After a high-end device like the iPad 3 is released on the market, we all feel the need to review that product in order to reveal the good and the bad and give others an idea of what they should expect if they are interested in investing the price tag required. The following paragraphs are dedicated to such a review and have as main focus the Apple iPad 3 released in March of 2012.
The first thing that I want to mention is that the new generation of the Apple tablet doesn’t come cheap. For the entry level version equipped with only 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi capabilities you will have to pay $499. By contrast, the most expensive option that offers 64GB of storage and Wi-Fi and 4G capabilities will have you spending an impressive $829. Those are definitely not friendly numbers for those who are shopping on a tight budget. In the same time those prices raise our expectations: if you’re going to spend that much money you might as well spend it on something worth the investment.
Well, it’s hard to say if the investment is worth it or not because while the features delivered stay the same no matter what, the taste of the one reviewing them is never the same. For instance, many consider that the iPad 3 is worth the investment because of the high resolution touchscreen that it delivers. The size of the screen is still 9.7 inches but the resolution has been boosted to 2048 x 1536 pixels. That means you should expect video playback to be an experience as delightful as playing games. However, if you can’t tell the difference this high resolution will mean nothing to you.
Another feature that makes the iPad 3 a worthy device in the eyes of many is the A5X chip provided. Inside that chip Apple has hidden a dual-core processor and a quad-core graphics engine. That’s an understandable combination considering that the tablet has to work more in order to provide the same response times for the better screen provided, but it’s not the quad-core processor that we were all waiting for. In addition, the quad-graphics will be of service for you only if you use your tablet for playing games or other graphics demanding activities.
Other features that are supposed to impress when it comes to the iPad 3 are the 5MP camera and the 4G support delivered. It’s true that these two features represent an improvement over the iPad 2, but they are not exciting for all user categories. Many don’t like to take photos with iPads while others can’t afford to pay the monthly bills generated by 4G data connections.
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