than its extremely svelte predecessor. At 6.1mm thick, the iPad Air 2 is definitely one of the thinnest tablets on the market. The Yoga Tablet 2 is significantly thicker (if you consider a millimetre to be significant) - at 7.1mm. Lenovo's tablet also has its signature battery bulge on the right hand side, which is a bit of a Marmite thing for most consumers. If you like it, you love it - if you don't, you hate it.
Under the hood
Apple has brought the beef with its new A8X processor, specially designed for the new iPad Air 2. This is meant to make the iPad Air 2 40 per cent faster than its predecessor, which wasn't a sluggish machine to begin with. The Yoga is snappy too, and both devices sport a bulky 2GB in RAM. However, we found Lenovo's tablet just a little bit jerky in some menu transitions, and the 1.86GHz Atom Z3745
Check out the full specs table below.
|Apple iPad Air 2||Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android / Windows)|
|Resolution||2048x1536||1,920 x 1,200|
Processor and battery
|Family||Apple A8X||Atom Z3745|
|Claimed battery time||Up to 10h||Up to 18h (3G)|
Storage and memory
|Internal storage||16 GB / 64GB / 128GB||16GB / 32GB|
|Standard||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n|
|Integrated wireless charging||No|
|Size||6.1mm thin (rest TBC)||255 x 183 x 7.2mm|
|Weight||437g||619g / 629g|
|Operating system||iOS 8||Android 4.4 KitKat / Windows 8.1|
|Price (SIM-free)||16GB - £399|
64GB - £479
128GB - £559
|Availability||October 17 2014 (Pre-order)||October 2014|