This is my first iPad I've purchased, and I couldn't be happier. I basically made the purchase as I was using my iPhone for browsing the net and using aps and I wanted a larger screen. Also need something to school I didn't want to have to carry around my mac & textbooks. The iPad air is incredibly faster than my phone, and the battery lasts a long time!!! In comparison to my iphone that I have to charge 2x a day, the same usage on the iPad has given me 4 days of use before a charge! Definitely worth it.