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The New iPad Review Roundup

As Apple prepares to launch the third-generation iPad this Friday, several sites have published their exhaustive reviews. Hint: they like it. A lot.

John Gruber, Daring Fireball:

The retina display is amazing, everything in the UI feels faster, and the price points remain the same. What’s not to love? It’s that simple.

Joshua Topolsky, The Verge:

Let’s be clear: the new iPad is in a class by itself, just as its predecessor was. As the latest product in a lineage of devices that defined this category, the iPad continues to stand head and shoulders above the competition. With the addition of the Retina display, LTE, more memory, and a more powerful CPU, Apple has absolutely held onto the iPad’s market position as the dominant player and product to beat.

Jason Snell, Macworld.com:

But the moment you pick up a third-generation iPad, you can tell the difference. All the slight jagginess and oddly misshappen characters we take for granted on lower-resolution displays just vanish on the Retina display, and you’re left with the same sort of typographic excellence you’d expect in a printed book.

M.G. Siegler, TechCrunch:

The iPad 2 is still far and away the best tablet on the market today (the iPad 3 officially comes this Friday, of course), and the new iPad screen manages to make it look like antiquated technology.

Walt Mossberg, AllThingsD:

Since it launched in 2010, the iPad has been the best tablet on the planet. With the new, third-generation model, it still holds that crown.

Jim Dalrymple, The Loop:

So, what did I like about the iPad? Simple — the experience. Nobody in the market today can touch the Apple experience.

Ed Baig, USA Today:

But the new iPad snatches the crown from its predecessor as the finest tablet you can buy. Period.

Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear:

Apple doesn’t need another revolution, it has already started one, and the new iPad brings a fresh degree of refinement to a segment in which it is undoubtedly the king.

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