On the surface, the leap from the second-generation iPad to the third-generation would appear to be relatively modest," writes . But the leap changes an array of things that keep the iPad's overall "user experience" well ahead of its rivals.
The display: "spectacular"
The new display, with resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, for a total of 3.1 million pixels or four times the number on iPad 2, is the thing everyone notices first. It's better than the high definition flat panel TVs used in homes.
"The display is spectacular," Baig writes. "Examine the new screen side-by-side with one of its near-10-inch predecessors [the iPad 2], and you'll swear you just had Lasik surgery. Text on Web pages or in books is so crisp and sharp that you don't want to go back to reading on an older iPad."