At a packed news conference in San Francisco this week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, a tablet computer that attempts to bring the Web, e-mail, entertainment and games together in a single, portable device. Here's what this device has going on.
At a Glance
Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with a tablet that offers clever design and ease of use. But that streamlined approach may also be the iPad's weakness.
- Best-in-class touch interface
- Large display shows pics and videos beautifully
- All-day battery life
- No way to manage files, no camera, no multitasking
- Lack of Flash support cripples many Web sites
- Poor scaling of iPhone apps