After having used the third generation iPad for over a year and a half, holding the iPad Air was a delight. The Air continues to have a 9.7 inch Retina display in an aluminium chassis, but this one weighs only 469 gram or 183 gram less than its predecessor. It is also 16.2 mm narrower, 1.9 mm thinner and 1.2 mm shorter. Living up to its name, the iPad Air is more convenient to hold for a long duration than any other tablet. But it still cannot be operated using just one hand.