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At a Glance

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  • Apple iPad Tablet Computer
    3.5/5

    Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with a tablet that offers clever design and ease of use. But that streamlined approach may also be the iPad's weakness.

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At a Glance

Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with a tablet that offers clever design and ease of use. But that streamlined approach may also be the iPad's weakness.

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Pros

  • Solid and speedy hardware
  • Best-in-class touch interface
  • Large display shows pics and videos beautifully
  • Big, bright touchscreen
  • All-day battery life
  • Large collection of apps

Cons

  • Music and video apps could be better
  • No way to manage files, no camera, no multitasking
  • Heavier and harder to hold than a dedicated e-book reader
  • Lack of Flash support cripples many Web sites
  • Poor scaling of iPhone apps
  • External keyboard needed for long-form typing chores
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