Apple iPad Review
Apple created the market and dominates it with its mature first tablet.
Device & Specs
The iPad’s and Daily’s screens are very different: the former is an LCD and the latter is an eInk screen. if you’re in the market for one or the other, this is an easy choice. If you’re don’t mind the LCD, it’s hard to make a case for eInk. The iPad’s screen is large, crisp, color, and supports video.
The Reader Daily is the clear winner in our battery tests, lasting much longer than the iPad when reading an eBook. The iPad did win when playing an audio file, though: we predict that it will be able to keep playing audio for many days, while the Reader Daily can only manage 19 hours.
Both devices offer a good eBook reading experience, but the Daily is the better pick if that is all you want to do: it is smaller, lighter and easier to carry around. But if you want to do more than read eBooks, the iPad is the best pick.
This isn’t really a contest. The iPad’s app store and browsing experience totally blow the Daily out of the water. Apple’s app store contains millions and millions of apps, while the Daily only has access to a handful. Additionally, the iPad’s browser is significantly more natural. If online features matter to you, the iPad is the clear choice.
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