Product Reviews

New iPad Review and Giveaway

Jackson Chung 21-03-2012

new ipad reviewWhat we initially expected to be the iPad 3 is now known as the new iPad. Some may be confused by the new nomenclature but in my opinion, it’s a welcomed change. With the exception of the iPhone, Apple has always referred to its products by their names: iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro. Taking the opportunity now to change the way we refer to each generation of iPads will work out better in the long run, and I have a sneaking suspicion that the next iPhone will be known as “the new iPhone.”


Back to the iPad. The third generation (2012) iPad was announced on March 7, 2012, and have recently reached their new owners across the globe. How does it compare to its predecessors — the iPad 2 and original iPad? Should you get one? We’ll take a look at what the new iPad has to offer. Our review is based on a a 16GB WiFi iPad which we’ll be giving away to one lucky reader. So read on to find out how you can be a proud owner of a new iPad.

The new iPad

What’s new? Without going into too much detail, Apple upgraded the new iPad to sport a Retina Display, better graphics performance, 4G (LTE) support, a better rear camera, a larger capacity battery and voice dictation. Some say that the upgrades weren’t significant, disappointing even. But unless you’ve held the new iPad in your own hands, I would advise you to keep your initial judgement to yourself. On paper, the upgrades may not seem like much but trust me, I haven’t met anyone who wasn’t blown away by the Retina Display alone.

At the core of the new iPad is Apple’s custom-designed A5X chip, running the same dual-core 1 GHz architecture as the the A5 chip found in the iPad 2. The only difference here is the added power from a quad-core graphics engine to drive the new Retina Display. The new iPad now has 1 GB of RAM, twice the amount of memory found in the iPad 2 (and quadruple the amount of RAM in the original iPad, which was a measly 256 MB).

What does this mean to the everyday user? Web browsing is smoother, switching between apps and multitasking is snappier, gaming is more amazing, watching videos is more enjoyable. And with the new, larger battery, you’ll be able to enjoy it all on the crisp Retina Display for 10 hours on a single charge.

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With prices starting at $499, the new iPad is available in 9 different flavours: 16, 32 and 64 GB WiFi, Verizon LTE and AT&T LTE models. Each configuration comes in either black or white and LTE models are $130 dearer than their WiFi counterparts. Considering that the iPad has significant role to play as a media consumption device, the 32GB LTE model is probably the sweet spot — and it will cost you $729, that’s a pretty penny.

What are your alternatives? At around $600, you could get a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab or the 32 GB ASUS Transformer Prime.

However, if you’re willing to spend that extra bit of cash for a new iPad, rest assured that you won’t regret it in the long run. iPads are built to last, as are all Apple products. Speaking as an owner of the original iPad, surviving through iOS 3, 4 and 5; my first-generation iPad is still going strong. In fact, I can confidently say that I don’t feel the need to upgrade. Whether I want to is a different story altogether.

Initial Impressions

With Apple’s minimalist packaging mantra, all you’ll find in the box are the new iPad and a couple of bare essentials: a power adapter, USB cable and some documentation.


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There’s not much to see here: a Getting Started guide, warranty information and hey, Apple stickers! Apple has always tried to reduce its carbon footprint, so you’ll never find excessive wrapping or packaging material — just what’s needed to ship the device safely to your doorstep.

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The new iPad’s design is similar to the iPad 2’s — they both share the same 9.7″ screen surrounded by a black or white bezel, a single Home button, a volume rocker and mute (or orientation lock) switch, dock connector, 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSIM slot (on 4G LTE models), and a curved, metal rear panel.


Pictured below, from top to bottom are the first-generation iPad, the iPad 2 and the new iPad. While there was a drastic leap in design from the first-generation iPad to the iPad 2, the new iPad is pretty much identical to its immediate predecessor.

new ipad review

Right off the bat, the new iPad is noticeably heavier. In fact, I was surprised at how much heavier the 16 GB review unit felt compared to a 64 GB 3G iPad 2. Admittedly, the new iPad only weighs an extra 40-ish grams (0.09 lbs) but it was still discernible. Most of the extra weight is contributed by the larger battery, which has 70% more capacity compared to the iPad 2. However, most of the battery’s power is used to drive the Retina Display and ultimately, you’ll end up with the same battery life as the iPad 2, which is roughly 10 hours.

