Review: The new iPad

I don’t have anything against Apple, but I have always been a PC girl. Mainly because every place I have ever worked used them. However, lately I’ve been more and more curious to take a sip of the Apple Kool-Aid. I got the opportunity to test the new iPad using Verizon’s 4G LTE network. I have had the opportunity to test out Android tablets, but this was my first time really using an iPad.

If you have never seen the iPad 2 you would immediately wonder what the big deal is over the new iPad, until you take a look at the display. The Retina display plays a large role in enhancing one’s experience using the new iPad. It has a million more pixels than an HDTV, so you can expect freakishly clear and vibrant photos (I was really impressed with the display and tried to capture it with my camera, but that didn’t work out so well…). The 5 megapixel iSight camera is quite impressive compared to some of the Android tablets that I have tested.

Now I know people will go on and on about the display, but the iPad is more than just a pretty face. It has not only raised the bar with the display, but uses their new A5X dual core processing chip. I’m sure you are wondering with the improved resolution, ability to operate more programs and graphics what is this going to do to my battery life, but you have nothing to fear. Although I did not get 10 hours of battery life, nine is nothing to sneeze at either. I know there are debates about the iPad2 having a better battery life, but I wouldn’t let that detail deter me from checking out the new iPad.

I’m always on the go and being the huge multi-tasker that I am, I get a lot of work done on the road. My tablet experience was even more enjoyable by being able to take advantage of Verizon’s fast and reliable network. Having tested the new iPad and Android tablets I wouldn’t mind having another glass of Apple.

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