If you want a pure tablet experience, the iPad platform delivers the best overall package. That's why we picked the iPad Air 2 to top our Best Tablets feature this past holidays. However, Apple's iPad for 2017 delivers a weird combination of a more affordable price tag at the expense of a slightly thicker and heavier tablet (it's almost identical to the first-gen Air). This new iPad gets a faster A9 SoC though, so combine that with excellent battery life and you get a great all-around tablet that costs less than ever before.
It's a bit thicker and heavier than the iPad Air 2
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