The iPad Air is incredibly thin yet sturdily built, on account of its aluminum uni-body design. In fact, it has done away with about one-fourth of the volume of the former generation iPad. Hence, it boasts of an extremely lightweight of just one gravity-defying pound. However, it's most amazing aspect is it's ability to encapsulate so much power and performance into its slender frame. The iPad Air allows you to perform many more functions, without having to worry about hauling around any excess weight.