Computerworld reviews new Apple iPad: ‘Gorgeous; the new king of the tablet hill’

“Two years ago, Apple side-swiped the computer industry by releasing the first iPad. Though dismissed by some critics at the time as an overgrown iPhone, the iPad has proved to be just as disruptive to the PC industry as the iPhone was to mobile,” Michael deAgonia reports for Computerworld. “And 55 million tablet sales later — including an incredible 15.4 million last quarter alone — there’s a new king of the tablet hill: the latest iPad.”

“From the startup Apple logo to the Setup Assistant, colors are more vibrant and graphics noticeably sharper. Having used the iPad 2 for a year now — and even though I knew the screen was improved — I was still confounded by how noticeably different the new 2048-x-1536-pixel backlit IPS LED screen is,” deAgonia reports. “The display is gorgeous, with onscreen elements looking like backlit photos rather than objects on a computer screen. High-megapixel photos and 1080p videos look fantastic, even film-like, but you’ll notice the difference the most with text: websites like the New York Times no longer require zooming in to read on-screen text; comic book apps can display entire pages full screen without the requisite zoom and pans; text-heavy apps like iBooks and Kindle now look like backlit magazine pages.”

deAgonia reports, “The new iPad remains the epitome of what a tablet computer should be.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Consistent raves from all corners. The new iPad may be the best-reviewed Apple product in history.

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  1. Really, what could one criticize with the new iPad? It’s really close to perfect for its intended use as one could get. It’s a stunningly beautiful design, everything works really well–and fast, it’s going to be a productivity workhorse that will definitely replace PCs in wide areas of activity.

  2. Since the Kingdom of Tablet is a relatively new one, the lineage of monarchs is correspondingly short: King iPad, King iPad 2 and now King iPad (not to be confused with King iPad (the original). There are some reports, of course, of pretenders floating about in the shadows of the surrounding slums, holding court in their hovels for their scattering of followers.

  3. Uh, “new King of the tablet Hill”?

    Since when was there even a hill before the iPad?

    Somebody please hit Michael deAgonia with a clue-by-four.

    May God have mercy on us all. They breed. And they walk among us.

  4. Anyone suggest a great spreadsheet app for iPad? I find that this is the only app that is dificult to replace my Mac with. Keynote to me though, is easier on iPad.

  5. At least Rocky had Apollo Creed.

    In this fight, Apple Rocky is dancing in the ring all alone.

    Read this:

    Good point, I think we are at a tipping point where Droid-hards are going to start using Kindle numbers to claim Android is making serious tablet headway.

    Only one problem. (besides the kindle sucking.)…. Kindle tablets ARE NOT ANDROID devices…..

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