Alongside the new iPad Air that seemed to take a lot of design cues from the modern iPad Pro, Apple also announced a newer eighth-generation 10.2-inch iPad at Tuesday’s Time Flies event.

In what can only be described as perhaps Apple’s most budget-friendly full-size iPad, the eighth-generation iPad is a serious contender for students and everyday couch potatoes who simply can’t stay off of Facebook. In this piece, we’ll outline the technical specifications of Apple’s new budget tablet.

iPad 10.2-inch 8th generation technical specifications

Finish options

Aluminum body in the following color choices:

  • Silver
  • Space gray
  • Gold

Size and weight

Wi-Fi-only models

  • Length: 9.8 inches (250.6 mm)
  • Width: 6.8 inches (174.1 mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
  • Weight: 1.08 pounds (490 grams)

Wi-Fi and cellular models

  • Length: 9.8 inches (250.6 mm)
  • Width: 6.8 inches (174.1 mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
  • Weight: 1.09 pounds (495 grams)

Storage capacity

  • 32GB or 128GB

Buttons, connectors, and more

  • Home Button/Touch ID sensor
  • On/off, sleep/wake button
  • Volume up button
  • Volume down button
  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Nano SIM card tray (Wi-Fi and cellular model only)
  • Smart connector
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones

Display

  • Retina display
  • 10.2-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2160-by-1620-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Supports Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Chip

  • A12 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
  • Neural Engine

Rear camera

  • 8MP camera
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • Live Photos
  • Autofocus
  • Panorama (up to 43MP)
  • HDR for photos
  • Exposure control
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Timer mode
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Body and face detection
  • Photo geotagging

Video recording

  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Slo‑mo video support for 720p at 120 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Video image stabilization
  • Body and face detection
  • 3x video zoom
  • Video geotagging

Front FaceTime HD camera

  • 1.2MP photos
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Retina Flash
  • Backside illumination
  • Live Photos
  • 720p HD video recording
  • HDR for photos
  • Body and face detection
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode

Video and audio calling

  • FaceTime video and audio
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Cellular and wireless

All models

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Wi-Fi  and cellular models

  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71)
  • Data only
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • eSIM

Location

All models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • iBeacon microlocation

Wi-Fi  and cellular models

  • Built-in GPS/GNSS
  • Cellular

Sensors

  • Touch ID
  • Three‐axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Power and battery

All models

  • Built‐in 32.4‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Wi-Fi and cellular models

  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network

In the box

  • iPad
  • Lightning to USB-C Cable
  • USB-C Power Adapter

Operating system

Conclusion

Anyone looking for an iPad that won’t break the bank will be happy to know that the eighth-generation 10.2-inch iPad starts at just $329. It comes equipped with good hardware at a great value, making it an ideal choice for students or casual tablet users. Obviously, those who demand more from their hardware and user experience would be better off with the iPad Air or iPad Pro, but these also cost substantially more.

Do you have any plans to invest in Apple’s 2020 budget iPad? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.