Its been more than a week since the latest iPad was launched in a special event held in San Francisco and as expected reviews of the much anticipated tablet have started popping up at different tech sites. Almost all the reviewers find the tablet pretty good and seem to agree that its everything that Apple promised, so we have compiled a review round-up of some great reviews by leading tech gurus on the web.
The Verge’s, Joshua Topolsky, thinks that Apple will only increase its hold in the tablet market with the awesome new device, he summed up the new iPad saying,
Let’s be clear: the new iPad is in a class by itself, just as its predecessor was. As the latest product in a lineage of devices that defined this category, the iPad continues to stand head and shoulders above the competition. With the addition of the Retina display, LTE, more memory, and a more powerful CPU, Apple has absolutely held onto the iPad’s market position as the dominant player and product to beat.
He further mentioned that if your not big on improved display, LTE technology, better optics etc and are a proud owner of an iPad 2 than there isn’t much for you in the new slate, but if you own the original iPad or an Android tablet then its a must buy.
The iPad remains the best tablet in the world with its new iteration according to Walk Mossberg of AllThingsD, in his view:
Since it launched in 2010, the iPad has been the best tablet on the planet. With the new, third-generation model, it still holds that crown.
commenting on the Retina Display he said,
It’s hard to illustrate on a Web page or in print how brilliant this new display is. You have to see it. Apple calls it a “retina” display because, at normal viewing distance, there are so many pixels per inch, the human eye can’t pick them out individually. This display packs 264 pixels into every inch, twice as many as on iPad 2. Overall, the resolution is 2048 x 1536, versus 1024 x 768 for the iPad 2.
In its review The NY Times suggested that the new tablet would be a much better option for new buyers while there isn’t much for iPad 2 owners to miss out.
If you’re in the market for a tablet, here’s the bright side: For the same price as before, you can now get an updated iPad that’s still better-looking, better integrated and more consistently designed than any of its rivals.
And if you already have the iPad 2, here’s an even brighter side: At least this time around, you don’t have to feel quite as obsolete as usual.
while Jim Dalrymple of the loop exclaims that the iPad experience is unexampled.
So, what did I like about the iPad? Simple — the experience. Nobody in the market today can touch the Apple experience.
And last but not the least, MG Siegler gives some consumer advice about going for the new iPad or dropping the idea completely.
If you have the original iPad, I say this is a no-brainer. If you have an iPad 2, it’s a tougher call since it still seems nearly as fast as the new iPad. But if you choose not to upgrade (or to spend $399 for the 16 GB iPad 2 now), again, treat the new iPad as if it were Medusa when you’re in an Apple Store. Do. Not. Look. At. It.
If you’re at all interested in LTE in an Apple product, obviously, get a new iPad. If you read a lot on your iPad, get the new iPad. If you take a lot of photos and videos (yeah you, the joker in the front row of the concert with your iPad in the air), get the new iPad. If you play a lot of games on the iPad, get the new iPad.
If you don’t yet have an iPad, get the new iPad.