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It’s finally here. After years of speculation, Apple has released its hotly anticipated tablet computer.get full review from this post,

So how does it stack up?

Design

Apple has stuck with its traditional, and successful, sleek industrial design. The iPad features an expensive looking aluminum backside, with the front covered by a big screen (although there is also a large bezel). Just like the iPhone, only one button is located on the front of the device, centered under the large screen. In addition to this, there are three buttons located around the edges of the computer, controlling on/off/sleep, volume, and a unique button that allows you to lock the screen rotation – more on that later.

The iPad weighs in at 1.5 pounds and is roughly 9.5 x 7.5 x .5 inches. The thinness is noticeable, as it is significantly sleeker than any laptop you’ve used. At 1.5 pounds, it is also lighter than anything but the smallest netbook, although it feels fairly hefty compared to its size.

Overall, the iPad presents a striking design. It has a good feel, although carrying the tablet outside feels somewhat precarious – the sense is that if you dropped it, the consequences could be very bad.

Screen

The iPad’s screen is quite possibly the highlight of the device. Measuring 9.7″ diagonally, it is an LED backlit multi-touch display, using IPS technology to help increase the viewing angles to near 180 degrees. It runs at a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.

Apple really hit a home-run with this part of the iPad. The screen is striking, exhibiting strong contrast, the ability to adjust from plenty bright to nice and dark for reading in bed, and a viewing angle better than anyone could expect. Additionally, the touch aspects of the device work beautifully, exhibiting none of the responsiveness problems plaguing some LCD’s .

Operating System

The iPad’s operating system is nearly identical to that of the iPhone. This is a dramatic departure from traditional Tablet PC’s, which generally feature a full-fledged Windows environment. Although the iPhone OS places serious limitations on the iPad, it is also the source of many of the tablet’s strengths.

The iPhone features a simplified operating system. It is easy to use, and eliminates many of the complexities, such as folder structures, present in a traditional OS. The system is very tightly controlled, with Apple only allowing “apps” that have passed its approval and are distributed through its store to be run on the device. This greatly lowers the possibility for a virus or other bad experience – but also places you at Apple’s mercy for determining what you can run on your own computer. It is a fair trade off for a new user, or someone looking for a lightweight, worry-free second device. If you are planning on more heavy duty use of the iPad, it could cause more problems.

The new iPhone OS 4.0 was announced just a short time after the iPad’s release. This upgrade will also be coming to Apple’s tablet, although not until the Fall of 2010. There are a number of new features, key among them support for a basic form of multitasking, that will add to the utility of the iPad. Until then, the ability to run more than one app at a time is not available.get additional learning from http://www.techtimes.com/articles/90448/20151002/apple-ipad-mini-4-review-roundup-is-it-still-relevant-in-the-age-of-phablets.htm

Apps

Although traditional iPhone applications can be used on the new device, they have to be used in either a small window in the center of the screen, or dramatically scaled up, creating a pixely experience. Luckily, the huge developer base experienced in writing iPhone applications has been quick to start work on iPad apps. The problem is that these apps are often identical to their iPhone counterparts – only at twice the price.

In addition to iPhone ports, iPad-specific apps are beginning to be created. The device’s unique form-factor will likely lead to a host of unique ideas, but current releases likely provide only a hint of what is to come. This makes the app store a bit of a disappointment. Many applications improve on the iPhone’s functionality, for instance by providing a two-pane view, as in Apple’s official mail app. However, this is not exactly revolutionary computing. I fully expect the iPad’s app store to become just as compelling as that for the iPhone, but it’s not there yet, and there’s a real possibility it will forever be overpriced.

Battery Life

One of the absolute killer features for the iPad is its battery life. Teardowns of the tablet have shown that the majority of its internal space is filled with battery – likely necessary to power the large and bright screen, but also in order to provide an outstanding depletion time. Apple boasts of a 10 hour battery life, and it appears that this is a realistic number. Even when under fairly heavy use, connecting to Wi-Fi and using multimedia apps, the tablet turns in a battery life in the double digits. Demanding 3d games can pull the number down somewhat, but it still blows away almost every computer on the market.

Apple iPad Review

Conclusion

The iPad is a really outstanding device. It allows for a new form of computing, perfect for sitting on the sofa and surfing the web, or consuming media. On the other hand, it is a first generation product. It suffers from less-developed software, and everyone knows generation two will be more powerful at a lower price. At $499, Apple hit a reasonable price point, but accessories, upgrades, and overly-expensive apps push the real cost of ownership higher.

In the end, the iPad will make some people very happy. If you want to have the latest and greatest, and will benefit from an extra computer for casual applications, now’s the time to buy. If you think it looks neat, but have a bit of patience, waiting a year may save you a bundle and buy a better tablet. Finally, if you’re a power user that can’t stand the iPhone’s limitations, then the iPad will sorely disappoint – it’s probably time to start looking at those Windows based tablets on the way.

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