After more than a year of rumor and speculation, the Apple iPad is finally official. Will this supposedly "magical" and "revolutionary" device be all Apple claims it will be? Probably not. But PCWorld's editors have some differing opinions on how well it will work for real-world users. Listen in as editors Tim Moynihan, Robert Strohmeyer, Jason Cross, and Nate Ralph take this week's announcement into account and make "magical" predictions about the future of the iPad.

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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
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