Jason Snell, Macworld's Editorial Director, demonstrates some of the iPad's features, including its slideshow capability, the calendar app, and the contacts list, the iTunes Store and music playing capability and some of the apps available for Apple's new tablet, including Marvel Comic's new app.

This story, "Apple iPad in Action: Is it Just an Oversized iPod Touch?" was originally published by Macworld.

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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.

    Pros

    • Best-in-class touch interface
    • Large display shows pics and videos beautifully
    • All-day battery life

    Cons

    • 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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