Review: The New iPad
There’s a better processor with an awesome GPU, better camera, 4G, slightly better battery and of course the retina display with a 2048×1536 resolution which the new iPad is all about.
- 9.7 inch Retina display, with a resolution of 2048×1536, 3.1 million pixels at 264ppi
- Apple A5X Processor with quad-core graphics
- 1GB of RAM
- 5 megapixel iSight camera
- 1080p video recording
- Voice dictation, similar to Siri without the questions
- 3G & 4G LTE connectivity
- 10 hour battery life, 9 hour battery on 4G
- 9.4mm thick, weighs 1.4lbs
- iOS 5.1
It looks and actually feels just like the iPad 2, with a slight increase in weight and thickness. The new iPad is now 9.4mm in thickness and weighs 652gms and the WiFi + 4G version is at 662gms. The display is excellent and bright and the new Retina display now takes the resolution to whopping 2048×1536 which is 3.1 million pixels at 264ppi.
There is the usual dock at the bottom, volume and silent key on the right side, the lock key and 3.5mm audio jack at the top, and the SIM slot on the left. There is front VGA camera right on top of the display and a new 5MP iSight camera at the back. The speaker is placed behind on the left side right at the bottom.
Reading books, articles, etc is pretty good as texts looks pretty sharp and crisp as you can see from the picture above.
The video player is a delight as it runs HD movies and it supports H.264 .m4v, .mp4, and .mov MPEG-4 formats.