I was very pleased reading Topolsky’s review of the new iPad on The Verge. He usually tends to praise Android and Google more than Apple, but here he is delightfully elated by the retina display. Plus, all of his minor criticisms are completely fair. He ends with a brilliant paragraph to wrap it all up:
Let’s be clear: the new iPad is in a class by itself, just as its predecessor was. As the latest product in a lineage of devices that defined this category, the iPad continues to stand head and shoulders above the competition. With the addition of the Retina display, LTE, more memory, and a more powerful processor, Apple has absolutely held onto the iPad’s market position as the dominant player and product to beat.
Also relevant: He gives the new iPad a score of 9.3, the highest product rating ever on The Verge and the first to surpass a 9.0.