5 Best iPads of 2023 - CompAsia

Apple's 2023 iPad lineup caters to users across the spectrum. Whether you're eyeing the high-performing iPad Pro or considering the budget-friendly iPad Mini, we've closely examined each model to assist you in making an informed decision that aligns with your priorities. In this blog post, we'll explore the top 5 iPads of 2023, considering factors like performance, design, features, and value for money.

iPad Air (2022)

The iPad Air (2022) takes the crown as the best overall iPad in 2023. Packed with the high-performance M1 processor, this iPad delivers exceptional speed and efficiency. The slim and light design, coupled with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, makes it a joy to use for work or play. The inclusion of Apple Pencil support (2nd Gen and USB-C) enhances its versatility, catering to creative professionals and students alike.


- Slim and light design

- High-performance M1 processor

- Wide array of quality accessories

- Versatile for work or play

- Center Stage feature for enhanced video calls

- Improved front-facing camera


- 64GB storage may be insufficient

- Battery life falls short of expectations

- No Face ID

- Storage capped at 256GB

- Rear camera quality could be better

The iPad Air (2022) strikes a balance between power and affordability, making it an excellent choice for a broad audience. It provides top-tier features without breaking the bank.

iPad (2021)

For those on a budget, the iPad (9th generation) is a reliable and solid choice. It offers great value for money, with features that make it a practical option for everyday use.


- Great battery life

- Powerful internals with A13 Bionic chip

- Upgraded front-facing camera

- Support for Apple Pencil (1st Gen)

- Robust design


- Display brightness may not be sufficient

- Continued use of Lightning port

- Slow Touch ID sensor

- Dated design

- No touch-to-wake screen

While the iPad (2021) might lack some of the bells and whistles of its higher-end counterparts, it provides a cost-effective solution for users with basic needs.

iPad Mini (2021)

The iPad Mini (2021) earns its place as the best small iPad, combining portability with powerful performance. With a compact design and compatibility with the second generation of Apple Pencil, it's a go-to choice for those seeking a smaller form factor.


- Big enough for handling a variety of tasks

- Powerful A15 Bionic chip

- USB-C connectivity

- Compact and travel-friendly

- Touch ID in power button

- 5G capability


- Screen brightness may be lacking

- No headphone jack

- No MagSafe charging

- Too small for extensive content creation

- No Face ID or ProMotion

The size and capabilities of the iPad Mini (2021) make it an ideal companion for on-the-go users.


iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022)

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022) caters to users who prioritize a larger display and unparalleled performance. With a stunning Mini-LED display and the M2 chip, this iPad stands out for its visual excellence and computing power.


- Powerful M2 chip for outstanding performance

- Sleek and modern design

- Apple Pencil hover feature

- Bright, vivid display

- iPadOS 16 offers robust functionality


- Stage Manager feature needs improvement

- Lackluster front camera

- Battery life falls short of expectations

- Expensive

While the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022) comes at a premium price, its large, high-quality display and powerhouse performance make it a top choice for professionals and multimedia enthusiasts.

iPad (2022)

The iPad (10th generation) strikes a balance between performance and affordability, making it our pick for the best mid-range iPad. With an updated design, larger display, and the A14 chip, it offers solid performance without breaking the bank.


- Powerful A14 chip

- Vibrant colors on a larger display

- USB-C connectivity

- Updated, modern design

- Good battery life

- Logical front camera position


- No headphone jack

- Apple Pencil situation is a bit messy

- Price increase compared to its predecessor

- Non-laminated screen

Priced reasonably and providing a good mix of features, the iPad (2022) is a solid choice for users seeking a reliable tablet for everyday tasks.

Elevate Your Tech Game with CompAsia

Whether you're a power user, a budget-conscious consumer, or someone in between, Apple's iPad lineup for 2023 has something for everyone. And when it comes to finding your perfect iPad, we've got your back at CompAsia. Whether you're eyeing the latest iPad or opting for a more wallet-friendly, yet dependable, older model, our selection caters to everyone.

Every device in our inventory undergoes a rigorous 32-step quality check, promising innovation and reliability. We understand the importance of sustainable practices and make sure your purchase aligns with those values. And to give you that extra peace of mind, we offer a free 1-month warranty, extendable to 12 months.

Consider your needs, preferences, and budget to find the perfect iPad that complements your lifestyle. Shop at CompAsia today!

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