January 28, 2022

SMACKDOWN: LaTurbo Avedon vs. Apple iPad Air

SMACKDOWN: LaTurbo Avedon vs. Apple iPad Air

Which one is thinner, lighter, faster, better? 

Side-by-side Comparison


LaTurbo Avedon

iPad Air


5'6" (1676mm)

9.4 inches (240 mm)


17" (431mm)

6.6 inches (169.5 mm)



0.29 inch (7.5 mm)


129 lbs (58513 g)

1 pound (469 g)


Fresnel Reflective irises and pupils Ambient Occlusion cosmetic makeup

Retina display 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating


Continuous check-ins on Klout, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media tools

Up to 12 hours per day of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music


Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology, 5MP iSight Camera, Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, Built-in speaker, Three-axis gyro Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor

Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music

Additional Specifications

Easy Remix™ automatically slows down favorite songs and adds reverb Eternity Chat supported Data Only

The new iPad Air is unbelievably thin and light. And yet it’s so much more powerful and capable. With the A7 chip, advanced wireless, and great apps for productivity and creativity — all beautifully integrated with iOS 7 — iPad Air lets you do more than you ever imagined. In more places than you ever imagined.


Rather than picking "winners" in these smackdowns, we prefer to try to target who will prefer one device, and who will prefer the other. For most people we see the iPad Air coming out ahead. Most importantly, the iPad comes with that stacked App Store fed by thousands of developers. There's a lot to love about LaTurbo Avedon's artwork, but she is only one being, and her online-only existence may be a turn off for some.

The big exception is if you're looking for a device with insight. If you prefer the personality that an avatar offers – then LaTurbo Avedon is the obvious choice. Likewise, if you prefer cognitive human forms, rather than an advanced speak-and-spell like Siri, then LaTurbo Avedon is one of your best options.