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The new iPad: a review roundup

Apple launches its latest iPad this week. So how does the device compare to the iPad tablets of yore? 

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The display

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"It's hard to overstate the significance of the new screen," writes Shane Richmond of the UK Telegraph. "Apple has packed four times as many pixels into the same space and the improvement has to be seen to be believed. The display is extraordinarily sharp. Text and photos look beautiful. Put the new iPad side-by-side with the iPad 2 and the differences are amazing. The iPad 2 suddenly looks so blurry. How have I never noticed that before?"

The display, part 2 

"[Apple] points out that the display has been constructed in a new way, to separate the pixels from the signal each receives," writes David Phelan of the Independent. "By putting them further apart, the company argues, it solves problems of crosstalk, image noise and other issues. Whatever, it looks amazing."

The display, part 3

"This display is outrageous. It’s stunning. It’s incredible," gushes Joshua Topolsky of the Washington Post. "Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that you can hold these beautiful images in your hands, or maybe it’s the technology that Apple is utilizing, or maybe it’s the responsiveness of the operating system. But there’s something almost otherwordly about how good this screen is. For rendered text or high-resolution images, it just looks like a glowing piece of paper."

The last word

"If you already own an iPad 2, and like it, you shouldn't feel like you have to rush out to buy the new one," writes Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal. "However, for those who use their iPads as their main e-readers, and those who use it frequently while away from Wi-Fi coverage, this new model could make a big difference." 


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