Apple iPad Review With Full Technical Specifications

Apple inc. finally launched its new tablet PC, the Apple iPad. Apple iPad will be available in 16, 32, and 64 GB memory specifications, with the host of connectivity options including Bluetooth, 802.11n WiFi and optional 3G.

For communications and interface, the Apple iPad include a 30-pin Dock connector, a speaker, a microphone, as well as an accelerometer and a compass. It further features a keyboard dock, which connects underneath in the portrait orientation and offers a manual keyboard.

The Apple iPad display could be said as really good, with wider viewing angle and an optimal screen resolution. Apple iPad also supports a resolution of 1024x768 for VGA out along with a 480p composite out through the dock adapter cables. A camera attachment kit is further integrated to import photos from your camera via USB or directly through an SD card reader. Being a multitasking device, the Apple iPad runs on a custom 1GHz Apple "A4" chip processor, which does the job pretty well.

Price:

The Apple iPad price differs with the memory and connectivity options. The pricing would be around $499 for a 16-gigabyte model, $599 for a 32 GB version and $699 for a 64-gigabyte model with Wi-Fi.

Technical Specifications Of Apple iPad

Apple iPad Dimensions:

Apple iPad Dimension

Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)

Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)

Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)

Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Display:

* 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology

* 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)

* Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

* Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Capacity:

16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

Processor:

1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Battery and power:

* Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

* Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music

* Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Sensors:

* Accelerometer

* Ambient light sensor

Input & Output:

* Dock connector port

* 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

* Built-in speaker

* Microphone

* Micro SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

Audio Playback:

* Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

* Audio formats supported: HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

* User-configurable maximum volume limit

Wireless & Cellular:

Wi-Fi Model:

* Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G Model:

* UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

* GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

* Data only2

* Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

External Buttons & Controls:

Apple iPad External Buttons

TV & Video:

* Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable

* H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Mac System Requirements:

* Mac computer with USB 2.0 port

* Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later

* iTunes 9.1 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

* iTunes Store account

* Internet access

Windows System Requirements:

* PC with USB 2.0 port

* Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

* iTunes 9.1 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

* iTunes Store account

* Internet access

Location:

* Wi-Fi

* Digital compass

* Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

* Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Mail Attachment Support:

Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Languages:

* Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian

* Keyboard support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian

* Dictionary support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French, French (Canadian), French (Swiss), German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian

Accessibility:

* Support for playback of closed-captioned content

* VoiceOver screen reader

* Full-screen zoom magnification

* White on black display

* Mono audio

Environmental Requirements:

* Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)

* Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)

* Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

* Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

In The Box:

* iPad

* Dock Connector to USB Cable

* 10W USB Power Adapter

* Documentation

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