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Apple iPad review

8.3/10 AVG.
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8.3/10
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The Apple iPad currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The iPad was introduced as one of the first tablet devices of this generation. It can be thought of as a super-charged iPod touch, with a far larger screen and many more exciting features. The iPad has Apple's 1 GHz A4 system and 512 MB of RAM. You can surf the internet on 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (and 3G for select models) and have 16 to 64 GB of storage depending upon how much you are willing to pay.

This tablet has a 9.7 inch LED backlit display with vibrant colors and excellent brightness. There is some glare, but in general the viewing angles are excellent for a device of that size and thinness. The excellent viewing angles mean that typing and viewing the screen at the same time is not difficult, even in the glare of sunlight.

There are many apps designed specially for the iPad, such as Mail, Calendar, Music, eBook Reader, Pages and games. These applications are far easier to use and view on the iPad compared to the iPod touch due to the larger screen size and nearly full size touch keyboard. The apps are easy to use, and more can be downloaded from the iTunes store. Games are being developed everyday for the iPad, and casual gamers will certainly enjoy playing shooting games and racing games on this device.

Many people were skeptical of the iPad at first, saying that it was nothing more than a larger Touch, however as time as gone on it is clear that this is a unique device on its own. The ability to have almost every computer feature available at the touch of your fingers is truly remarkable. There is now a lot of competition for the iPad, however Apple stole a march on its rivals with the early release of the iPad.

Need To Know: Apple iPad

1. Fast processor and browsing speeds. (The Good)

2. Excellent display. (The Good)

3. No multi-tasking. (The Bad)

4. Only 3G on select, more expensive models. (The Bad)


Operating system
iOS
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
9.7"
Camera
No


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket Gamer

Ghost Blade is also surprisingly linear. An hour or so in, it becomes clear this isn't so much a quest as a rollercoaster, zipping you with relative efficiency from one end of a tale to the other.Although there are 'secrets' to find, they mostly appear to be rooms filled with yet more demons to batt...

- Craig Grannell, Pocket Gamer
TouchArcade

Ghost Blade is without question the finest example of stylish action available on iOS to date, and an essential pick-up for any fan of action games. It has a few rough edges, with the tutorials dragging on a bit too long, a weak localization that makes all the extra story details you can uncover les...

- Shaun Musgrave, TouchArcade
Ubergizmo

In some ways, Apple has added enough “punch” to keep the competition at bay, while keeping its gross margins comfortable. In fact, the margins should be a bit less because the new iPad is said to cost more to produce than the iPad 2. But regardless of the business strategies, what matters is the com...

- Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo
PhoneArena

When you think about tablets, the Apple iPad and Motorola XOOM should be the first two to come into mind because they’re able to provide a satisfying and appropriate tablet experience. Though, pricing is one glaring item that sways people in making an informed purchase – and with that in mind, the $...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
SlashGear

For everyone, then? No, of course not, but that’s a pretty unrealistic criteria for success. Ask, instead, whether Apple have succeeded in delivering the elusive middle device, the thing that slots into the tricky niche between smartphone and notebook. Remember, too, that such a niche isn’t necessar...

- Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear


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Screen Size
9.7"

The Apple iPad's screen size is 9.7 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a A4 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No
This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
Storage
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
25WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 25 WHr battery. Apple's performance ratings are 30 days standby time, 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Apple iPad Specs

Overview
Release date April 3, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
variations
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, HSDPA
variations
SIM card size
No
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor A4 1 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
RAM 256 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 25 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 30 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.3 x 19.0 x 1.3 cm (9.6 x 7.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 680 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 132 pixels
Size 9.7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features MobileMe, Push Email
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, Protected AAC, AAC+, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps iTunes, YouTube, Apple Store
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Apple iTablet

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