Afternoon, fellow Geeks. Josh here.
As you recall from our Episode #1 podcast, I wasn’t really very happy with Apple’s latest installment of iPad. Well, neither was Consumer Reports. While my opinion is still up in the air, apparently the opinion over at Consumer Reports has changed.
Read their latest after the jump.
In a report released TODAY, the reviews giant had this to say:
“The high-resolution screen of the new iPad establishes a new benchmark in excellence, providing the best rendering of detail and color accuracy we’ve ever seen on a tablet display. As a result, the iPad tops our new tablet Ratings, posted today.
Performance on the new iPad ($500 to $830) was superb in virtually every other way as well. The 5-megapixel camera took very good photos. Verizon’s 4G network yielded very fast, dependable connectivity to a 4G-compatible version of the iPad in our informal tests. And despite the energy-intensive display and graphics, the iPad still has longer battery life than all other tablets.
Responding to consumer comments on the new device, and to coverage from other reviewers, we also carried out further tests that confirmed the new iPad is warmer in its hottest spots than the iPad 2. But we didn’t find those temperatures to be cause for concern. In addition, further tests of observations we made that the new iPad was not recharging when playing a demanding, intense video game, showed that the problem was limited to times when the device was playing a demanding game with the screen fully bright. Our high overall judgment of the new iPad was not affected by the results of either battery of tests.”
Hmm. Well good for them. I still am on the fence about purchasing a new iPad, but they do make some quality points here.