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If you missed the sale earlier this month, you have another chance to get $60 off Apple iPad Air 2020. As I write this, the green, silver and blue models are under $539, which is 10 percent off and one of the best prices we’ve seen in months. We considered this the best iPad for most people when it first launched, and it remains a great choice for those wanting a powerful, versatile tablet that won’t break the bank.
Yes, there are newer iPads available now – right down to the base 10.2 inch iPad Air received an update last year – but the Air still sits in the middle of Apple’s lineup. It runs on the A14 Bionic chipset with a six-core CPU and a four-core GPU, and these discount models have WiFi 6 support, 64GB of storage, and a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone. The updated, flat-edge design features a USB-C port for charging and a power button with a built-in fingerprint reader for extra security. iPad Air also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, so artists and those who prefer to take handwritten notes can use it as their primary digital notebook.
Although we suggest considering the iPad M1 Pros if you want a true laptop replacement, the iPad Air can act as one too. It has fast performance, 12.5 hour battery life, and can connect to Smart keyboard folio and the magic keyboard, so you’ve got plenty of ways to turn it into a 2-in-1 machine. There are plenty of perks for the iPad M1 pros when it comes to productivity, but you’ll pay at least $200 more for one of these. So despite being almost two years old, the iPad Air remains a good option if you want a tablet that can keep up with you on your busiest days.
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