Equipped with an ultra fast and smooth operating system, the ipad Air is undoubtedly a great piece of equipment. Once one installs the required apps, one can spend a lifetime pursuing one's interests. And all this comes on a screen that is crystal clear both indoors and outdoors. Several apps (but obviously not all) are free. I have found free apps that once installed do not even require wi-fi, although they comprise zoomable maps and hotel locations. Simple to use but great to own!