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Apple iPad Review

Apple created the market and dominates it with its mature first tablet.

February 26, 2011
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Device & Specs

Screen

Both devices offer LCD screens that work in much the same way. This means they both have the same advantages (wide contrast, visibility in low light) and disadvantages, such as they way they fade in direct sunlight. The iPad performed slightly better in daylight and had a very slightly wider contrast range, but neither device is really suited to reading by the pool.

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Battery

Both devices had enough juice for a short commute, but the iPad lasted longer than the Nook Color in our tests. So, the Apple device would be more suited for use on a longer trip or if you regularly travel away from a power source.

eReader

The Nook is more suited to on the road use, because of its size. But the bigger screen of the iPad will appeal to many, and its ability to replace a laptop may make the extra size worth it.

Internet

The iPad is the clear winner as an internet device, offering a much wider set of Internet features on the device itself, and allowing for much more expandability through the App Store.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  11. Barnes & Noble Nook Color Comparison
  12. Sony Reader Daily Edition Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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