With its commercials inspired by Dead Poets Society and a lighter-than-air weight that makes it appealing to a certain demographic, the Apple iPad Air is now drawing praise from the communities for being listed at such a low price.

Culture Mob is reporting that the Air is already garnering praise because it has better features, better screen resolution, and more options available than previous iPads offered. For the 16GB version, the price is $499; the 128GB version boasts a heavier price tag of $929.

With a more impressive processor, "the Air is the best iPad in the series, and Apple touched up several mistakes found in previous iPad versions. 2013 was a competitive year for tablets, with companies like Google and Samsung constantly releasing Android based tablets offering similar, even superior options compared to the iPad. 2014 looks to be an even tougher year of competition. It can be a daunting task to discern the best tablet; one that fits into a budget and still offers quality options. The iPad Air does remain a solid option, offering several Wi-Fi or Cellular data tablets to fit a variety of budgets, along with one of the best -if not the best-tablet designs out there," writes Culture Mob.

But more than that, according to iTechPost.com, the Air has a nearly edge-to-edge display due to its design, which uses thin bezels to enhance iPad's acclaimed Retina display. As an end result, it's a more attractive option than the Apple iPad 4 that it's purporting to replace.

"This model ships with 16GB of internal storage. Apple has also included dual-channel Wi-Fi and MIMO, which provides stronger and faster network connections when connecting to Wi-Fi networks compared to previous iPads. The iPad Air is packing a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, backside illumination, and the ability to capture 1080p Full HD video with 3x zoom. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera for video chat, selfies, and can capture 1.2-megapixel still images and includes support for recording 720p HD video," reports the site.

So, do you think that the iPad air is worth the hype? Or will you wait for the next model to come out? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!