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New iPad Critiques
After my glowing first impressions post regarding the new iPad, I have now spent a few days (instead of just an hour, as with my "first impressions" post) with the device. As such, I've gathered a list of 7 critiques of the new iPad; things that you will want to be aware of, especially if you plan on purchasing one. Despite these shortcomings, I love the new iPad and I have no problem whatsoever with replacing my iPad 2 with it. It's just going to take a little while before I can fully enjoy it, as you will see.
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The new iPad gets hot!
If you plan on playing the games that show off the graphic capabilities of the new iPad, then prepare to experience quite a bit of heat in your hand. The section pointed out in the image above is where it gets the hottest -- presumably, where the quad-core GPU is located. The heat dissipates quickly across the rest of the device, but only the farthest corner diagonally remains mostly unaffected.
I'm really curious to see someone take temperature readings of the new iPad after 20-30 minutes of graphic-intensive gaming. It doesn't become too hot to handle for me, but it might for young children or those with relatively sensitive hands. If you flip it over to play upside-down, then you'll be covering the speaker with your left hand. Time to break out the headphones, I guess?
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