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The all-new iPad Air. It's more versatile than ever. The stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with wide color lets you see photos, videos, and games in vivid, true-to-life detail.¹ It features the A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, delivering power and advanced machine learning capabilities to edit a 4K video, create a beautiful presentation, design a 3D model, and do all of these things with ease. And now with support for Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil (2nd generation)², fast, easy, and secure Touch ID and Apple Pay, a 12MP back camera and 7MP FaceTime HD camera, USB-C connector for charging and accessories, all-day battery life³, and fast Wi-Fi 6. With iPad Air you have the power to bring your ideas to life.
Great purchase. As always Best Buy always comes through for me. My son had broke his iPad by sitting on it. The old iPad was ready to be upgraded, so I bought this so he could get back to his routine. Shipping didn’t happen same day on a Sunday, but was more then happy getting it first thing on Monday. Thank you for everything. New iPad works amazing and battery life, speed, and storage is much better then the old one. I recommend for sure!
I buy this iPad replacing my iPad 7 gen, Just something to surf the web and social media on and play the occasional game. The speakers on this thing are INCREDIBLE. So loud and full of depth, it’s great to stream music off of. Recommend this for the regular user, and with it’s new A14 Bionic processor, this thing can handle some serious multitasking for you. If you’re could not buy an iPad Pro, I recommend you consider this as an option instead, unless video editing is something you’re planning to do constantly. This iPad It has served me well so far.
This is the best iPad I ever purchased. It’s better than the iPad 3rd generation I had because anytime I draw it ends up being a problem. But with this iPad I can draw and listen to music at a clearer sound.
This iPad is worth the purchase if you don’t want to splurge on a grand for an iPad because with $599 you get the same pro features at a better price.
I honestly wanted the newer mini to replace my old mini 2, as my intention was to use it only for light reading. However, this iPad has changed my entire classroom experience. Toggling back and fourth between my Mac and my iPad has never been easier, especially during study sessions and exams. The size is perfect, as it also fits in my book bag without feeling so cramped. It loads up pretty fast, but if you're looking to replace the iPad for a laptop. I personally wouldn't recommend it as I still use my laptop for the heavier workload.
iPad Air offers so much more than the base iPad. It's worth taking the step up if you can afford it. For the increase in price, you get a larger screen, stronger audio, faster networking, a much more powerful processor, better Apple Pencil support, and a superior build. That makes the iPad Air a good long-term investment.
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Cooler than the last model.
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
It is super light. The 2nd Gen pencil works with no effort required. Suggest, get the pencil with it because it is a serious deign tool - when used with a drawing app like Becasso. Nice that the power outlet allows a USB3 key for storage purposes.
The screen resolution is better than the previous model. Really clear picture.
It's better than the model it replaces for me. (Three years old.)
A bit pricey - yes - but all in all for the next few Months at least, it's the coolest iPad for the money.
For those who don’t want to spend a whole lot of money on the iPad Pro this one will do.
It’s great, does what its supposed to do.
Now the bad parts:
It doesn’t have the Center Stage camera so its the standard 7MP camera but still good for video calls and the front camera is 12MP but no flash.
It has last years A14 chip so if you’re just using this for web browsing, emails, watching streaming videos or gaming this will do.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about usability, durability, design and performance. Editors are less positive about storage and connectivity and have mixed opinions about battery. 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.
The VergeRating, 4 out of 54.0Dieter Bohn on October 21, 2020
Apple iPad Air (2020) review: take it from the ProIt costs a little more this year, but if you're going to keep it for five years, it's the one to get.
Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 54.0Henry T. Casey on September 15, 2021
Apple iPad Air (2020) review: The best tablet for most peopleOur iPad Air (2020) review shows how Apple has made one of the best tablets ever, thanks to its A14 Bionic speed and Magic Keyboard support.
Digital TrendsRating, 4 out of 54.0Andrew Martonik on November 4, 2020
Apple iPad Air (2020) review: The iPad Pro for everyone elseThe iPad Air is the perfect middle-ground tablet. It's vastly nicer and more capable than the base iPad, but more reasonably priced than the iPad Pro.
A:AnsweriPadOS and the pre-installed applications take up about 10-12GB of iPad Air's storage. Some pre-installed apps can be uninstalled. The system storage will fluctuate depending on how you use the device and at times it may take up more than 12 GB of storage.
With a 64GB iPad Air, expect to get about 52GB of usable storage. With a 256GB iPad Air, expect to get about 244GB of usable storage.
A:AnswerOverall, the main difference is just how they operate. For example, take the Macbook Air vs. Macbook Pro. The Macbook Pro is much better for editing, gaming, etc. The Macbook Air can still do all of those things but it will harder and slower on the computer. That is similar to these iPads. The Air will still be a good option but not as fast for high power things.