There’s no denying that the Apple new iPad is a stylish, desirable tablet, and its Retina Display is simply stunning. It also packs plenty of power under the hood thanks to its A5X SoC, combining a dual-core processor with quad-core graphics – all without sacrificing battery life or putting the iPad 3’s starting price over £400. iOS 5.1 looks better than ever before, as do the apps and games that take advantage of the iPad 3’s stunning 2,048 x 1,536 resolution. Finally the iOS app store still holds the edge over Google’s Android Market – for now. However, the new iPad is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary product, and all the same annoyances and limitations apply as with previous models. Android tablets are also beating it on size and weight, battery life, features and connectivity, and should soon match its specifications.
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