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Apple iPad 3rd-gen

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Apple's new iPad offers neither a massive improvement in performance nor functionality, but the new display alone makes it a great update.

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Pros
  • Amazing display
  • LTE speeds
  • Improved camera
  • Comparable battery life with LTE
Cons
  • No 128GB option
  • Slightly larger and heavier
92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

80
Jakelegofilms
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
100
ahsan36
The Apple Ipad beats all of the other company tabs available on the worldwide...read more
90
nnieman
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
93
Average Critic Score
 
90
AllThingsD
Since it launched in 2010, the iPad has been the best tablet on the planet. With the new, third-generation model, it still holds that crown.
 
90
Macworld
It's not smaller or lighter, but it's got a remarkable screen, a much better rear camera, and support for cellular networking that can run at Wi-Fi speeds. It's the iPad that millions of people have embraced, only one year better.
 
100
TechCrunch
Features and technical aspects aside, how does the new iPad feel? Amazing. It’s the best device out there, made even better. And it’s the same price as it previously was. There’s really nothing not to like beyond a few minor nitpicks.
 
90
New York Times
If you’re in the market for a tablet, here’s the bright side: For the same price as before, you can now get an updated iPad that’s still better-looking, better integrated and more consistently designed than any of its rivals.
 
100
SlashGear
Simply pick up, swipe, and you’re immersed in a joined-up ecosystem. Apple doesn’t need another revolution, it has already started one, and the new iPad brings a fresh degree of refinement to a segment in which it is undoubtedly the king.
 
90
USA Today
If you're a tablet newbie, there's no better choice on the market than an iPad, provided — and this is a pretty big if — price isn't an issue and you don't want a tablet that would fit in your pocket, such as the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire.
 
100
The Loop
So, what did I like about the iPad? Simple — the experience. Nobody in the market today can touch the Apple experience.
 
90
Daring Fireball
The retina display is amazing, everything in the UI feels faster, and the price points remain the same. What’s not to love? It’s that simple.
 
90
Bloomberg
Let’s get right to the point: If you don’t already have an iPad, chances are you’ll be very happy with the third-generation model that goes on sale Friday. If you already have an iPad 2, there’s little need to upgrade.
 
100
The Telegraph
If you have been holding off getting a tablet then this is the one to go for. In my view, it's the best that money can buy. Existing iPad owners who are thinking of upgrading should take a look at this new device. You'll see the difference very, very clearly indeed.

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