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Pictured below is a 64 GB 3G iPad 2 (on the left) and a 16 GB WiFi new iPad (on the right). As you can see, the new iPad is a hair thicker. Snap on covers for the iPad 2 probably won’t fit on the new iPad but sleeves and portfolio covers will fit beautifully.

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Initial use

The new iPad ships with the latest version of iOS 5, which supports PC Free — so you will be able to power up and start using it instantly without connecting to a computer, provided you have a wireless connection available. I won’t dive into iOS 5 because we have an entire manual A Complete Beginner's Guide to iOS 11 for iPhone & iPad Here's everything you need to know to get started with iOS 11. Read More dedicated to the subject.

Retina Display

Upon powering the device for the first time, I was taken aback by the gloriousness of the Retina Display. It’s something that you have to experience for yourself, no photo will ever do it justice. The new screen packs over 3 millions pixels on the 9.7″ display, with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. Just to put it into perspective for you, most 27″ LCD monitor will typically have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels — and the new iPad has more of it, packed more densely on a smaller screen. However, don’t let these numbers manipulate you — go out, visit an Apple Store, play with the new iPad and you will finally understand what the hype is all about.

Having 4 times the amount of pixels on the first-generation iPad and iPad 2, the new iPad’s screen is more vivid and drastically clearer than its predecessors’. Text is displayed more precisely and images are truer. Comparatively, the iPad’s and iPad 2’s screens look disgustingly ancient.

The iPad’s Retina Display (above) and the display from an iPad 2 (below). Pixels are less perceivable on the Retina Display, making it a lot more realistic.

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Jargon and specifications aside, how does this affect everyday use? With clearer text, web browsing, emailing and reading ebooks on the new iPad are more enjoyable. And coupled with the A5X’s graphics engine, 3D gaming on the new iPad is taken to a whole new level of awesome.

The new iPad’s screen does seem to have a slightly yellowish tint compared to its predecessors. In the image below, you’ll find (from left to right) a first-generation iPad, an iPad 2 and the new iPad, all on the same brightness level setting; yet distinctly different.

new ipad 2012 review

iSight Camera

One of the more welcomed upgrades in the new iPad is the revamped rear-facing camera. What used to be a lowly 0.9 MP camera in the iPad 2 is now a 5 MP iSight camera, featuring the same five-element, f/2.4 lens setup found in the iPhone 4S. Images taken with the new iSight camera are a huge improvement over the iPad 2 with more detail and contrast. Auto-focus is snappy and it also features face detection. The front-facing VGA camera remains unchanged.

Below are two snapshots of my Facebook business cards, which were a limited-time offer from MOO. The image on the left was taken with an iPad 2, the one of the right was taken with the new iPad.

new ipad review

And here are cropped sections of the above snapshots shown in real size.

new ipad 2012 review

Despite how the iSight camera performs, it’s quite unlikely that you’ll be using it as your primary camera because, let’s face it, you can’t carry your iPad everywhere. It’s one of those features that is convenient to have but hardly used.

That said, it also sports 1080p video recording with image stabilisation. Paired with iMovie for iOS, the new iPad is a great tool for amateur videographers.

Voice Dictation

Instead of featuring the full-fledge personal assistant capabilities of Siri, Apple decided only to implement voice dictation into the new iPad. Voice dictation allows you to tap on the microphone button and speak the text whenever a text field is present. You can use it to compose emails, notes, browse the web, and so on. So far, I found it to be relatively accurate and easy to use but coming from the original iPad, I’m more used to typing, and sometimes even forget that Voice Dictation exists. If you’re a quick typist, you’re better off typing the text — it’s less frustrating.

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Should you buy it?

