How good is the new iPad? Is it worth replacing an iPad 2? How does it compare to Android tablets? See what others have to say in this review roundup.
All Things D, Walt Mossberg: "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."
"...[The new iPad is the] best choice in a general-purpose tablet. ...when I placed my iPad 2 next to the new model, with the same text on the screen. Letters and words that had seemed sharp on the older model five minutes earlier suddenly looked fuzzier."
"If you already own an iPad 2, and like it, you shouldn’t feel like you have to rush out to buy the new one."
Daring Fireball: "... [4G LTE is] easily as fast, perceptually, as a rock-solid Wi-Fi connection... What’s not to love? It’s that simple."
The Loop: "So, what did I like about the iPad? Simple -the experience. Nobody in the market today can touch the Apple experience."
"[The high-resolution display] "will make you do a double-take the first time you see it. Even on the home screen, it’s crisp and clear -you can notice a huge difference, even from the iPad 2."
The New York, David Pogue: "If you’re in the market for a tablet, here’s the bright side: For the same price as before, you can now get an updated iPad that’s still better-looking, better integrated and more consistently designed than any of its rivals."
"And if you already have the iPad 2, here’s an even brighter side: At least this time around, you don’t have to feel quite as obsolete as usual."
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."
TechCrunch: "Technology is amazing, and this new iPad is amazing. Also amazing: the only company competing with Apple right now in this particular space is Apple."
"If you don’t yet have an iPad, get the new iPad."
USA Today: "If you're a tablet newbie, there's no better choice on the market than an iPad, provided — and this is a pretty big if — price isn't an issue and you don't want a tablet that would fit in your pocket, such as the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire."
The Verge, Joshua Topolsky: "I'm not being hyperbolic or exaggerative when I say it is easily the most beautiful computer display I have ever looked at."
"Thanks to that improved sensor, pictures you take on the iPad now look relatively respectable, with a depth of field shallow enough to pull off rather artistic looking images."
"[The new iPad] is the most functional, usable, and beautiful tablet that any company has ever produced."