Lenovo ThinkPad 1838  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released July, 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad 1838

  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • Android
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad 1838
VS
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
In our experience, it’s able to pump out a solid one-day of heavy usage, which is pretty much the standard mark we’ve comfortably become accustomed to expect with today’s tablets.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad 1838

Reasons to consider the
Lenovo ThinkPad 1838

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Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Sharper screen 149 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution
Back view of Apple iPad Air

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad Air

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Much lighter 610 g vs 1,723 g 2.8x lighter
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Somewhat common; Detects movement for interactive apps
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 8 hour 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Much thinner 8.6 mm vs 14.5 mm More than 40% thinner
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Jul, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Smaller 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm vs 260.4 x 181.7 x 14.5 mm Around 45% smaller
Faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Features Key features of the ThinkPad 1838  vs iPad Air 

screen resolution

ThinkPad 1838
1280 x 800
iPad Air
1024 x 768

memory

CPU Cores

ThinkPad 1838
Single core
iPad Air
Dual core

CPU Frequency

iPad Air
1.3 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

ThinkPad 1838  vs
iPad Air 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 149 ppi 131 ppi

network

Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Single core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a compass No Yes
Has an accelerometer No Yes
Has a gyroscope No Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes

storage

ThinkPad 1838  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No

ports

Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes

form factor

Weight 1,723 g 610 g
Size 260.4 x 181.7 x 14.5 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 14.5 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 8 hour 10 hour
Lenovo ThinkPad 1838
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