The new iPad Air with Wi-Fi and cellular might be a lightweight device, but the retail price is kind of heavy. Today, though, Amazon is lightening some of that load by selling the 64GB configuration of the tablet for $30 off, which brings the price of the silver and space gray models to $599, down from $629. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for this model on Amazon to date.
You can also get a good deal on the 256GB model if you head over to B&H Photo, which is selling the space gray and silver units with Wi-Fi and cellular for $739, down $40 from the normal retail price.
For more information, check out our review from April. It’s a great device for anyone who wants more portability than you’ll get from the larger iPad Pros, but also wants more processing power than screen space than either the 9.7-inch iPad or new iPad mini. In CPU power, our benchmarks showed it runs almost neck-and-neck with the new iPad mini, which isn’t surprising as both devices contain Apple’s A12 Bionic chip. As we said at the time, it’s “the best iPad for more people.”
It especially hits the sweet spot if you prefer the old iPad form factor, including Touch ID. Neither the new iPad Air nor the new iPad mini have the updated tech Apple baked into the new iPad Pros, whether that be Face ID or support and on-device charging for the second-generation Apple Pencil. Fortunately, though, it does support the first-generation Apple Pencil (which you’ll have to buy separately).