Apple iPad Air Is an Excellent, Do Everything Tablet

Apple’s iPad Air Fourth Generation leaves the past behind and embraces performance and productivity

Lance Ulanoff
Oct 21 · 10 min read
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The slim iPad Air 4th Gen weighs just 1 lb.
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The tablet is just 6.1 mm thick.
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The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display is pleasure to look at and use.

Setup and benchmarks

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The new Touch ID button is perfectly positioned and works like a charm.
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What’s an iPad

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Multitasking is easy on the iPad Air.
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The iPad Air in a Magic Keyboard case with the Apple Pencil 2nd Gen attached to the top.
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With the Magic Keyboard, the iPad Air floats above the keyboard.
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The iPad Air has a single USB-C port, but you can use the Magic Keyboard’s USB-C port (it’s on the other side, to charge the tablet.

Capture and create

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Drawing with the Apple Pencil 2nd Gen on the iPad Air is a pleasure.
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Drawn on the iPad Air.
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The iPad Air’s 12 MP Wide rear camera.

Pure fun

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Want to watch Netflix while you edit video? No problem.
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The T-Rex did not eat my shrubbery.

Battery life and price

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