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Apple iPad Air 2

Apple iPad Air 2

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The iPad Air 2 is Apple's most powerful tablet yet, and is incredibly thin and light. It's a solid upgrade over last year's Air, and should definitely be one of your top tablet considerations.

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Pros
  • Beautiful, thin aluminum design
  • Incredibly powerful A8X chip
  • Touch ID included
  • Upgraded camera
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • Some will miss the mute switch
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
mbriggs
The iPad Air 2 is the best content consumption tablet on the market today. It's...read more
100
gigathlete
Best tablet I have ever used! iOS 9 brings great improvements and makes this...read more
90
GF
This is without doubt the best tablet I have ever used, however there are some...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
88
Average Critic Score
 
90
Engadget
The iPad Air 2 is Apple's most powerful tablet yet, and is incredibly thin and light. It's a solid upgrade over last year's Air, and should definitely be one of your top tablet considerations.
 
80
TechCrunch
There’s no question that if you’re in the market for a tablet, this is the best one available today.
 
80
Recode
Overall, the new model reinforces my view that the iPad is the best full-sized tablet, but this latest iteration isn’t much of a leap.
 
90
The Verge
There’s no question that the iPad Air 2 is the best iPad ever made. It’s also the best tablet ever made ... But it’s not Apple’s best product; it’s not the company’s most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.
 
80
The Wall Street Journal
The iPad Air 2 pushes forward in all the ways you’d expect Apple’s tablet to. The blend of screen, build and app quality make it the best full-size tablet you can buy. But it doesn’t move ahead in one area where some of us have been waiting (desperately) for evolution.
 
80
Mashable
The Apple iPad Air 2 is the best tablet Apple has ever produced. It will please Apple fans, but may not have raised the bar far enough on tablet technology to hold onto its crown indefinitely.
 
100
The Guardian
The iPad Air 2 is undoubtedly Apple’s best tablet to date. Its Touch ID fingerprint scanner works well, it’s thin, light and powerful and lasts a long time on a single charge. But it no longer stands head and shoulders above the competition.
 
100
The Telegraph
Should owners of an existing iPad Air rush out to upgrade? No. Should owners of a slightly older model use this as an excuse, or the inspiration for their optimistic Christmas list? Yes.