RANK #2

Apple iPad Air

"Powerful, beautiful and simply brilliant - Apple's taken the perfect tablet and made it even better."
As posted by techradar.com

Pros

  • Excellent cameras
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Great picture and sound
  • Excellent user experience
  • Good battery life
  • Fantastic performance
  • Decent camera

Cons

  • 64GB storage is limited
  • Selfie camera could be better
  • Fast charging cable and adapter not included
  • No Face ID

Product Details

Date First Available:
‎September 15, 2020

Overall Rating

90.5%
The overall rating was calculated based on 52013 customer and expert reviews from 64 review sites and 13 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Tablets:
  • 95.7%
    Design
  • 90.2%
    Cameras
  • 92.8%
    Display
  • 98.3%
    Performance
  • 92.1%
    Battery life
  • 96.7%
    Sound Quality
  • 98.8%
    Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
38
Good
17
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

The fourth-generation iPad Air gives you the power of an iPad Pro for less money, making it the best Apple tablet to buy in 2020.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Super-fast processor and internet speeds
  • Excellent cameras
  • Fantastic build quality

Cons

  • Unimpressive battery life
  • iPadOS still doesn't multitask as well as Mac/Windows

The latest iPad Air is light, powerful, convenient, and just a little awkward.

Read more on wired.com

The latest iPad Air gets more than just a makeover – it’s a brilliant all-rounder and all the tablet most people could ever need

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Great picture and sound
  • Attractive design
  • Excellent user experience

Cons

  • Imperfect front-facing camera
  • Touch ID button is awkward
  • Not the cheapest tablet around

The iPad Air 4 (2020) is a powerhouse slate that makes it difficult to justify opting for the iPad Pro when this model offers so much for a lower price.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • All-screen design
  • Lots of power
  • Adventurous color choices

Cons

  • 64GB storage is limited
  • Higher price than last-gen
  • Selfie camera could be better

Powerful, beautiful and simply brilliant - Apple's taken the perfect tablet and made it even better.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Sleek
  • Superbly powerful
  • Lovely screen

Cons

  • Volume silencer gone
  • 16GB is too little storage

The iPad Air is a huge improvement on the 2019 variant, but it's also much more expensive.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Great design
  • Large display
  • Compatible with Pro accessories

Cons

  • Touch ID can be hard to locate
  • £100/$100 price hike
  • Thicker bezels than Pro range

The best tablet for most people, the redesigned iPad Air has a modern chassis, fast performance and long battery life — plus, it supports Apple's best accessories.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Sleek design with thin bezels
  • A14 Bionic chip delivers excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Loud, clear speakers
  • Support for Apple Pencil 2 and Magic Keyboard but...

Cons

  • Accessories are expensive add-ons
  • No Face ID or headphone jack
  • 64GB base storage
  • Display could be brighter, more vivid

For 2013, Apple has given the full-size iPad a makeover, with a thinner, lighter design based on the Mini's, and the same superfast innards as in the new iPhone 5S.

Read more on cnet.com

Apple now has four types of iPads -- the budget iPad, the iPad Mini, the iPad Air, and the iPad Pro. The iPad Air is almost the same as the new iPad Mini, save for screen size. Professionals reluctant about the price of the highest-tier iPad Pro should consider the iPad Air.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Excellent 10.5-inch screen
  • Fantastic performance
  • Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support
  • Great battery life
  • Helpful multitasking features

Cons

  • Dull design
  • Fast charging cable and adapter not included
  • No second-gen Apple Pencil support

Pros

  • Terrific display
  • So very thin
  • Great battery life
  • Super fast

Cons

  • No multiuser support
  • No multitasking
  • Safari icon still objectively terrible

iPad Air review: The iPad Air is, by some way, the best overall 10-inch tablet you can buy.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Very light
  • Excellent screen
  • Robust and premium design
  • Solid battery life
  • Consummate all-rounder

Cons

  • Storage comes at a premium
  • No Touch ID

Apple iPad Air 4th generation (2020): The new iPad Air is a powerful, portable and practical alternative to a traditional laptop

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Nearly as fast as the iPad Pro
  • Thin and light
  • Decent camera

Cons

  • Accessories are expensive

Pros

  • Affordably priced
  • Solid performance and battery life
  • Smart Keyboard support

Cons

  • No Face ID
  • Needs more speakers

The iPad Air (2020) offers a great screen, supremely powerful processor, premium design and great Apple Pencil support… it's simply excellent. It's a shame the price has crept up, but it's still the tablet to beat.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Sleek design in great colours
  • Detailed screen
  • So fast and slick
  • Apple Pencil 2 support
  • Impressive spatial audio

Cons

  • Mediocre cameras
  • No 120Hz or OLED screen
  • Screen only medium brightness
  • Notable price jump from previous version

Product of the Year, Awards 2014. With improvements everywhere, the iPad Air is a stunning piece of technology that’s a joy to use

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Crisper picture with brighter whites and better blacks
  • More open, dynamic and subtler sound
  • Faster and more powerful
  • Beautiful build
  • Great selection of apps
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Camera’s colours aren’t as natural as before
  • Slimmer bezel means more thumbs on screen

