Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch

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The iPad Air is a bestselling 2013 tablet that received universal acclaim from reviewers. Users were blown away with not only performance increases over previous models, but also a form factor thin and lighter than anyone thought possible. With exceptional battery life, an amazing Retina display, tons of great free apps, and even improved sound quality over it’s predecessor, the iPad air has been hailed as the best full size tablet released to date.

Positive Reviews
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  • Fast
  • Long battery life
  • Thin and light form factor
  • Retina display


  • Android alternatives offer better value for the money

Bottom Line

Though an older model, the iPad Air is still a tempting option because it is the most affordable Air unit and offers a premium design, fast performance and long battery life as other modern tablets in its price range.

  • Weight: 1.03 lbs
  • Processor: Apple A33 Cortex A7 1.3GHz
  • Display Size: 9.70 inches
  • RAM: 1GB DDR3
  • Operating System: iOS 9
  • Battery Life: 10 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 90
    CNet October 29, 2013

    Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.

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  • 90
    LaptopMag November 1, 2013

    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.

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  • 90
    PCMag November 2, 2013

    The iPad Air is Apple's attempt to make the tablet disappear. The result is an unusually slim, well-built platform for the best array of apps in the business.

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  • 100
    TechRadar November 5, 2013

    Make no mistake - Apple has finally nailed the tablet with a great combination of specs, power and a decent OS. It's a joy to hold the iPad Air.

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  • 93
    TheVerge November 4, 2013

    These qualities are terrifically important, and not to be understated: the iPad Air is the best large tablet ever made, and its only real competition will be the forthcoming Retina iPad mini, which will offer the same experience in a smaller form factor for a lower price.

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  • 80
    Wired November 6, 2013

    The iPad Air features an impressively slender form factor and, thanks largely to its A7 processor and optimizations in iOS 7, it still manages to perform twice as fast and deliver just as much battery life as its predecessor.

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  • 87
    ArsTechnica November 4, 2013

    Apple might not be able to sway those who have been wooed away by smaller tablets, but in the iPad Air the company has made a 10-inch tablet that's a whole lot nicer to use.

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Full Specifications

Operating System Apple iOS 9
Weight 1.03 lbs
Battery Life 10 hours
Connectivity Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory None
Display Size 9.70 inches
Display Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
Display Type IPS
Display Technology Retina display
Front Camera 1.2 MP
Rear Camera 5.1 MP
Graphics PowerVR G6430
Additional Features Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Dimension (LxWxH) 9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3
Warranty 1 year

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