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The New iPad Tops Consumer Reports’ Tablet Ratings

by on April 2nd, 2012

Looks like Consumer Reports can’t find any ‘major’ faults in the new iPad, as it has just topped their tablet ratings. The new high resolution Retina Display was highly regarded as the best screen Consumer Reports has seen on a tablet:

The high-resolution screen of the new iPad establishes a new benchmark in excellence, providing the best rendering of detail and color accuracy we’ve ever seen on a tablet display. As a result, the iPad tops our new tablet Ratings, posted today.

Performance on the new iPad ($500 to $830) was superb in virtually every other way as well. The 5-megapixel camera took very good photos. Verizon’s 4G network yielded very fast, dependable connectivity to a 4G-compatible version of the iPad in our informal tests. And despite the energy-intensive display and graphics, the iPad still has longer battery life than all other tablets.

A few weeks back there was concern over heat in the new iPad, but after further tests Consumer Reports said they were not something to be worried about:

Responding to consumer comments on the new device, and to coverage from other reviewers, we also carried out further tests that confirmed the new iPad is warmer in its hottest spots than the iPad 2. But we didn’t find those temperatures to be cause for concern.

As for reports of the iPad not charging while being in use? That only occurred during a demanding ‘intense video game’ with brightness on max.

The new iPad is a winner especially if it is your first iPad, or if you are upgrading from the original. Be sure to check out our full video review of the new iPad here.

[via Consumer Reports]

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