Apple iPad Air 4th generation (2020): The new iPad Air is a powerful, portable and practical alternative to a traditional laptop

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Nearly as fast as the iPad Pro
  • Thin and light
  • Decent camera

Cons

  • Accessories are expensive

Pros

  • Screen improvements (anti-glare limits reflections)
  • Even more power
  • Thinner design
  • TouchID integrated
  • Best iPad camera yet

Cons

  • No curved glass from the iPhone 6 range
  • Camera could be better still
  • Lock/rotation switch absent
  • Original iPad Air remains strong

The iPad Air 4 is a huge jump forward for Apple’s tablet, bringing down a number of previously Pro-exclusive features to a cheaper price.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Great new design
  • Overall a huge leap for the Air line
  • Better accessory support
  • Very fast

Cons

  • Odd gulf between storage options
  • Apple Pencil and Keyboard cases are pricey

The new Apple iPad Air has a fantastic design, the perfect size and right now it's the best iPad (if you can afford it).

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • Excellent display and performance
  • USB-C means better support for chargers and dongles
  • Feels just like the iPad Pro, but costs less
  • Works with older iPad Pro 11 accessories
  • Works with Pencil 2 and Magic Keyboard

Cons

  • Lacks the extra rear cameras and lidar of the iPad Pro
  • Can get expensive if you add accessories
  • Front camera still awkwardly angled for Zoom
  • Base model still only includes 64GB

The iPad Air's jaw-droppingly compact design, faster performance and excellent endurance -- combined with the best app selection -- make this the tablet to beat.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Wonderfully light and thin design
  • Fast and smooth performance
  • Excellent Retina Display
  • Long battery life
  • iLife and iWork apps included

Cons

  • Limited multitasking capability
  • Back can run warm

The iPad Air 2's performance enhancements will appeal to those who run graphically demanding apps, although Apple's quest for thinness comes at the cost of reduced battery capacity. Last year's iPad Air remains a good option, but the Air 2 will be the power user's choice.

Read more on zdnet.com

Pros

  • Thin, light and elegant design
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent performance
  • Low-reflectivity Retina HD display
  • Touch ID support
  • Improved iSight and FaceTime HD cameras

Cons

  • Lower-capacity battery than the 2013 iPad Air
  • No MicroSD storage expansion

Why go Pro when the Air is this good?

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • All-screen design
  • Lots of power
  • Adventurous color choices

Cons

  • 64GB storage is limited
  • Higher price than last-gen
  • Selfie camera could be better

Read Engadget's review of the 2020 iPad Air, the best iPad for almost everyone..

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Supports Apple s second gen Apple Pencil
  • Fun new color options
  • Fast performance and WiFi speeds
  • Very similar to the pricier iPad Pro
  • Healthy battery life

Cons

  • Still no Face ID
  • Only two speakers
  • The cost adds up with accessories meant to make it a laptop replacement

The iPad Air (2020) offers a great screen, supremely powerful processor, premium design and great Apple Pencil support… it's simply excellent. It's a shame the price has crept up, but it's still the tablet to beat.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Sleek design in great colours
  • Detailed screen
  • So fast and slick
  • Apple Pencil 2 support
  • Impressive spatial audio

Cons

  • Mediocre cameras
  • No 120Hz or OLED screen
  • Screen only medium brightness
  • Notable price jump from previous version

Apple iPad Air 2020 review: Should Apple iPad Air 2020 be your next work device? Find out in our full review.

Read more on indianexpress.com

The iPad Pro 11-inch (2021) is a seriously powerful tablet. But is it better than the iPad Air (2020)? We put the two devices through a head-to-head comparison.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

The Apple iPad Air 4 is a truly impressive piece of hardware that gives even the iPad Pro a run for its money. I was impressed by the performance of its A14 Bionic chip and blazing fast internet connectivity during my weeks of testing.

Read more on lifewire.com

Pros

  • Solid competition for the iPad Pro at a lower price
  • Snappy performance
  • Big, beautiful Retina display
  • Uses USB C
  • Great looking color choices

Cons

  • Fingerprint sensor is touchy
  • No Face ID
  • Not enough storage options

Today Apple announced new iPads. Both the standard, low-cost iPad and the more premium iPad Air have been refreshed, with new processors, bodies, and features to bring them more in line with the iPad Pro line and later iPhones. The new iPad is on sale today, the Air comes in October.

Read more on reviewgeek.com

Amazon, Best Buy, and Apple are offering some great deals on the iPad Air And iPad Pro.

Read more on hothardware.com

Updated: The evolution of the Apple tablet continues – and it keeps getting better

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Daily Deals: Apple iPad Air, AirPods Pro, LED Light Strips, Xbox Elite Controller, LEGO Ideas International Space Station, Persona 5 Royal, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, Apple Back to School Sale, WD Portable SSD

Read more on ign.com

Pros

  • good workmanship

Cons

  • only few accessories included

Despite its name, the new iPad Air (2019) is basically an iPad Pro, only without the expensive price tag.

Read more on mashable.com

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