Conclusion: My biggest complaint about Apple’s iPad case is that it shows dirt and smudges — in fact, it feels like a dirt magnet. I keep my hands clean, but my case still looks like I need to work on my hygiene skills. You can wipe down the case to clean off the smudges, but it’s an ongoing chore that gets old fast. The case doesn’t fit Apple’s dock keyboard, either, which is a big problem since removing an iPad isn’t a trivial task.
Pros: Works as a case and stand, fits the iPad well, comfortable to hold, durable
Cons: Difficult to keep clean, unstable when using as a digital photo frame
Summary: Thanks to its simple, iPhone-like user interface and responsive screen, Apple's iPad is the first tablet computer with the gadget x-factor. It won't replace your laptop for anything but the basics, but, for Web addicts, iPhone fans and technophobes, it's a tasty slice of gadget goodness
Pros: Huge capacitive touchscreen; Wi-Fi connectivity; attractive design; App Store is filling up with apps and games; compatible with iPhone apps; intuitive user interface; fast and responsive; easy to sync and back up.
Cons: Awkward to hold; heavy; no camera; no Flash support; limited multitasking capability; on-screen keyboard can't compare to a physical keyboard.
Summary: The Apple iPad is the first affordable tablet computer worth owning, but it won't (yet) replace your laptop.
Pros: In an act of aggressive tech convergence, Apple has consolidated your Netbook, e-reader, gaming device, photo frame, and iPod into an elegant, affordable supergadget. Features such as Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, movie rentals, 10 hours of battery life, optional 3G wireless, and the most-celebrated App Store on the planet have us pretty worked up.
Cons: The iPad's large size is as much a hindrance as it is an advantage. As a jack-of-all-trades and a master of few, the iPad can't entirely mimic many of the specialized products it seeks to replace. The iPad's lack of front or rear cameras, Flash support, and integrated HD video output already have us pining for next year's model.
Conclusion: As much as Apple touts its wonderfully new slimmer design, which we openly agree as being eye catching, one of the most alluring things about the iPad 2 is its spot on pricing. At $500 for the entry-level model, you’re presented with a fantastic looking tablet that’s filled with plenty of goodies to make it a worthy successor.
Pros: Impressive thin profile, Fast performance with its A5 processor, Enabled for video chat, Solid price point
Cons: Shoots terrible photos, Same old iOS experience
Summary: The iPad is a fun device to use - the interface, the apps, the games. Browsing is a fun experience too. This is a quality lifestyle product that is fun to use. However, it's aimed at having fun, and not at getting work done. Priced at Rs. 27,900 to Rs. 44,900 depending on the storage and whether you opt for 3G connectivity or not, the iPad is not cheap, and not exactly value, but as far as tablets go, it's pretty much the pick of the current crop.
Pros: Well designed, well built and attractive looking, Great simplistic interface and very good onscreen keypad, Great gaming experience, Wealth of applications available
Cons: Expensive, Lack of a front camera for chatting and such, Lack of memory expansion as an option, Display is prone to smudges
Conclusion: The iPad is revolutionary, but it's not a true handheld device. That means you should think twice about whether you really need AT&T 3G before plunking down the extra cash for this version of the nation's best tablet.
Pros: Sleek design. Gorgeous, sharp, accurate touch screen. Improved iPod, Safari browser, photo, and e-mail apps. A plethora of downloadable apps. Flexible and affordable 3G service plans.
Cons: Costs $130 more than the Wi-Fi-only version. Some applications don't work over 3G. AT&T is the only U.S. carrier with 3G support.
Summary: Entertainment Tablet. Is the iPad the heralded revolution? Can it replace a notebook or a netbook? We have dealt extensively with Apple's tablet over several weeks in our long-term test.
Pros: Precise touchscreen use, Outstanding IPS screen, Silent, Good battery life, Appstore and iPhone compatibility, Workmanship, design, interaction
Cons: Arrow keys are missing (virtual and hardware), Only Apple Apps permitted (no alternative browser), Few expansion options, iOS4 not yet available, A few functions of a full-fledged operating system.
Conclusion: Of course the iPad is not solely an entertainment device. It offers serious functionality such as such as simple-to-use email and a fine e-reader for, y'know, "books." At the same time, it lacks the goods under the hood to make it a viable alternative to a true "tablet computer," for mainstream work use. But it now owns that valley between work and play, with a new category of device that looks like it was pillaged from the U.S.S.
Pros: Big, gorgeous screen, Works with current iPhone/iPod touch apps, Up to a 64GB of memory (and 8+ hours of battery life) in a slim package, Movies, music, internet and more, big enough to share and intuitive to operate
Cons: How are we supposed to hold it for long periods of time?, Onboard sound is severely limited, No flash support, Charging is not as simple as it could be