2017 Buying Advice from Freestyll "If you want the iPad’s spectacularly sharp Retina display at a fraction of the cost then the iPad 3 is the best choice to make, the screen resolution on the iPad 3 is just as good as the latest iPad of its size making this the perfect iPad for media consumption. Buy if you want the best value iPad for media consumption."
The iPad 3 brought an unmatched screen to the tablet market; the display is drastically improved and the addition of the improved 5MP iSight camera meant iPad 3 became the ultimate must have for casual users, big media consumers and gamers alike.
Improvements in performance, like the Apple A5X chip, keep the iPad 3 having that same liquid smoothness of its predecessors despite the huge improvements in display, while 4G compatibility meant fast internet on the move was not longer an issue.
Physically the iPad 3 is barely distinguishable from the iPad 2 but the difference instantly becomes clear when you turn on the screen. The spectacularly sharp Retina Display and dramatically increased pixel count (2048x1536) means iPad 3's display is double that of its predecessor; this tablet could easily be the best screen in your home.
5-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera
Another huge improvement on the previous model is the rear-facing camera, which was been hugely upgraded to match the 5MP iSight camera found on the iPhone 4. The new camera, along with the drastically improved display, allows you to take and view sharper pictures than ever from you tablet. The upgraded model is also capable of 1080p video recording and has new features like geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection, making your photo taking experience that much easier.
Apple A5X chip and quad-core graphics processor
There's also been improvements in the performance of the iPad 3, which allow the new screen to work in all its glory and keep all those enhanced games running smoother than ever. The upgraded dual-core, 32-bit Apple A5X 1GHz (Cortex A9) processor and quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 graphic processor, along with upgraded 1GB RAM, provide the iPad with that familiar fluid performance, while looking leagues better.