“Apple asserts that the iPad runs 10 hours on a charge of its nonremovable battery — but we all know you can’t trust the manufacturer,” David Pogue reports for The New York Times. “And sure enough, in my own test, the iPad played movies continuously from 7:30 a.m. to 7:53 p.m. — more than 12 hours. That’s four times as long as a typical laptop or portable DVD player.”
“The iPad is so fast and light, the multitouch screen so bright and responsive, the software so easy to navigate, that it really does qualify as a new category of gadget,” Pogue reports. “Some have suggested that it might make a good goof-proof computer for technophobes, the aged and the young; they’re absolutely right.”
“And the techies are right about another thing: the iPad is not a laptop. It’s not nearly as good for creating stuff. On the other hand, it’s infinitely more convenient for consuming it — books, music, video, photos, Web, e-mail and so on,” Pogue reports. “For most people, manipulating these digital materials directly by touching them is a completely new experience — and a deeply satisfying one.”
Pogue reports, “The bottom line is that the iPad has been designed and built by a bunch of perfectionists. If you like the concept, you’ll love the machine.”
Full review, not Pogue’s best effort, unless he was shooting for a disjointed, noncommittal mess, here.