It’s official, Apple’s new iPad Air will be released just in time for the Christmas rush, much to the delight of enthusiasts everywhere. Early prototypes of the newest iPad has already impressed critics by its computing power and the fact it weighs only one pound, hence the name. That’s right, one pound.

So if the fact that it essentially weighs less than your cup of coffee isn’t impressive enough for you, here’s everything else you need to know before you get your hands on one (courtesy of the write-up that can be found here).

How early can you get one?

November 1 from 8am. There will be no pre-order on this device. But assume lines will be long and plan accordingly.

How much will they cost?

Between $499-$929 depending on which versions/storage capacity you choose.

How is the iPad Air different from its predecessors? 

From the article listed above:

An updated version of the iPad 4, the fifth-generation model is a lighter, thinner and faster version of the current model.

It has a 9.7 inch retina display, the same as the previous model, but the screen is bigger because of bezels which are 43% thinner than the iPad 4.

Notably, it also has a 64-bit A7 processor chip, which makes it 72x faster than the original iPad. Nothing in this size comes even close to the power the iPad Air offers. And as one analyst said, “The iPad Air is a beautiful thing: thinner, lighter and boasting less bezel than its already svelte predecessor – it’s so light users could find themselves concerned it will float off their coffee table.”

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