What is the iPad?iPad is a touch screen tablet personal computer that allows the user to use the device as a notepad, music player, movie theater, phone (with 3rd party apps like Skype). The storage on the iPad is 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB; some of the storage is for the operating system (OS) with the rest for your data. The OS is iPhone OS 3.2.
The processor on the iPad is an Apple A4 chip (ARM Cortex A8 CPU and PowerVR SGX 3D GPU).
The iPad offers connectivity through Wifi (N protocol) and/or 3G cell phone networks. The current provider as of January 2010 is AT&T. iPhone app compatibility is very high the iTunes App Store will have more information on which apps can run on the iPad after April 3, 2010. What is nice is you can run the iPhone apps in normal screen mode (with black borders around the app) or at 2x the size which fills the iPad screen.
Dimensions: 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 inches (243 x 189 x 13.4 mm) Weight: 1.5lbs. Screen Size: 9.7" diagonal (1024 by 768 pixels).
The display is an ISP (In Plane Switching) which gives the iPad great color and viewing angles. The iPad has a glass front and an aluminum back.
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