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Apple iPad (2012) Hands-On

I recently had the chance to go hands-on with the new iPad, and I have to say, the display is glorious. The Retina Display is the best screen ever placed in a consumer device. Text is clearer and crisper, and color intensive web pages pop when viewed on the new iPad.

While the weight and thickness has slightly increased on the new iPad, it is barely noticeable when holding it, and especially when the iPad is placed in a case. Apps that have been updated to take full advantage of the new iPad’s Retina Display are stunning, with iPhoto leading the way. Viewing photos on the new iPad is truly amazing, and while 1080p video look brilliant, there seems to be room for improvement, something I have never come across on any device.

I can honestly say 1080p videos do not do the new iPad justice.

LTE is no joke, with blistering speeds that will exceed most user’s home Wi-FI speeds. This is the first iPad that I can recommend users to purchase the Wi-FI + 3G/4G, over the basic Wi-Fi. The $130 premium is definitely worth it, especially with the mobile hotspot capabilities.

This is by far the best tablet on the market, with no true competitors in the same price range (the Kindle Fire, the next best option, retails at $199). If you don’t own an iPad, or have the first generation tablet, this is a must buy. But if you own an iPad 2, it’s a more personal choice. If you are looking for dramatically faster processing speeds, you won’t find it here. But if you value LTE, better gaming, and the best display ever put in a tablet, the new iPad can definitely satisfy your needs.