The M1 iPad Air is reduced on Amazon – here's why it may be my biggest Black Friday purchase

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My M1 MacBook Air has really impressed me over the last few years, but its speed, look, and size are a double-edged sword in a tech-loving household. It’s such an impressive device that my partner has taken to stealing it off me to do their work. I’m hoping an M1 iPad, one of the best iPads out there, will solve all my problems. 

With Amazon’s Black Friday sale now live, you can pick up the M1 iPad Air for just £579, which is £90 off its retail price. This is an excellent deal and, as of right now, the cheapest way to get your hands on an M1 Apple SIlicon chip. 

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M1 iPad Air | £669£579 on Amazon

M1 iPad Air | £669 £579 on Amazon

With a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, antireflective coating, a 12MP Wide camera, and 64GB of storage, this is an excellent way of getting many of the benefits of a device like a MacBook without the size and cost associated with it. 

Part of the reason I want this M1 iPad Air is how much it has developed in the last year with professional apps. To think I could do both simple things like watching Netflix or writing notes and more extensive tasks like editing videos and drawing images on the go truly astounds me. Adding support for apps like Logic Pro and Davinci Resolve in the last year makes it feel like a fully-fledged productivity device and not just a nicer way to watch YouTube. 

My plan for the M1 iPad Air is to use it in place of my MacBook on the go, allowing me to write, read, and watch with ease. It's a powerful little machine that has only gotten more powerful as software updates have come out. I’ve finally been convinced of the power of the iPad, and this is the deal to make me convert. 

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James Bentley

James is a staff writer and general Jack of all trades at iMore. With news, features, reviews, and guides under his belt, he has always liked Apple for its unique branding and distinctive style. Originally buying a Macbook for music and video production, he has since gone on to join the Apple ecosystem with as many devices as he can fit on his person. 

With a degree in Law and Media and being a little too young to move onto the next step of his law career, James started writing from his bedroom about games, movies, tech, and anything else he could think of. Within months, this turned into a fully-fledged career as a freelance journalist. Before joining iMore, he was a staff writer at Gfinity and saw himself published at sites like TechRadar, NME, and Eurogamer. 

As his extensive portfolio implies, James was predominantly a games journalist before joining iMore and brings with him a unique perspective on Apple itself. When not working, he is trying to catch up with the movies and albums of the year, as well as finally finishing the Yakuza series. If you like Midwest emo music or pretentious indie games that will make you cry, he’ll talk your ear off.