The new iPad was also highly praised for its battery life along with the 4G network support and 5MP camera. However the Retina Display of the tablet offering of Apple was given rave reviews by the Consumer Reports.
Consumer Reports pointed to the color and details on the Retina Display has set a new standard of excellence and it is reportedly the best one in a tablet so far. The colors offered by the new iPad were warmer, more saturated and more natural compared to the iPad 2 and it received an excellent score in terms of display quality as it surpassed the ratings of other tablets in the market.
On the other hand, the new iPad is not quite perfect due to the presence of apps that were not optimized for the new display, which would make text is some e-magazines look bad. This compelled publishers to re-design apps to fully use the Retina Display of the device.
However the Retina Display on the new iPad spelled the difference in the ratings of the device as content are expected to be redesigned to use the high resolution display of the device. In connection to the heat issue, Consumer Reports pointed out that the increased heat only occurred when graphics-intensive games are played on the new iPad while the screen was set to full brightness.
In comparison to the new iPad, the Excite 10LE of Toshiba (TYO:6502) was the lightest tablet in the 10.1-inch category while the Element of Pantech had the best battery life among al 8-inch devices.
The Sony Tablet P and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 also made it to the list together with the new iPad with the two five-inch displays of the former made it ideal for reading and the OLED screen of the Samsung device copped good marks according to Consumer Reports.