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Testseek.co.uk have collected 286 expert reviews of the Apple iPad and the average rating is 82%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Apple iPad.
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April 2010


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The editors liked

  • 3G makes the iPad truly portable
  • Wide range of rolling contracts available
  • Fast downloads
  • We'll tell you when it's launched
  • Fast processor
  • Perfect size
  • Dimensions
  • Stellar video playback
  • Web surfing and email functionality well exceeds the iPhone's
  • Killer apps available - the promise of infinite apptastic riches to come
  • Watch movies
  • Play games
  • Read books
  • Great screen
  • Wonderfully slick operation
  • Bright and ultra-responsive touchscreen
  • A thing of beauty
  • Superb 9.7in multi-touch screen. Fast renders with gigahertz chip. Dazzling iPad apps. Decent built-in speakers
  • There's no denying that the iPad really looks the business – it uses its expansive screen to let information be displayed in all its glory. It’s an althogether more relaxing
  • More comfortable experience than the iPod Touch or iPhone. Reading e-Books through Apple’s iBooks app is snappy and enjoyable. The backlit LCD screen
  • While less natural-feeling than a paper tome
  • Is still natural enough to
  • Futuristic
  • Cutting-edge
  • And innovative
  • Vibrant app community give it a good future
  • Genuinely a joy to use
  • Huge capacitive touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Attractive design
  • App Store is filling up with apps and games
  • Compatible with iPhone apps
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Fast and responsive
  • Easy to sync and back up
  • Good screen for reading colour ebooks
  • You can leave it on at all times
  • Excellent screen
  • Really easy to use
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Very fast
  • Seamless
  • Affordable 3G. Excellent GPS. Lighter than a laptop. Easy to use.
  • 16GB
  • 3G connection means Internet anywhere
  • No contract for 3G lets you pay à la carte
  • AT&T hotspot access is free with 3G service//32GB
  • AT&T hotspot access is free with 3G service//64GB
  • AT&T hotspot access is free with 3G servi
  • A netbook
  • Ebook reader
  • Gaming device
  • Photo frame and iPod rolled into an elegant supergadget
  • Bluetooth
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • Movie rentals
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Optional mobile broadband and the most celebrated App Store on the planet
  • Beautifully made
  • Big screen
  • Sound is good through speakers and excellent via headphones
  • Just as enchanting as the day it first arrived
  • Great user interface
  • Fantastic app experience
  • HD video looks brilliant
  • Pluses
  • Design / Quality of the screen
  • Easytouse interface / Fast
  • Responsive navigation
  • Application store
  • Web browsing
  • Battery life
  • The iPod touch
  • But there’s no denying it can feel crippled when you’re outside of a WiFi hotspot
  • And the same is true of the WiFi iPad.But with a micro SIM slotted inside the iPad 3G
  • You’re no longer dependent on the flaky hotspot of whatever coffee shop you’re in to peruse your emails. Instead
  • You can open whatever app you want at anytime
  • Without any limitations. Set up couldn’t be easier
  • For Apple iPad
  • Email and web were made for the iPad
  • Games look great and play smoothly
  • The operating system is solid
  • Speedy and ohsoeasy to use.
  • Thirdparty iPad apps are already great
  • Luxurious screen

