Hot damn, hot diggity-damn I am on a roll! As you all know I had the pleasure of winning a Surface Pro 3 last month at my place of work and was quite excited and happy with the product (still am). This past Friday I had the pleasure of taking a 4 hour training class with Apple regarding their iPad line and selling techniques through my place of work, which is a re-seller of Apple products (primarily Macs and iPads). Much to my surprise the 9 of us that got the privilege of taking this training were given 64GB iPad Air 2’s. Hot damn, hot diggity-damn! Too say I was excited is an understatement.
I have owned an iPad 2 for the past few years and it was truly a great tablet, but as most technology is wont to do over time, it has slowed down tremendously. It had got to the point where I mostly used it to read magazines and comic books, which it worked fine for except the slow download time, but stopped using it for much more. The iPad Air was a welcome gift and allows me to retire my first iPad and in just a few days has dramatically increased my use of an iPad.
The first thing most people notice when they see any Apple product is the aesthetic. The iPad Air is a great looking tablet. It is much thinner and lighter than the older versions and the space grey backing is sharp. The screen itself (2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 ppi) is sharp and appealing. Everything simply looks better on the iPad Air.
The A8X chip makes the machine work much quicker than previous models and the download times are significantly reduced.
Games, productivity apps, etc… all seem to look and work better on this version of the iPad.
I am only a few days in to ownership of this awesome tablet and so far I am very impressed and strongly suggest getting one if you are currently looking for the latest and greatest tablet on the market.