The iPad Air 4 sits in the middle of Apple’s iPad line-up, between the top-end iPad Pro and the accessible regular iPad. In the year of its release, 2020, the Air made a convincing case for users who wanted the horsepower of its A14 chip and 10.9-inch display but didn’t want to spend the additional $200 to move up to the iPad Pro. As it stands today, the iPad Air 4 presents a compelling mix of technologies and design language originally found only in the Pro line but at a better value.
The A14 Bionic chip inside the Air 4 gives it plenty of power for photo and video editing, gaming, and aggressively tabular web browsing. The Air 4 has a 12 MP back camera with a wide-angle lens, while the front camera is 7 MP. It is capable of 4K video recording at up to 60 fps, as well as time-lapse video and cinematic video stabilization (in 1080p). The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display is a stand-out, with 2360 x 1640 pixels at 264 ppi.
In summary, the best reason to buy a used iPad Air 4 is for its top-end features at a mid-tier price. For more iPad options, have a look at our complete iPad line-up.