Apple's Entry-Level Tablet Just Got a Big Power Boost

Apple just introduced a new 8th Generation iPad with a ton more power.Although the new 10.2-inch iPad looks exactly the same as last year’s model, the new A12 Bionic inside is a 40% faster CPU while also providing a two times jump in graphics power. With the new chip in tow, Apple promises it’s two times faster than the top-selling Windows laptop, three times Android tablet, and six times faster than Chromebooks.

To make the new 8th Generation iPad a well-rounded device for school work and office work, Apple has introduced a new case complete with a keyboard and touch pad. Of course, users will also be able to use the Apple Pencil on this tablet to write note and annotate papers.

The 8th Generation iPad will retail for $329 – or $299 for educational users. It’s available to order today and will release on September 18th.

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