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Our best iPad guide has recently had a new addition in the form of the super-powerful iPad Pro 11 (2021). This incredible slate ranks high, but it doesn’t top our list, and it certainly won’t be the best Apple iPad for everyone.

 

Choosing the right slate for you means knowing not just your budget but also what you want from a tablet. Do you want something compact and portable like the iPad mini (2019)? Something powerful enough for work and high-end gaming, like the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)? Or something affordable like the iPad 10.2 (2020)?

For each entry you’ll find a specs list, a brief overview, and the main highlights and low points of the slate, so you can quickly see which ones are right for you

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iPad Mini

The iPad Mini is one of the best small tablets you can get at its price point, so if you're looking for an easily totable pocket powerhouse, you can't get much better than this little monster.
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Sometimes with a tablet you just want a slightly plus-sized phone, and the iPad Mini (2019) fits that bill. It’s a dinky device with some impressive specs, boasting Apple’s most recent processor and a decent battery life.

What makes the iPad Mini (2019) great is the fact you can use the Apple Pencil alongside it, turning the iPad Mini into a tiny notebook in your pocket.

REASONS TO BUY
+Perfect portable size
+Surprisingly powerful specs
REASONS TO AVOID
Bezel-heavy design
Uses the older Apple Pencil
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iPad Air 4

The iPad Air 4 also comes in a wide range of colors, which isn’t something you can say about other recent Apple tablets.
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The iPad Air 4 (2020) is almost an iPad Pro, yet it’s a whole lot cheaper than any recent Pro model, making it a very tempting buy for all but the most demanding of users.

It looks a lot like an iPad Pro for one, with its all-screen front, and like an iPad Pro it supports both the second-gen Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.

It also has an enormous amount of power thanks to its A14 Bionic chipset – that’s the same as you’ll find in the iPhone 12 range, and actually newer than the chipset in the iPad Pro (2020) range. Plus there are four powerful speakers, a decent (albeit 60Hz) 10.9-inch screen, and good battery life.

REASONS TO BUY
+All-screen design
+Lots of power
REASONS TO AVOID
64GB storage is limited
Higher price than last-gen
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iPad 10.2

Plus, the iPad 10.2 (2020) has all the great features you’d expect, including support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, plus strong battery life. The selfie camera doesn’t impress and storage starts low, but opt for a 128GB model and you’ll have an impressive and versatile tablet on your hands.
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The iPad 10.2 (2020) isn’t the most thrilling of updates, as it’s really only a modest improvement on 2019’s iPad 10.2, but it’s still an improvement, and that makes it the best 10.2-inch iPad you can buy, and also arguably the best cheap iPad.

Its A12 Bionic chipset is faster than its predecessor’s processor, and the 20W charger in the box ensures you can also juice it up more quickly.

REASONS TO BUY
+Excellent value
+Strong performance
REASONS TO AVOID
Very little change
Only 1.2MP selfie camera

 

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iPad Pro 11

It also has around 10 hours of battery life, which is fairly typical for Apple tablets but good nonetheless, and it comes with up to 2TB of storage – a mammoth amount that should be more than enough for almost anyone. With a sleek, stylish design too plus a selection of optional accessories, such as the Apple Pencil and the Magic Keyboard, this is a tablet that should suit almost anyone – though it’s likely to be overkill for many.
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The iPad Pro 11 (2021) is a powerful, expensive slate, and a great choice for anyone who wants the best specs possible in a relatively compact and portable size. That said, it lacks the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)’s Mini LED screen, making it a significant step down from that slate.

That disappointment and our ongoing issues with Apple’s restrictive iPad software aside though, the iPad Pro 11 (2021) is an excellent tablet, with a big, sharp, smooth screen, and an enormous amount of power, thanks to its desktop-class M1 chipset.

REASONS TO BUY
+Desktop PC-level performance
+Good battery life
REASONS TO AVOID
iPadOS doesn’t utilize the power of M1
Doesn’t feature a Mini LED display
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iPad Pro 12.9

This means it’s a tremendously high-powered device, ideal for demanding tasks like video editing, graphic design, and top-tier games. On top of that, the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) also has a superb 2048 x 2732 Mini LED screen. This is the first iPad to use that display technology, and it allows for a seriously bright screen with great contrast.
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The iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) is a very big, very powerful, and very expensive tablet. That’s true of all the 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, but on the power front this one takes things to a whole new level, swapping out a mobile chipset for the Apple M1, which is found in top-end MacBooks and iMacs.

This means it’s a tremendously high-powered device, ideal for demanding tasks like video editing, graphic design, and top-tier games.

On top of that, the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) also has a superb 2048 x 2732 Mini LED screen. This is the first iPad to use that display technology, and it allows for a seriously bright screen with great contrast.

REASONS TO BUY
+Phenomenal power

+Fantastic display

REASONS TO AVOID
An almighty price
Lackluster color options
The iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) is a very big, very powerful, and very expensive tablet. That’s true of all the 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, but on the power front this one takes things to a whole new level, swapping out a mobile chipset for the Apple M1, which is found in top-end MacBooks and iMacs.

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Apple iPad Air vs. Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch

The iPad Pro 12.9-Inch is available with a variety of storage options up to a terabyte. In comparison, the iPad Air 4 comes with either 64 GB or 256 GB, with no other options between the two. And, of course, there is a price difference: the Air starts at $599 and the Pro 12.9-Inch at $999. The fourth-generation iPad Air has one distinct advantage over the iPad Pro 12.911-inch: it has the newest A14 processing chip. These tiny chips are the brains behind every iPad, managing all of its functions at once. The Air is also smaller, lighter, and less expensive, making it a better pick for casual tablet users. The Pro may be more appealing for artists, with a larger surface for drawing and editing. It offers superior cameras, including the rear-facing 12 MP camera and 10 MP ultrawide cameras. It also features Portrait mode and Portrait lighting, neither of which is available in the iPad Air.

How Do I Buy an Apple iPad Air?

Buying an Apple iPad Air can be as easy as heading over to Apple’s website or visiting an Apple brick-and-mortar store if there is one within driving distance. The benefit to buying direct is a direct line to Apple’s customer service right out of the gate, engraving straight from the source, free shipping, and one-click access to Apple Care. You can also buy an iPad Air online or at retail stores like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Online retailers like Amazon offer the iPad Air, as does mobile company T-Mobile and others.

When looking to buy, consider options like:

  • Color: Space Gray, Silver, Rose Gold, Sky Blue, or Green
  • Storage: 64GB or 256 GB (if you download movies frequently or need to keep content on your iPad Air, go with the larger size)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi plus cellular service (requires monthly fee)
  • Engraving: only available through Apple
  • Warranty: standard or AppleCare+
  • Accessories: Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, protective case, etc.

    How Long Is the Apple iPad Air Warranty?

    The limited warranty for a new Apple iPad Air is one year for hardware repair and includes 90 days of complimentary support. It doesn’t cover the lithium-polymer batteries or the degeneration of the oleophobic (which means it repels oil, thus making it easy for your fingertips to glide over the surface) fingerprint-resistant coating and it also doesn’t cover cosmetic damage you may have subjected it to yourself. A one-year warranty is on par with the majority of the other tablets on our list of the best tablets for 2021.

    Adding AppleCare+ extends protection from one to three years for your tablet and allows you up to two accidental damage incidents every 12 months. It costs $5.99 per month or $129 upfront, as well as a service fee of $49 for each incident. AppleCare+ also includes 24/7 priority access to Apple customer service via chat or phone.

     

     

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