The iPad undoubtedly remains the leader in the tablet race and a highly desirable product. If you haven’t owned an iPad before, you should definitely consider the new iPad — it’s a great all-rounder. If you currently own a first-generation iPad, the answer is a resounding, “Yes” without a shadow of doubt — the new iPad is worth the upgrade. If you’ve got an iPad 2, I’d say you should be pretty happy with your device. Like I mentioned earlier, iPads are built to last and if you have survived this long without a Retina Display, you probably won’t miss it once the hype subsides.

If you’re lucky enough, you might just win one. We’re giving away this 16 GB WiFi review unit to one lucky MakeUseOf reader. Here’s how to enter.

How do I win the new iPad?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner.

The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page.

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The giveaway is over. Congratulations to our winner, Denise Richardson! We’ve sent an email to you. Please get in touch with us before April 20 to claim your prize.

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  1. Reynldo Mallorca
    August 11, 2012 at 6:59 am

    ilikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee thisssssssssssssss

  2. Karl Joseph Ku
    August 3, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Congrats to the winner ^_^ when's the next ipad giveaway? ^_^

  3. Gian Singh
    July 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    gotta love the retina display

  4. Hithrawx septumas blue
    April 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I wish i would get one so cooool

  5. Bumpingbell
    April 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Is the winner picked?
    Or you are still contacting the winner?

    • Tina
      April 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Winner has been picked and posted, see top of the article.

  6. wHoKares
    April 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    The contest ended yesterday.. When is the winner picked? And is the winner annouced on this page in an update?

    • Tina
      April 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      The winner is picked a day or two after the contest ends and posted at the top of the article. You can check it out now.

  7. Jafer
    April 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Who's the winner?

  8. Jasper John Cecilio
    April 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Goodluck to all! *fingers crossed*

  9. Jeet Dholakia
    April 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

    excellent giveaway..!!
    Thank you so much for organizing such a great giveaway.

  10. Sri Vastav Reddy
    April 12, 2012 at 5:01 am

    This giveaway ends April 11th.!!!
    which UTC ????

  11. Macc
    April 12, 2012 at 3:45 am

    hi,, this is a nice forum.. how can i get one of your products here? can i join even if im from the philippines?

  12. Sri Vastav Reddy
    April 12, 2012 at 3:28 am

    i'm staying on this page for the past 1-1/2 hours ,!!!!
    cant wait more to see the WINNER :-)
    i wish it's me :-)

  13. Jared
    April 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Can't wait to win! Thanks ;)

  14. Mohamed El Mahdali
    April 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I Hope i win good look every one!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Emilio Cuta
    April 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I learn a lot in reading articles of makeuseof...

  16. Zeljko
    April 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    When will be results announced? :)

    • Tina
      April 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      It was announced already. Denise Richardson is the lucky winner!

  17. temidayo babatope
    April 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    very handy and affordable

  18. Jerry Lafferty
    April 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    got in under the wire! Put it off because the odds of winning are so slim, but I broke weak because I want one.

  19. Daniel
    April 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Waiting for the result. :)

  20. shiva dahal
    April 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    waiting for result....................

  21. Jafer
    April 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Nice giveaway.I have never won a giveaway and I know I am not gonna win because there a very few chance out of 300+ people that I am gonna win.I am not gonna get greedy and say I need it because everyone participating needs it.Nice review.I hope when I get a good job and I am able to afford it,it will be my luckiest day.

  22. dipak goudel
    April 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    thanks for useful review .. n waiting for result.

  23. dipak goudel
    April 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    thanks for useful review . if possible practically will be best,...

  24. Ankit
    April 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    waiting for the results.. InsaALLAH

  25. inyang oden
    April 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    with this elaborate description you must have been taken with this new ipad. for me wining one will be like heaven.

  26. gpvprasad
    April 10, 2012 at 3:57 am

    to which countries this give away applicable?

    • Tina
      April 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Our Giveaways are available worldwide.

  27. Sonu Babu
    April 10, 2012 at 3:31 am

    who will be that lucky one?

  28. Kyem
    April 10, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Each n every Apple gadgets r dream machines. The winner of d new iPad wud b d luckiest techno freak of 2012

  29. DonnaB
    April 10, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Yes Thanks for the chance with the GREAT giveaway and will we see the lucky winner here! Good luck to all!

