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Specs: Apple iPad

November 21, 2010

Apple iPad

Price: $499 Wi-Fi, $629 3G

Size: 9.5 by 7.5 inches with a 9.7-inch (diagonal) screen

Battery life: 10 hours

Weight: 1.5 pounds

Processor speed: 1 GHz

Disk capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

Operating system: iOS

Number of apps: 250,000-plus

Camera? No

Internet connection: Wi-Fi-only and 3G models

Touch-screen rating: 4 out of 5. Sensitive, bright. Resolution could be better.

Overall: Thumbs up

Impression: The iPad is still the Cadillac of tablet computers, with its large screen, fast processor and elegant design. The device has attracted thousands of software developers, who are creating a huge stream of new applications — but the so-called killer app for the iPad has yet to arrive, and until it does, it's still not a must-have.

--David Sarno

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