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The original iPad: Macworld's complete review

Price when rated: $599

Pros

  • Solid and speedy hardware
  • Big, bright touchscreen
  • Large collection of apps

Cons

  • Music and video apps could be better
  • Heavier and harder to hold than a dedicated e-book reader
  • External keyboard needed for long-form typing chores
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Price when rated: $699

Pros

  • Solid and speedy hardware
  • Big, bright touchscreen
  • Large collection of apps

Cons

  • Music and video apps could be better
  • Heavier and harder to hold than a dedicated e-book reader
  • External keyboard needed for long-form typing chores
 Compare
Where to buy
Price when rated: $499
Lowest price: $399.00 via Newegg.com

Pros

  • Solid and speedy hardware
  • Big, bright touchscreen
  • Large collection of apps

Cons

  • Music and video apps could be better
  • Heavier and harder to hold than a dedicated e-book reader
  • External keyboard needed for long-form typing chores
 Compare
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