  30. erick
    April 10, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Nice giveaway ! Good Luck Everyone !

  31. Jasper John Cecilio
    April 10, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Good luck to all!

  32. Hofken
    April 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    What a ditz I am!! Entered.

  33. Hofken
    April 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Tried some of the above "tricks" to get the giveaway code, but no luck. Why is it so difficult?

  34. shibin
    April 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    pls reply for most of the comments you recieve,because others doesn’t feel good when they don’t get any reply for their comments and posts…

    and thanks for conducting giveaways

  35. Xzan
    April 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Haven't any iPad yet , hope this time i can .

  36. Sharon T
    April 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Would love to have an IPad. My brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, and nephew's all have one. We love our Macs.

  37. Juerj Domingo
    April 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Insightful review! And I really saw difference between the iPad2 and the new iPad! Hope I win! :)

  38. Anas Altaji
    April 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Never carried a iPhone, iPad, i****..!!
    Will i Finally carry one, lets give it a shot..!!

  39. Peter Hirst
    April 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I never won a thing! An ipad would be wonderful!

    • DonnaB
      April 10, 2012 at 1:39 am

      Me either seriously!! It would be amazing!

  40. Theresa
    April 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

  41. Craig Stock
    April 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Great giveaway!

  42. Mars
    April 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Good luck everyone!

  43. Gillbo
    April 7, 2012 at 10:27 am

    wo0ho0!! my first apple product ever if i win!!!

  44. Heather Heuman
    April 7, 2012 at 5:42 am

    It's always nice to win something..And trying is the only way to win..So here goes :) WANTING AN IPAD :)

  45. Paddy
    April 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Always great giveaways. Thank you for the chance of winning one.

  46. dwight
    April 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks for the review.

  47. Marcel Gemilga
    April 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I have joined the giveaway. I hope to win this. Thank you for your generosity. :)

  48. Vijay
    April 6, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I have entered into the giveaway. I wish to win the iPad :)

  49. Rashelle Puno
    April 6, 2012 at 5:47 am

    This review made me want an ipad but actually no budget to buy so winning here would be very much exciting!!! thanks!!! :)

  50. Bob H
    April 6, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I NEED the iPad! Hoping I win the giveaway!

  51. Geoffrey Richardson
    April 6, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Great review! Factual, clear and to the point. It looks most desirable, even with the increased weight. Wish I could afford one, but will just have to be lucky!

    • Jackson Chung
      April 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Thanks, Geoffrey!

  52. Halim3050
    April 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm


    The Entire World Wide Web Offering [ ipad ] as prizes & Giveaway

    I just want One :)

  53. maurisa lambert
    April 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway i wish i could win this the review was great i always wanted one but hey am in trinidad and to buy one down here is so expensive cant order cuz the sipping is to high so great review hope i win and good louck to every one else

  54. Amit Sharma
    April 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for reviewing the product, nice detailed review is all what a buyer would like to read..

    Thanks for the giveaway too..hope I win this time.. :)

    • Jackson Chung
      April 8, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Thanks, Amit!

  55. Arlene Gregory
    April 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    What a giveaway... would love to have this...

  56. Amit Sharma
    April 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks, nice review ... :)

  57. Ruby
    April 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    This review made me want to have an iPad even more. It is just so sad that I could not afford to buy one as of the moment. So, I am keeping my fingers crossed! This is for me and my kids!!

    • Jackson Chung
      April 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Good luck, Ruby!

      • Ruby
        April 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

        Thanks Jackson! Still crossing fingers here!

  58. hazel
    April 4, 2012 at 9:01 am

    very informative and straight to the point..:)

  59. hazel
    April 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

    very informative and straight to the point. hope will win.:)

  60. Maricel
    April 4, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I think this is the most honest, detailed and very effective New iPad review i'd ever read, locally & intl! (at least, for someone like me who's not that techie!) Thank you;)

    • Jackson Chung
      April 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Maricel!

