Apple’s iPads have reigned supreme as the most popular tablets in the world several times, as they offer a great balance between raw power, great features, and handy functions that make them a favorite for productivity and entertainment purposes.
The 2020 iPad Air comes with a revamped design that is considerably better, as the outdated home button and thick bezels were becoming quite unattractive. Lots of design elements have been borrowed from the 11-inch version of the iPad Pro, and new owners will enjoy the thin bezels, aluminum rear, and flatter edges.
At 10.9-inches, the display delivers a pleasant experience as it delivers the right amount of brightness as well as vibrant colors and crisp details. Since the price is lower, the ProMotion feature present on the iPad Pro doesn’t make an appearance, but most users will enjoy how it works even if it could have been a bit smoother.
Those who enjoy streams or other entertainment activities on a tablet will love the stereo speakers, which sound very well, especially in landscape mode. A magnetic charge on the side offers the ability to charge an Apple Pencil that can be bought separately. Accessories can be connected with the help of a USB-C.
Fans of Touch ID don’t have to worry as the fingerprint sensor is now present within the power button. The use of a simple 7MP sensor on the front means that Face ID is missing, but users can shoot nice selfies. The 12 MP sensor found on the rear is quite capable in comparison to most rear cameras found on similarly-priced tablets.
The device is powered by an A14 Bionic chip coupled with 4GB of RAM. Prospective customers can choose between 64GB or 256GB of internal storage space as well as Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi plus 4G versions. An improved processor leads to better autonomy, as the battery offered 9 hours of use for mixed productivity tasks and 8 hours for watching streams.
Prices start at $599 for the 64GB Wi-Fi-only version