ipadaApple has begun shipping iPad Air devices today to people who preordered last month. The company has described their latest tablet as “the lightest full-sized tablet in the world.”

The 9.7 inch tablet weighs one pound about half of the last model, and and is 20 percent thinner than previous models at 7.5mm. It has an A7 chip inside the same chip in the iPhone 5S. It is 72x faster than the first generation. The new device supports 1080p HD video and an 5MP iSight camera. A 16GB model costs $399.

Here is more from the product page:

iPad Air keeps you connected faster than ever. In more locations than ever. Using two antennas instead of one and MIMO technology, iPad Air delivers up to twice the Wi-Fi performance of its predecessor. And the Wi-Fi + Cellular model supports more LTE bands than ever, so you can make quick, easy connections the world over