First Apple Tablet Reviews (UPDATED): 'Beautiful,' 'Light,' 'Fast'
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Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin tweeted out some pros and cons of the new device:
Responsiveness on iPad is springy, bouncy, delicious. Another neg: video aspect ratio issue. I need more time with it to really grok vid.
Handson positives: pleasing form, like an iPhone crepe. Thin, wide, gave me happy-palms. KB not bad. No cam, no biggie. Neg: lack of USB.
Gizmodo also has an extensive description of the iPad Tablet "hands on":
Apple didn't really sell this point, but it's the single biggest benefit of the iPad: speed. It feels at least a generation faster than the iPhone 3GS. Lags and waits are gone, and the OS and apps respond just as quickly as you'd hope. Rotating between portrait and landscape modes, especially, is where this new horsepower manifests in the OS.
HuffPost Tech blogger Tanja Aitamurto got to try out the iPad at the Apple event. She writes,
Wow! Got my hands on the iPad. feels light, sleek, almost like a friend already. It's very intuitive to use, similar to iPhone. Good for reading. IBooks store is like iTunes, funky and easy to use