Apple iPad Review
Apple created the market and dominates it with its mature first tablet.
Device & Specs
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.
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.
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.
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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