3. iPad Air (2020)
The best mid-range gaming tablet
Operating system: iOSScreen: 10.9-inch Liquid Retina (2360 x 1640)CPU: A14 BionicStorage: 64GB / 256GBRear camera: 12MP wideFront camera: 7MP FaceTime HDWeight: 1lb (458g)
REASONS TO BUY
+ Powerful tech
+ Larger screen
REASONS TO AVOID
– Storage options are limited
Apple’s latest iPad Air lives in the Goldilocks ‘just right’ zone of the best gaming tablets. Thanks to a reasonable price – for Apple, anyway – and oodles of power beneath a chic design, it’s everything you could want from a mid-range device.
As a fourth-gen version of the iPad Air, this one has plenty of feathers in its cap. Besides a more powerful processor that provides 40% better performance overall, it offers a handsome 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display that’ll show off your games, movies, and TV shows at their best. Because there’s no home button, that screen has a bit more real-estate to play with as well.
Thanks to compatibility with Apple’s own keyboard and trackpad, the Air is also giving you the functionality of an iPad Pro without the associated price tag. That makes it an excellent choice for those who don’t want to destroy their bank balance for the best of the best, but equally aren’t keen on budget alternatives.
As a cherry on top, you can use a second-gen Apple Pencil with this 2020 version of the iPad Air. These things really are fantastic, and they’re miles better than standard drawing tablets; their responsiveness to pressure and direction makes them a dream for any budding artists out there.