Forget the new iPad Air — the iPad Air 5 is $200 off right now

iPad air 5 in purple colorway against white background
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Retailers are in iPad Air 5 clearance mode now that the iPad Air 6 is here. Rather than pay $599 for the latest iPad Air, you can save big on the previous-gen model. 

Amazon has the iPad Air 5 on sale for just $399. This Apple tablet typically costs $599, so that's $200 off and its most significant discount yet! Not to be outdone, Walmart sells it for the same price. Given that the iPad Air 5 is down to an all-time low price, this is one Apple Memorial Day deal you don't have to wait for. 

Although we didn't get a chance to test the iPad Air 5, reviews average 4.5 out of 5 stars across our sister sites. 

Overall, the iPad Air 5 is a solid buy if you're looking for a premium, versatile tablet for content consumption and light productivity.

At $200 below retail, the iPad Air 5 is the best cheap alternative to the iPad Air 6 and iPad Pro M4.

Today's best iPad Air deal

Apple iPad Air 5
Was: $599
Now: $399 @ Amazon
Overview:
Lowest price!

Apple iPad Air 5
Was:
$599
Now:
$399 @ Amazon
Overview:
Lowest price!
Amazon knocks $200 off the iPad Air 5 — its biggest discount yet!

Features: 10.9-inch (2360 x 1640) Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Apple M1 Chip, 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage, 12MP wide-angle rear camera, 12MP front camera. Touch ID, Apple Pay, USB-C connector

Launch date: March 2022

Price check: Walmart $399 | Best Buy $599

Price history: This marks a new all-time low price for the iPad Air 5

Reviews: The consensus is that the iPad Air 5 is a thin, elegantly designed, fast, and versatile tablet. With a weight of 1 pound and 0.24 inches, it's one of the more portable tablets out there.

Tom's Guide: ★★★★½ |TechRadar★★★★ | T3: ★★★★★

Buy it if: You want a laptop replacement. The iPad Air is one of the best tablets overall. Pair it with a keyboard, and you have a conveniently compact laptop. The iPad Air 5 works with the Apple Pencil and Apple Magic Keyboard (both sold separately).

Don't buy it if: You want a tablet mostly for streaming content or internet browsing. If you don't plan on using it for productivity, the iPad 10 is more suitable and less costly. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.