Summary: We've got to hand it to Apple. The Air is the best iPad yet: not only is it super speedy, it looks gorgeous and it's extremely light to hold. Apple's championing the Air with the tagline 'the power of lightness', and we have to agree.
iPad Air review: a heavyweight contender for the best tablet ever made
8 March 2014
Conclusion: The consensus is that this is the first, real successor since the last major iPad, the iPad 2. And that consensus is correct. The iPad Air not only feels different (lighter, faster, less calories) but it is different, from the way it has been designed, to the hardware lurking inside it, to iOS 7...
Review: Apple iPad Air vs iPad mini 2 with Retina display
14 January 2014
Excerpt: Whether you like or loathe the company it’s hard to dispute that Apple is still the king when it comes to tablets with its market share hovering around the 30% mark just before the release of these new models.
Summary: In contrast to the last iPhone 5S, iPad Air brings this important news both for design and for the hardware sector as well as for the new operating system. Overall, the result is a user experience revamped, mainly thanks to the more compact chassis and easy to handle.
Pros: Spectacular design, high performance, Improved front-facing camera and autonomy.
Summary: Love is in the air. The fifth generation of Apple's big seller is now available for purchase. Finally, the California-based company unveils a thinner device -- and at a height of a mere 7.5 mm (~0.3 inches), it has certainly earned the name "Air".
Pros: Bright, high-contrast display, Excellent color reproduction, Good touchscreen, High-performance SoC, First-class manufacturing, Very long battery life, Fast browser performance, Fit for VoIP audio/video calls, Very good speakers..., The iPad Air is thin and lightweight. Even just its appearance m...
Cons: ...which are unfortunately poorly positioned, High surface temperatures under load, No current data transfer standards, No Flash support, The iPad's connectivity options are still somewhat meager. Apple should work on this in the future.
Excerpt: It's hard to believe but it’s been less than four years since Apple released the iPad, opening the door to an entirely new market of portable devices that, along with smartphones, has eroded the traditional PC industry in a way that most people would have never imagined a few short years ago.