iPad Air Review: Conclusion
But Apple has significantly stepped up its game with this device. It’s far more than a spec bump over previous generation iPads, and Apple chose to make that a statement by going with the iPad Air name. As a general use, full-sized tablet, this is now the one to beat.
Besides the beautiful design and high-quality build that AAPL is famous for, the iPad Air and iOS7 combine for a tablet experience that should satisfy just about anyone. It’s wicked fast, so light that you don’t suffer arm fatigue from holding it, the battery life is excellent and the display is bright and crisp.
In addition, the Apple app store may not be the largest any more, but it still leads in apps that are optimized for a tablet’s bigger display.
After comparing the new flagship Apple tablet to some of the best tablets in my collection — including some loaners here from Sony (SNE), Google and Microsoft (MSFT) — during the course of my iPad Air review, I kept coming back to the same conclusion. If I had to get rid of them all and pick just one tablet, the iPad Air would be the no-brainer choice as the best tablet to buy this year.
iPad Air Review Overall Rating: 9/10
As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.