Pros Great screen
Great battery life (when not used on full brightness)
Speaker is in a bad place
Lack of general settings such as the ability to change the keyboard
Adapters are really expensive
Summary The iPad is expensive and all the adapts and accessories are also really expensive that is defiantly a downer. If you have enough money though I would defiantly recommend this.
Pros greater graphic, smoother control
Cons greater graphic, smoother control
Pros It looks very pretty
Cons You have to buy a lot of extra things to make it useful.
Summary Lately, I have been considering purchasing an iPad 4. This basic unit "starts at $499." However, I would probably need all the bling that Apple offers to augment my iPad: a case, a stand, speakers, a printer, cables, extra GB, and a dock. If I pay $130, the thing can be used as a cell phone. All told, I'd be out about $1000 (US), which is what I paid for my MacBook Pro in 2010. (As a promotion, my MacBook came with a "free" iPod Touch 3 that became obsolete almost immediately.) Funny how fast the iPad eclipsed the iPod touch that I got only three years ago. Nothing should be outdated that fast! Where do all these old computers go, anyway? Apple Heaven? Or do they just dump refurbished machines on public schools that don't have the budget to purchase the latest models? I see commercials every day for a cell phone company that makes fun of people who don't want to keep upgrading their old devices with new ones. Well, not all of us have the resources or even the patience to upgrade these machines every year along with "new, improved" software that worked perfectly well in the first place.
Compared to specs of the new iPad, my MacBook's only drawback is its weight. My husband had to buy an iMac to augment his nearly obsolete Power Mac G5 (which has no Intel processor and therefore no way to upgrade beyond OS 10.5.4). The more I see of these new, upgraded devices, the more I remember how the Power Mac G4 (1999-2004) was the be-all, end-all computer (which we had to dump for the G5, 2003-2006), the Cube (2000-2001, which burned up its own hard drive because it turned out it DID need a fan, after all), and whatever machine that Apple sold us in the mid-90s that required floppy discs prior to the advent of CDs.
As a child of the 1960s, I see the iPad as a glorified Etch-a-Sketch. The reviews prior to mine say things like "Great camera," Great for gamers," "Really fast," and "Intuitive OS." It also says "Not much better than v.4," "Heats up," "Doesn't use Flash," and so on. It's portable and has cell-phone capability for $130 more. But I have a cell phone, and I'm not familiar with many of the apps that people laud about the iPad 4.
For memory, you can use something called iCloud. I still don't know how that works. Who else can see any documents, photographs, music, etc. that I might store in iCloud World? The security of invisible, intangible memory is probably nil.
I am typing this review on our Power Mac G5, which is still quite useful for sending/receiving e-mail, using Word products, iTunes, and Firefox 3.6.28. It still has plenty of space (has a limit of 2 GB, but we can attach an external backup drive to this and keep on trucking). I wonder how long it will be before the iMac 21.5 ($1249, 8 GB) we just bought becomes useless. Its lack of an internal disc drive prevents us from installing Microsoft Word or our HP Printer, for example. I had to fool it by downloading archived versions of our software so that the new computer would jump into "upgrade software" mode...which it immediately did, giving me the latest versions of anything I needed to use in our new iMac.
Given the right price, I might one day buy an iPad of it ever includes all the aspects I enjoy now on my laptop. I understand that the new MacBook Air ($1199, 13") has no disc drive, either. The omission of a disc drive is a deal-breaker for all portable Apple computers, as far as I'm concerned, so unless the overall price is all-inclusive, I'll wait awhile.
(A postscript: CNET feels the need to rewrite and punctuate my review as it sees fit. That may explain why so many of the reviews I've been reading here seem to have been written by people who use English as a second language. To quote John Reed, "DON'T REWRITE WHAT I WRITE!!!")
Cons Heavier then the iPad 2
Summary I just updated from the iPad 2 and I am really amazed by this model, the retina display is so beautiful the pictures, videos and every thing looks just great . Also,it is really fast and so,far so good working with Siri.
"Love the iPad 4"on by Shabazzy
Pros Speedy and Great Apps. LTE and Retina.
Cons Passbook and Newsstand. I found these apps to be useless.
Summary Love the iPad 4, perfect for business and play. Found apps that really make my job easier. As cheesy as this review sounds, I do use the iPad all the time for work and entertainment. Love the synchronicity between iPhone, iPad and Mac. The new iPad is really faster than my iPad 2 was.