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Epic iPad deal knocks $100 off 4th Gen iPad Air

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Apple's new M1-toting iPad Air 5 is set to debut this Friday. (iPad Air 5 preorders are now live). However, if paying $599 for a new tablet is too much for your budget, Amazon just slashed the price of the current iPad Air.

For a limited time, you can get the 10.9-inch iPad Air for just $499.99 at Amazon. That's $100 off and one of the best iPad deals we've seen for this tablet. (It's also $10 shy of its all-time price low). 

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2020): was $599 now $499 @ Amazon
The iPad Air sports a large 10.9-inch display, speedy A14 Bionic CPU, and support for USB-C charging. Plus, with Magic Keyboard support, you get iPad Pro-like versatility. This is the second-lowest price we've ever seen for this tablet. 

10.9" iPad Air (256GB/2020): was $749 now $649 @ Amazon
Rarely on sale, Amazon also has the 256GB iPad Air on sale for $649.99. That's the cheapest price we've seen for the higher capacity model and one of the best deals this week. 

In our iPad Air 2020 review, we called it the best tablet for most people. And it's easy to see why. You get an elegant and thin design and a display that's bright, sharp and colorful. Other highlights include an excellent webcam, USB-C charging and support fo the 2nd gen Apple Pencil.

The only real strike against this slate is the lack of Face ID, but the power button includes a Touch ID sensor for easily unlocking the device.

In our web surfing battery test, the iPad Air lasted an excellent 10 hours and 29 minutes, so you should have no problem making it through most of the day. Not bad for a tablet that weighs only 1 pound.

Be sure to check out all of the best Apple deals and iPad deals coverage for the biggest savings on everything from Apple tablets to laptops.

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.