iPad Mega Meta Review: Works Great, No Surprises

iPad Mega Meta Review: Works Great, No Surprises

At least eight people got iPads from Apple pre-launch, three usual suspects plus some new faces. Their approaches are different, but the take-home remains the same: It’s good. Here’s the easiest way to digest all the iPad reviews at once:

The following is a list of the original pieces from which the above quotes were pulled. They are all special in their own ways, and I encourage you to read them all. If you’re in a hurry, just skip to Pogue’s, Baig’s and Xeni’s.

The usual suspects (minus our friend Steven Levy at Wired, who Apple didn’t give one to):

Walt Mossberg – Wall Street Journal/AllThingsD

David Pogue – The New York Times

Ed Baig – USA Today

The left fielders:

Xeni Jardin – Boing Boing and Boing Boing TV

Tim Gideon – PC Magazine

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus – Houston Chronicle

There are a couple more pieces written by people who got iPads that aren’t included for reasons stated below, but they’re decent, so check them out:

Omar Wasow – The Root – This is more of an essay than a review.

Andy Ihnatko – Chicago Sun-Times – He actually has five different separately headlined pieces, but they’re not linked together, so while a lot of ground is covered, it’s impossible to read as a coherent review.