iPad Review Roundup and Unboxing Video
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 11:48 PM EST
Posted by: Glenn
Well, some early reviews of the iPad are starting to roll in now. This would include reviews from Walt Mossberg of All Things D, David Pogue of The New York Times, Andy Inhatko of the Chicago Sun Times, and Edward C. Baig of USA Today. Overall, they seem to be really impressed with the first generation iPad. Battery life and the overall user experience are said to be exceptional. So, you can find all the links and an excerpt from each review down below. There's also an unboxing video from Stephen Fry with just about all the accessories from Apple.
All Things D - "For the past week or so, I have been testing a sleek, light, silver-and-black tablet computer called an iPad. After spending hours and hours with it, I believe this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop. It could even help, eventually, to propel the finger-driven, multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface that has prevailed for decades," writes Walt Mossberg.
The New York Times - "If you're a techie, Pogue says that a laptop will do more for less money. But, if you like the concept of the iPad, you'll love the machine," writes David Pogue.
USA Today - "Apple has pretty much nailed it with this first iPad, though there's certainly room for improvement. Nearly three years after making a splash with the iPhone, Apple has delivered another impressive product that largely lives up to the hype," writes Edward C. Baig.
Chicago Sun Times - "The most compelling sign that Apple got this right is the fact that despite the novelty of the iPad, the excitement slips away after about ten seconds and you're completely focused on the task at hand ... whether it's reading a book, writing a report, or working on clearing your Inbox. Second most compelling: in situation after situation, I find that the iPad is the best computer in my household and office menagerie. It's not a replacement for my notebook, mind you. It feels more as if the iPad is filling a gap that's existed for quite some time," writes Andy Ihnatko.