  61. Larry
    April 4, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Your facebook page lists three giveaway codes: zen, pippity and abbyy. Entering any of them in the Giveaway code box and submitting it gives me:
    The giveaway code you entered was incorrect. Please refresh the page to try again.

    Which code would you suggest that I try next?

    • Jackson Chung
      April 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

      Larry, right-click and the image and click "Reload Frame"

      • Larry
        April 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

        Thanks. I took a wild guess and got it anyway. But that hitch is another reason to stop pimping for facebook with these things.

      • shibin
        April 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

        pls reply for most of the comments you recieve,because others doesn't feel good when they don't get any reply for their comments and posts...

  62. Larry
    April 4, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Your facebook page lists three codes: zen, pippity and abbyy. Entering any of them in the Giveaway code box gives:
    The giveaway code you entered was incorrect. Please refresh the page to try again.

    What code would you suggest that I try next?

  63. Criss
    April 4, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Cool review! Always straight to the point =) I also hope to win the new iPad =D it would be a great help for my work, always on the go. Thanks Jackson =)

    • Criss
      April 4, 2012 at 5:43 am

      I also noticed, the review was published on the day of my birthday! =D haha!

    • Jackson Chung
      April 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Cheers, Criss!

  64. Mike
    April 4, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Hmmm, maybe time for me to ditch the HP Touchpad and BBerry Playbook??

  65. gustosa
    April 4, 2012 at 3:04 am

    thanks for the chance
    great review

  66. renato
    April 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Is this giveaway US only or I can receive the iPad in Brazil?

    • Tina
      April 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm


      unless stated otherwise, our Giveaways are open to users worldwide. As far as I can see, there are no geographical limits on this one. Good luck!

      • renato
        April 6, 2012 at 1:09 am

        Thanks a lot, Tina!

  67. falah ahmad
    April 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Its like a dream coming true for me, coz I know I'm not gonna be able to buy it ever. I just hope and pray to win :(..

  68. randy
    April 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Done LOVE love to share with this GIVEAWAY contest

  69. Priyatosh
    April 3, 2012 at 7:01 am

    It's awesome crossing my fingers to have it.Thanks Jackson

  70. Mario Ornelas
    April 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    After I click the submit button, this message appears.

    The giveaway code you entered was incorrect. Please refresh the page to try again.

    I did 3 times but always ask for a new email. this is the message.

    This field requires a unique entry and this value was already submitted.

    From that step, its imposible to go ahead.

    Thank You.

    • Jackson Chung
      April 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm


      You're in. Good luck!

  71. Rahul
    April 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I'm living in India so how will the iPad get delivered to me. Will there be any extra charges?

    • Jackson Chung
      April 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      By post. Nope, no extra charge.

  72. gattolino
    April 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    i luv u makeusof :D

  73. akshat
    April 2, 2012 at 6:05 am

    giveaway page on fb is not working.. :(

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:07 am

      What error are you getting?

      • akshat
        April 2, 2012 at 6:32 am

        i have already liked makeuseof page, so did not displayed the code, so i unliked and liked the page and it worked :)

  74. akshat
    April 2, 2012 at 6:04 am

    cannot get giveaway code...

  75. Sharon T
    April 2, 2012 at 4:07 am

    IPad great give away. I have a mac and would really enjoy having an Ipad. Love your site.

  76. Katie Sheridan
    April 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Cool review! Would love to win this new ipad3 for our special needs' daughters!

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:07 am

      Thanks, Katie!

  77. ARfi
    April 1, 2012 at 1:34 am

    hmm.. new ipad giveaway. wish me luck..

  78. Lisa
    March 31, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I'm a PC and would love to become a switch hitter!

  79. tony
    March 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Your reviews are top-notch. I have made mch use of many of them. Bravo.
    Crossing my fingers for an iPad but not enough to stop blood circulation :-)

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:07 am

      Cheers, Tony!

  80. joe
    March 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    i would love to win one of these giveaways

  81. Ben
    March 31, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I would love ones in my life to win a giveaway

  82. Deepanshu
    March 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for this giveaway! wish i am the one.

  83. Sri Vastav Reddy
    March 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

    i always dream to have it ..
    i'm praying to have this one. :-o
    and nice review Jackson :-)

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

      Thanks! Good luck!

