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Biggest annoyances from the Apple iPad (photos)

The Apple iPad has has its share of worts. Here are photos that help document some of its biggest annoyances.

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The Apple iPad has been lauded as a revolutionary new form factor for the PC. But, the product also has its share of worts. Here are photos that help document some of its biggest annoyances.

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<="" a="" rel="follow"> This first photo shows how bad the iPad screen can get. The iPad on the right is a standard model during normal daily use. The one on the left has an antiglare screen film on it. Notice the lack of fingerprints and how much better the one on the left handles glare.?

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Here, with the iPad turned on, you can still see how the fingerprints affect the screen on the right, verses the iPad on the left with the screen film.

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Here's the packaging from the Power Support screen film for the iPad.

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Here's the back of the packaging for the Power Support screen film for the iPad.

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The iPad feels like it would not be sturdy enough to withstand a fall, and it's also pretty slippery. Thus, it really needs a case. Here is the Belkin Grip Vue to the right of the iPad. Once it's on, it provides lots of grip and it's not very noticeable.

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Here's another, closer look at the Belkin Grip Vue (while it's not covering an iPad).

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Belkin Grip Vue on the iPad.

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Apple's official iPad case.

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The back of the Apple iPad case looks even more worn and scuffed than the front (after just a month and a half of use).

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Here's the back flap on the iPad, which lets you flip back the front flap and tuck it in so that you can prop it up.

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Typing in landscape mode on the iPad is fairly awkward.

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iPad propped up in landscape mode.

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iPad propped up in portrait mode.

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Trying to type on the iPad can be awkward. A lot of people try to use it in their laps.

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The iPad can be difficult to hold for longer than about 30 minutes, because it is heavy and a little bit awkward.

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Docking the iPad in Apple's Keyboard Dock and trying to use it at a desk to do serious work can be frustrating. A better solution is to get an iPad stand, place it in landscape mode, and use the Apple Bluetooth keyboard.

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Not being able to access Flash-based videos and Web sites on the iPad is a big drawback.

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Like the iPhone, the iPad is joined at the hip with iTunes, and that's not really a good thing

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GoodReader lets you sync documents to your iPad through iTunes. This functionality really needs to be built into the OS.

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Here's a look at the GoodReader screen in the iPad app.

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