The Reviews are in…

A couple of days out from when US buyers get their ipads, the favoured few reviewers speak. Mossberg, Pogue, Baig and Andy I. The verdict is pretty well thumbs up. Here’s David Pogue:

The iPad is so fast and light, the multitouch screen so bright and responsive, the software so easy to navigate, that it really does qualify as a new category of gadget. Some have suggested that it might make a good goof-proof computer for technophobes, the aged and the young; they’re absolutely right.

And the techies are right about another thing: the iPad is not a laptop. It’s not nearly as good for creating stuff. On the other hand, it’s infinitely more convenient for consuming it — books, music, video, photos, Web, e-mail and so on. For most people, manipulating these digital materials directly by touching them is a completely new experience — and a deeply satisfying one.

Where’s mine, Apple Oz?

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