Apple’s new tablet is the talk of the tech world Wednesday, so naturally it’s the focus of the Macworld Podcast. Macworld editorial director Jason Snell, senior editor Jonathan Seff, and senior associate editor Dan Moren attended Wednesday’s Apple event that saw the unveiling of the iPad, and they join me in the Macworld PodRoom to share their impressions of Apple’s latest device.

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Show Notes

You’ll find a boatload of coverage on our iPad page, including a video featuring our own Jason Snell’s reaction to the iPad. Be sure to look at our slideshow of our hands-on time with the iPad and photos from Wednesday’s unveiling.

Senior editor Dan Frakes reveals five pleasant surprises from the iPad unveiling, while his counterpart Rob Griffiths tackles the flipside with five disappointments.

Our iPad talk touches on the new version of iWork built for the tablet as well as the iBooks e-reader app. And if you’d care to form your own impressions, Apple has posted video from Wednesday’s event.

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At a Glance
  • Pros

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


    • 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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