Apple iPad (2012)
Starting at $500, the iPad isn't the cheapest, but with the largest selection of educational apps of any tablet and access to Apple's iTunes U, you may never have to attend class again. Maybe.
- Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $399.00
The good: Apple's new iPad includes a stunning new screen, matched by a quad-core graphic processor and the world's largest app and media store to feed it content. There's a proper 5-megapixel rear camera now, with 1080p recording quality. Optional 4G data from AT&T and Verizon afford an uncompromising mobile experience.
The bad: The new iPad is slightly heavier than last year's model; apps and movies optimized for the screen might take up more space; and ports for HDMI, USB, and SD require adapters.
The bottom line: With a host of improvements--faster graphics, 4G wireless options, a better camera, and a gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack.
July 18, 2012 3:59 PM PDT
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