Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Air tablet with Retina display is now available at a significantly discounted price on Amazon with free shipping service in tow.
Amazon has listed the Wi-Fi-only, 16GB variant of the Apple iPad Air for $282, while the original price used to be $499. With this deal, buyers can save $217. The discounted unit is a Black/Space Gray variant.
Released towards the end of 2013, the iPad Air’s 9.7-inch Retina LED-backlit IPS LCD display is complemented by 1,536 x 2,048 pixels screen resolution. This display combination translates to a pixel density of 264ppi. This slate comes with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
Under the hood, the tablet comes powered by an Apple A4 processor with a PowerVR G6430 GPU onboard. The internal configurations are backed by a modest 1GB of RAM. On the software front, it runs Apple iOS 7 out of the box. Nevertheless, it is upgradable to iOS 9.
Apple has housed a non-removable Li-Po 8,600 mAh battery unit on the iPad Air. According to the listing, the Wi-Fi-only model of iPad Air can give up to 10 hours of battery life.
Size-wise, the iPad Air weighs just above one pound and it is 0.30-inch thick. It sports a 5-megapixel web camera at the back with autofocus and face detection features onboard, in addition to a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera the front.
This tablet comes packed with dual stereo speakers and dual microphones. The housed sensors include three‐axis gyro, accelerometer and an ambient light sensor. Apart from the 16GB built-in storage space, there’s no microSD card slot to facilitate memory expansion.