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Apple iPad Air

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

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 is incredibly thin and light, and it's the most comfortable 10-inch tablet we've used. It also comes with a nice boost in performance while maintaining good battery life.

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Pros
  • A7 chip offers fast performance
  • Thinner and lighter than before
  • Global LTE support
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Touch ID not included
  • Retina display is good, but no longer the best
92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

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

92
 

User Reviews

90
longnh
Apple's iPad Air is among one of the best tablets out there, it's not overestimate...read more
100
Error909
Awsome tablet without any lag! Only weak point is battery. iOS is fast and clear....read more
80
mjc1989
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
92
Average user Score
 
90
longnh
05.13.15
Apple's iPad Air is among one of the best tablets out there, it's not overestimate to say iPad Air is the best tablet so far.
 
100
Error909
01.23.15
Awsome tablet without any lag! Only weak point is battery. iOS is fast and clear. Screen is bright and tablet is so thin!
 
80
mjc1989
12.03.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
WebinatorDk
10.23.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
ob1688
09.10.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
logicrulez
08.16.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
JessicaRabbit
08.16.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
lagu
08.03.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
10
garbearbrooks
07.23.14
So happy apple took their expensive brick back so I can use my $600 for an android tablet... Honestly, this was the biggest waste of money. No OS changes have happened. Its been the same thing with a different look every year. The only tablet enhancement was weight and a processor that was unnecessarily upgraded because the A6X was more than enough... and not to mention... this is the most unproductive tablet.... is doesn't... DO.... anything... never Buying apple again. Maybe if apple makes their products... you know... do stuff.
 
100
45lol
07.06.14
Best tablet ever. Very responsive, great display, awesome features and it is so fast !!!