The iPad Air is a totally redesigned tablet. Apple has decided to rebuild the world’s most famous tablet.
The iPad Air is slim, light and well crafted. A turbo-charged version of the the brilliant 64-bit Apple A7 processor provides the punch even though the screen is the same resolution as on previous models it is better than ever before. It’s the weight and lack thereof that’s the real star.
The weight is the first thing you’ll notice when picking it up. It really makes a big difference when using the iPad Air for long periods of time like while out and about or on an aeroplane heading to your favourite holiday destination.
The iPad Air is perfectly balanced which means you can hold it to read or watch a movie,
The screen bezels have also slimmed down significantly, which makes the iPad Air 16mm narrower than before.
Stereo speakers come as standard on the iPad Air. It’s a step up from the mono speaker on the iPad 4 and brings it in line with the iPad mini.
We found using the IPad Air at IAAPA this year it felt great to hold and carry round didn’t add any bulk to our bag and we could take it out at any point to make notes.
Even while up in the press room it didn’t feel out of place of those with laptops or on the computers.
We found having this to live blog while at IAAPA was a god send, no heading upstairs to the computers. Just a nice easy transition from website to emails.
Would I recommend the iPad Air, of course without any doubts. The only improvement we would like to see is battery life, we found ourselves at more than one point looking for an outlet to charge