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iPad Air hits lowest price of the year in epic Amazon sale

Apple iPad Air 2019
Apple iPad Air 2019 (Image credit: Future)

Outside of the holidays, the iPad Air rarely goes on sale. However, if you're looking for a price break on a new Apple tablet, then today is your lucky day. 

Currently, you can get the 64GB Apple iPad Air for $449 at Amazon. Normally priced at $499, that's $50 in savings. It's the lowest price we've seen for this model iPad in 2020. Historically, it's the second-lowest price we've ever seen for this tablet.

It's also $10 cheaper than Walmart's price and one of the best tablet deals you can get right now. This iPad price drop arrives hot on the heels of iPadOS 14 rumors

Apple iPad Air (64GB): was $499 now $449 @ Amazon
The 2019 Apple iPad Air features a 10.5-inch, 2224 x 1668 pixel display and is powered by an A12 Bionic processor. At just one pound in weight, the iPad Air lives up to its name. Grab it now for the lowest price of the year. View Deal

In our Apple iPad Air review, we praised its big, beautiful display, long battery life and fast, A12 bionic chip. Although it lacks 2nd-Gen Apple Pencil support, we gave it an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

The new iPad Air sports the familiar machined aluminium design of Apple's family of tablets. It supports Apple Pencil (1st Gen) and the Apple Smart Keyboard cover, both of which are sold separately. 

When it comes to performance, the iPad Air's A12 Bionic processor delivers ample speed for creative apps like Procreate and Pixelmator Photos. The iPad Air's large screen and access to a broad range of iOS games make it one of the best tablets for gaming.

Weighing 1 pound and measuring 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches,  the iPad Air is heavier than, but just as thin as the 7.9-inch iPad mini (0.7 ounces, 8 x 5.3 x .24 inches). By comparison, it's also slightly lighter and thinner than its big brother, the 9.7-inch iPad (1.05 pounds, 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches). 

The iPad Air lasted 11 hours and 54 minutes on our Laptop Mag Battery Test. So if you're looking for the cheapest iPad Air you can get right now, then take advantage of this deal.