Even thought tablet computers have existed for more than a decade, they never really became as popular as Microsoft envisioned them to be during the early days. As much as we panned Apple for their launch of the first-generation iPad, mainly because it was just a big smartphone, the company proved that they had found the perfect recipe to make tablets as important as they are now. Today Apple dominates the tablet category by a very significant margin, and this is all thanks to the iPad.
The iPad Air is Apple’s 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad, and really the 6th tablet they’ve brought to the market if you count the iPad mini that inspired its design. Many have praised it for its gorgeous and light design, and also because its performance is quite amazing for being the mobile tablet that it is. That said, the tablet market in 2013 is very different to what it was in 2010, and with products running a full version of Windows 8.1 on Atom-based chips, and with other tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, it’s clear that you’ll have a harder time picking the best tablet for you in today’s competing grounds.
We decided to revisit the iPad Air after a couple of weeks of use, so make sure you watch the things we love about it and the things we feel that Apple should improve about it as well. Hopefully it’ll help you make an informed decision of what’s the best investment for your needs.