The Air occupies a slightly odd middle ground between the 9.7-inch iPad and the Pro. It’s closer to the former than the latter, with the Pro representing a much bigger leap in the iPad line up. If you want the best iPad out there, go Pro. If you want a great iPad with excellent battery life and a decent processor, go 9.7-inch iPad. However, if you can afford to stretch to the Air, you’ll get yourself one of the best tablets on the market, with specs that will last you a long time before the need for your next upgrade.