The best tablet on the market
iPads are not only good for playing games. :) They are great working tools for those who like doing some work surrounded by the iOS environment and taking advantage of the many wornderful iOS apps available.
The iPad Air is the best tablet on the market at the moment and that's the place that the Air 2 will take.
The iPad is necessary and there is no doubt about that. You can't do the work you can do on an iPad Air on a phablet, or the iPhone 6 Plus. They are different stories for different needs.
Comparing with thin, light and fast laptops is also pointless as we would be talking about different OSs in the first place, not just hardware.
At the end of this week I will embark in a new adventure. For the first time I will travel without my laptop, taking only my iPad Air to do the work I need to do. :)