Excerpt: The iPad is Apple's first tablet device. It comes with a 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen, 16, 32 or 64-gigabyte of built-in storage, 1GHz Apple A4 processor, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR while Apple's own iOS is running the show.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Excerpt: APPLE DIDN'T CALL the newest iPad the iPad 3 or the iPad HD—just the iPad. And that’s fitting, because while it’s a handsome upgrade to the best tablet on the market, it’s not a huge leap forward. If you’ve used any iPad for more than 10 minutes, this won’t blow you away—the revolution was two years ago. Now it’s time to iterate. Yes, it’s a little bit thicker: 9.4mm, compared to the 8.8mm iPad 2.
Excerpt: Specifications The iPad I am reviewing today has 16GB of storage, WiFi, a 1GHz Apple A4 CPU, a 9.7-inch LED backlit screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and a 25wH battery that is rechargeable. The device also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a mic, and the 3G models have a micro-SIM card slot. The device measures 9.56" x 7.47" x 0.5" and weighs 1.5 pounds for the WiFi model.
Pros: Fantastic on-screen keyboard, Great screen, Lightweight, Good-looking
Cons: Strange issue with WiFi drops, iPad native apps are too expensive in some instances
Conclusion: Apple has done what Apple knows best; rethought a whole product segment. It’s been carried out very well - the iPad is a lovely device to use and we can’t fault that wonderfully large screen. If you’re in the market for a slate, then the iPad is definitely one of the best around. But if you already have an iPhone and a good quality laptop, you'd be wise to question whether it's worth the minimum £400 you'll have to spend on it.
Conclusion: A difficult-to-pinpoint target customer and a few pesky omissions are overshadowed by the excellent overall experience you get with Apple's iPad. And it sets the bar high for competing products in this nascent Internet tablet category.
Pros: Sleek design. Gorgeous, sharp, accurate touch screen. Improved iPod, Safari browser, photo and e-mail apps. iBooks look fantastic and titles are easy to purchase and download. A plethora of downloadable apps.
Cons: Lacks Flash support. No camera or video recorder. No multitasking capability. Cover Flow is missing from the iPod app. Doesn't ship with a case. Earbuds aren't included.
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.