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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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Back

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Sides

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Size Comparisons

In the Box

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As well as the iPad itself, you get:

* USB cable

* 10W USB power adapter

* Basic documentation

No video or other cables are included in the package.

Handling

The iPad is a sizeable device, but it fits well into the hand, with the natural grip being with one hand underneath the device or holding it by the edge and the other touching the screen. Although it is pretty thin, it is heavier than it looks (at 1.5lbs/680g for the WiFi model we looked at, or 1.6lbs/730g for the 3G model), and it can be something of a strain to hold it for long periods. If you are trying to watch a movie or read a book, you will need to find something to lean it on, and there is no built-in stand. Fortunately, there are plenty of cases that include stands that prop the device up for more comfortable viewing or reading.

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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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