The editors didn't like

  • Screen is hard to see if you're thinking of browsing outside
  • 64GB version is very expensive
  • We'll tell you when it's launched
  • Virtual keyboard doesn't have layout options
  • No Flash support
  • No multitasking
  • No camera for video chat
  • 2x view of iPhone apps is crapola
  • Will cost you to fill it with useful stuff
  • Can't multitask yet
  • Limited to what Apple offers you
  • WiFi only at the moment
  • Screen vulnerable to glare
  • Audio hiccups with iPod app. No USB or memory ports. Screen’s a fingerprint magnet. Apps change location when screen re-orientates
  • There are flaws underneath the iPad’s slinky shell. For a start
  • Apple’s e-mail system lacks true file support
  • Which makes using the iPad as a serious laptop replacement a no-no for the time being. When it comes to browsing the web
  • The iPad is also left out by its lack of Flash support. Skipping through pages might look great at first
  • But closer inspection reveals a few disappointments such as
  • Not going to stop you working on a laptop
  • For now
  • Awkward to hold
  • Delayed arrival of iBookstore in the UK
  • Heavy
  • No camera
  • Limited multitasking capability
  • On-screen keyboard can't compare to a physical keyboard
  • No physical keyboard
  • Can start to feel heavy after a while
  • Slippery and fragile for portable use. Very glossy screen. Lacks ports and expandability.
  • 16GB
  • 3G network sometimes spotty
  • Higher price tag
  • 3G burns battery faster//32GB
  • 3G burns battery faster//64GB
  • 3G burns battery faster
  • No external storage or peripheral connectivity
  • Applications can be loaded only through the App Store
  • Cut down operating system
  • The iPad's large size is as much a hindrance as it is an advantage
  • Speakers are too quiet
  • Attracts fingerprints
  • Still no Flash support
  • Those initial niggles don't wear off
  • Not convinced about the keyboard
  • It's pricey!
  • Tariffs not cheap either
  • Minuses
  • All the optional kits and adapters that aren't included but often necessary
  • Screen glare and fingerprints
  • Weight
  • Video
  • No DivX compatibility file conversion required
  • Internet
  • No Flash compatibility
  • OS limitations still a grind
  • For Apple iPad
  • Lack of Flash support is disappointing

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  Published: 2013-04-08, review by: photoanswers.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Apple has done it again – launched another product before you’ve even had a chance to save up for the last one. This time it’s the new iPad. As with the previous version, the sleek design and lack of buttons is what makes this a great-looking piece of...

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  Published: 2012-12-12, Author: Sander Almekinders , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • Abstract:  It's been a while since we published an overview of the current tablet market. With the holidays around the corner, we collected all of the tablets we've tested and that are still available, and created an overview of what's what. If you want to buy a t...

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  Published: 2012-07-30, review by: gadgetspeak.com

  • Abstract:  While various versions of the Apple iPad have been around for a while their PR in the UK is less than happy to let journalists review their kit, so it falls upon others to loan out their kit, in this case it was T-Mobile who loaned the unit....

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  Published: 2011-01-24, review by: techeye.net

  • 8/10. It's a very expensive but essentially fun toy. Not quite mobile, not quite PC, but engaging anyway. External linkswww.expansys.com , www.expansys.com , www.expansys.com , www.expansys.com Share thisMore We take a dekko at an HP Mini 210 SymbolNa...

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  Published: 2011-01-19, review by: zath.co.uk

  • Overall, is an Apple iPad or any tablet device worth buying? – Well if you can justify the expense to yourself – which given I don’t have a netbook means that like Apple suggested when they announced it, I do see the iPad as a netbook replacement.Do I ...

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  Published: 2011-01-03, review by: zath.co.uk

  • All things considered, iOS 4.2 is a well needed, and well executed update to the iPad. Things can only get stronger as iOS 5 is introduced alongside the iPhone 5 next year, and one thing is certain: no tablet on the market, not even the best Android ta...

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  Published: 2011-01-01, review by: EISA.eu

  • Abstract:  This revolutionary new product marks the beginning of a new era for publishing. Magazines and books can be published and read in digital form on an impressive 9.7” (24.63 cm) LCD LED-backlit, capacitive touch screen just 13.4mm deep. Not a computer, mo...

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  Published: 2010-07-15, review by: webuser.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Pros and ConsProduct Pros: + Great software + Pleasurable browsing+ Good size and shape for holding and carrying Product Cons: - Screen ratio not ideal for movies- Why does it have to be so expensive? When Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs appeared on...

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  Published: 2010-07-01, review by: theregister.co.uk

  • The iPad 3G has a reasonable touchscreen keyboard – certainly one that’s much easier to use than that on the iPhone, for all but the shortest messages – and the ability to remain in e-mail and Twitter contact, wherever you are, is, for some, a major c...

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  Published: 2010-06-28, review by: wired.co.uk

  • Abstract:  While it might seem that Wired's review of the iPad is a tad overdue, our tardiness is not without reason. Apple makes perfect honeymoon devices; glossy, glamorous, luxury items that purr with interactivity and effortless sophistication as soon as they...

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