Apple - iPad (5th generation) with WiFi - 128GB - Gold

Powerful, portable, and personal with a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display¹ in a thin, durable aluminum design that weighs just a pound. iPad puts incredible capabilities in your hands with a powerful A9 chip, 8MP camera, FaceTime HD camera, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Wi-Fi, all-day battery life, ² and over a million apps on the App Store. ⁴
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    What's Included


    • Apple iPad (5th generation) with WiFi - 128GB
    • Lightning to USB Cable
    • Owner's manual
    • USB Power Adapter

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5668 out of 5747)

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    Features


    9.7-inch Retina display¹

    A9 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture

    Touch ID fingerprint sensor

    8MP camera with 1080p video

    1.2MP FaceTime HD camera

    802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO

    Up to 10 hours of battery life²

    Two speaker audio

    ¹Display size is measured diagonally.

    ²Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.

    ⁴App count refers to the total number worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.

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    Customer rating

    4.8
    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.5

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      2017 IPAD

      Posted
      AVcollector
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Previous to this Ipad I had a Samsung Tab 4 (about the same size screen). My preference is for the roughly 10" screens over minis, so I considered the Pro version vs the regular. The Pro does have a more vibrant contrast and excellent colors, but unless you are a regular movie watcher on it, I wouldn't find the picture quality a reason to upgrade. I don't use it for video watching as much and have used it since owning it and would say that I have been pleasantly surprised at how good they do look on this pad's screen. I also went with the larger memory making the cost about even with a Pro with lesser memory. If you are someone holding a lot of pictures or apps on your pad, take the maximum memory that you can afford. It's worth it. My only negative is related to the audio. It sounds find it you have it vertically set, because the 2 speakers are on the bottom. Watching movies (preferred held horizontal for the wider screen) is problematic without headphones since it will only come from one side of the pad. If you're watching movies, videos, etc, that are watched in this way, you will want to invest on headphones or be prepared for the sound coming from the one side. After some time with the pad, I would consider it superior to my previous pad. The bluetooth option, which I use to play music to my surround sound system, also seems to give better, crisper sound than my older phone and pad. Wifi connections are pretty strong, but not necessarily better than my older units. Battery life on the apple products is said to be better also not just for charge time, but as an overall longevity thing. Family members have Ipads that lasted much longer than any android driven items, at least from our personal experience for those looking for something that should last.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Purchase

      Posted
      San0315

      I did a lot of research before punching this iPad. It was between this (iPad 2017) and the iPad Pro. For my needs this one was perfect. I have an ipad 1 and an ipad 4 and I must say this one is a great upgrade with a lot of added features compared to my old iPads and the price point is exellent. If you plan to do a lot of graphic intense work or need over 200 gigs of space the Pro is the way to go but for just casual use (watching movies, web browsing, blogging, social apps) this is the way to go. I also purchased a keyboard for writing and it connected without any trouble. This ipad is thin and light compared to the earlier generations that are not the air models and is pack with a fast processor. I ordered online for in store pickup and that was a wonderful experience. It was quick, easy and painless. I purchased the 128 gig ipad which has enough space for all my pictures and apps that I run on my phone. I could not be happier.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great iPad-5th Generation w/Wifi & 128 GB memory

      Posted
      Smiley
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A very functional iPad for the money. Service at Best Buy was fantastic. The Apple rep was there as well when I went to make my decision and purchase and between the Best Buy salesperson and the Apple Rep all my questions were answered. I was somewhat doubtful this model would do what I needed when comparing to the iPad Pro model. There are certain differences - but if you can get passed the differences and truly get to what you want to use it for, this could be the iPad for you. It certainly is for me. I found this out through conversation with the reps and actually having each demonstrated and then using each in the store at their display. For what I needed, this iPad is quick and very easy to read the clear display. The speakers are good (not the same as on the Pro), however, certainly very good. Using it now for two weeks, I have no reservation about the choice. The screen is bright and Apps open, close and run without a hitch. It came with iOS11 installed and using the multi-app split screen feature is great! If you like an easy touch interface this iPad has it (they all probably do and I am pleased with it). It is used inside the home and at the office. The sound output is plenty loud and the headphone jack is welcomed so I can listen to music or podcasts without bothering others. I purchased the 128 GB model and could not happier with this iPad and the service at my local Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      it's a gift for the wife, she loves it

      Posted
      Rod1979
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      the wife is all apple, I'm all android (brand agnostic, but sticking to Samsung for the last couple of years). she's got all i-stuff... watch, phone, tablet and a desktop. she'd like a macbook air laptop... I say she can buy it herself if she so wishes. she's been nagging me for a new ipad for a couple of months, Christmas was a great opportunity to gift this to her. I have no patience or appreciation for Apple. I'm writing this review from my 10 year old laptop... it takes a couple of minutes to boot up, but then it keeps going. While at work I'm on my third computer (Mac mini) because you can't upgrade them once they start to become "obsolete".... I work in operations management, the most that computer deals with are spreadsheets and outlook, so I would never buy that for my own personal use. that being said... I've seen the wife struggle with icloud nonsense issues, non-compatible websites on the ipad, and recently her phone was throttled to the point that she had 2 phones exchanged (thank you t-mobile!) until finally changed to a plus version of the phone she has. I've only had to upgrade my android phones when the hardware really became a limitation. anyway, the tablet is fast, works great for the wife, and faster than her previous one which now hbas been donated to our son. if you have the money and love apple, go for it, otherwise I'd stick to windows machines for the heavy lifting, and android devices for tablets, phones and wearables.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great iPad for 1st time owner/What I need it for

