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There are many, many tablets to choose from and even among Apple’s options, choosing the one that best suits your needs may require some research. But sometimes, a deal comes along that makes those decisions that much easier. Right now, you can pick up Apple’s 2022 iPad Air. That’s $100 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for the tablet all year. Amazon lists the device for $559, but is currently applying a $59 coupon at checkout.
Offer is valid on all colors including blue, purple, pink, starlight, and space gray. It is for a WiFi only model with 64 GB of storage. It should be noted that this iPad Air has Apple’s M1 chip. Combined with the lower price, that may make the Air a more compelling option than the regular iPad, which also has a 10.9-inch screen but a less advanced A14 Bionic chip (that device currently starts at $449).
iPad Air comes with a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 12MP front-facing camera that supports Apple’s Center Stage feature. This takes advantage of machine learning to detect your head and keep it centered in the frame during your FaceTime calls.
We gave the latest iPad Air a score of 90 in our review, praising it for its M1-powered speed, improved camera, and battery life (it lasted up to 12 hours between charges in our tests). We remain fans of the design and build quality as well.
On the downside, Apple stuck with Touch ID instead of incorporating Face ID, while the base 64GB storage isn’t much to work with these days. Also, be prepared to shell out quite a bit if you want to use Apple’s official keyboard or Apple Pencil. Overall, though, the Air is perhaps the best iPad option for most people right now, especially considering the solid discount.
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