      Posted
      Elle
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this iPad for work...( I use tablets and other tech to enhance therapy with my pre-k Special ed kiddos and needed to replace using my beloved Samsung Galaxy note 2014 ed. ) I was VERY glad to see an ipad come out with this price point.. i went with the 128gb model since there aren't any sd cards around (boo..apple) I am a new ipad user.. so this tablet is great for me. In comparison to the pro models... you can tell where apple cut costs.. The screen isn't as vibrant as the pro models (or my samsung) . You can also tell that there is a space in between the display and where your finger meets the screen... so it makes a lil more noise when tapping the screen. Apparently, this device is a smidge heavier than the pro model. You also can't use the apple pencil with this one. BUT... I dont need all those things. the tablet keeps up nicely to any app i've used so far and i can connect it without trouble to apple tvs that i have in my classrooms. I don't use it to watch movies/media but i could, the picture and sound are pretty good. The kids can't tell the difference of the screen, they are just happy they get to "play" on the ipad. So for me and what i need it for, it is GREAT. HOWEVER! If i wanted to just buy an ipad for myself.. i would probably spend and go for the pro model because i usually watch a lot of movies on my personal tablet. OR If you came from an ipad air 2 or something this would not be an upgrade for you. I would suggest going to a store and seeing it in person and deciding for yourself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      4th try to find protective case/keyboard to fit...

      Posted
      DoubleHappiness
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Our 10 year old required a tablet to use at school. We chose this as it was the newest with hope that we won't have to purchase another for a few years. It operates like your standard iPad, so no issues there. The MAJOR problem is finding a protective case with keyboard to fit it. Apple's Smart cover isn't protective and doesn't have an attached keyboard. Annoyingly, it doesn't really have a standard iPad name... "iPad issued in 2017" wasn't usually listed on cases in stores. When we purchased the iPad we also purchased a Zagg case w/keyboard recommended by Best Buy employee. It didn't fit. I even came back to have the employee try to insert the tablet. So that got returned. Best Buy didn't have other options in store so went to another retailer and bought a Logitech. Didn't fit. Then went to a third retailer and bought a Targus. The employee got it in there, but the edges started snapping and within 6 weeks it broke apart. So we bought a separate case and keyboard from a 4th (online) retailer, which now requires a 'carry bag' to hold case and keyboard together. Who knows how long that case will even work. NOT convenient. Freaking annoying, really. Wish we would have purchased a different tablet.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Best Buy sent me a used product.

      Posted
      Zakus
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased a Logitech Slim Folio for my I-Pad on line from the Best Buy website. When it was delivered and I opened it there was no documentation in the box, there was no plastic sleeve around the Folio and the tab that keeps the batteries fresh was missing. It was obvious that Best Buy sent me a product that had been used and probably returned. When I attempted to sync the folio to my I Pad I could not get it to work. After consulting with a tech from Logitech he advised me to return the folio to a Best Buy Store. The nearest store was 18 miles away from me but I drove there and was able to exchange it for a working NEW Folio and the customer service rep saw to it that the Folio was synced to my I Pad. I was happy with the customer service but I am still upset that I was shipped not only a defective product but one that had been opened and used. It cost me an hour and a half of my time and my gas. I have been a loyal Best Buy customer and recently purchased the I Pad on line from them but now I will think again before buying another product on line from them.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An interesting hybrid with an aggressive price

      Posted
      Keyan
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The current iPad is like the child of the original Air and the Air 2. It has a screen, thickness, and microphone layout that is more like th original Air than the Air 2, while having a processor that can match or edge the Air 2 in most applications. It also has better battery life than either of the previous tablets and a much lower entry price. The biggest thing I think people should be aware of is the screen. The screen is one of the brightest put into an iPad to date, but that is to make up for the lack of a laminated screen with anti reflective coating. This means that the surface glass and touch sensor are not laminated to the display. This is part of the reason this iPad is less expensive, and it’s also easier to repair. But it will make kind of a hollow thunk if hit with a finger nail, and it feels like it is flexing slightly if moderate pressure is applied. Overall, it is a great value for an iPad, but if the laminated solid feel and less glare on the display are deciding factors for you, you will have to move up to the iPad Pro.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about apps, storage, design and usability. Editors have mixed opinions about touch screen. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 96/100 = Excellent quality.
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      Apple iPad (9.7-inch, 2017) review
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