  84. innkeeper
    March 31, 2012 at 3:56 am

    ipads are good if you have the money to buy one. as much as i would love one i am flat out justifying the cost of my desktop.

  85. pfarrell
    March 31, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Great job on the review. I have the iPad2 and your comments are spot-on.

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:09 am

      Really? Thanks!

  86. ujwal
    March 30, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    For very long time i am wishing to lay my hands on a tablet & what could be better than "ipad"..Thanks for this amazing giveaway..

  87. Lonnie Turner
    March 30, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I've heard a lot about the iPad, and even though I have a rooted Noon Color with Android Graham Cracker on it, I would love to WIN an iPad to utilize some of its different features that my Nook doesn't have due to the constraints of lack of hardware and software. I really think this could be the top of the line for the hand held pads.

  88. Rita F.
    March 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I'd love to win an iPad! I'm on this site all the time and forward it to friends that also find it helpful.

  89. Allen H
    March 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Sorry, but I do not go anywhere near Twitter or Facebook and never will

    • Karl
      April 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Amen, Allen!!

  90. DonnaB
    March 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    The giveaway begins now? I thought I had entered but that was weeks ago a different one perhaps, Thanks I'd better enter to make sure. EXCELLENT review Thank You

    • Donna b
      March 30, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      hmm it says my email is already entered so it must have started before today duh, better to check than not to try and win this right? Thanks!!

  91. Giselle ROldan
    March 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I would love to win this, as a student being able to work on the go is very important.

  92. Pat Shaw
    March 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Excellent Review,I am curious as to where one could obtain a code no. as I am not interested in a facebook acct. as I'm an older fellow and not interested in all that.Thanks again!!

  93. Marion
    March 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Winning my own ipad will release me from going to the store so my kids can play with the ipad(s) on display.

  94. David Ferrandino
    March 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Roses are red violets are blue....please pick @dave01568 for the

  95. Al
    March 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Make my day!

  96. Vibash Kunwar
    March 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    wow..! great giveaway..! wish to win...!

  97. Jim
    March 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Who cares about winning, it is spreading the word that is important

  98. Lee
    March 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm
  99. kao
    March 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm


  100. abeda
    March 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    its an expert review i think so its lovely to see the uses and the features that are very good therefore i love to win.

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:10 am

      Thanks, abeda!

  101. Arif Bilakhia
    March 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I Would Love To Win

  102. Asriel Rusdyawan
    March 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Great to have this kind of Apple's Product.
    Thanks for make this Giveaway comes true.
    I had got the Case but not the iPad itself..
    So I really hope to get iPad.

  103. Phil
    March 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Have always enjoyed the articles and have learned more than expected.

  104. Brian
    March 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm


    What about the faithful readers/subscribers that do not want any part of facebook or twitter? Are you that desperate for "Likes" that buying votes is the only way you can get any. That is so sad.

  105. Manny
    March 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Conclusions are right on

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:11 am

      Cheers, Manny! Thanks for that

  106. Frank
    March 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I would love to register for this but cannot (do not want to either) access Facebook or Twitter. Can you provide another option to registering for your giveaways! It would be greatly appreciated. Really nice reviews.


  107. Ayub Bilakhia
    March 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Excellent Review But If I Got This Ipad It Will Review My Self Also

  108. Daniel
    March 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Good review! I hope I can get one for myself.

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Cheers, Daniel

  109. Mary Ann Ontiveros
    March 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    good review about this ipad, This is the perfect gift for the love of my life :)

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:11 am

      It would!

  110. Allan Padilla
    March 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    excellent review! I would love to win this ipad for me and my mom to play temple run and to take some picture of the both of us :)

    • Yama
      March 30, 2012 at 5:19 am

      Temple Run is the Best Game!

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:11 am

      Thank you, Allan!

  111. Kindle Fire 2 News
    March 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Better go for a kindle though :)

    • Donna b
      March 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      I tried one I didn't like it. They say the Kindlel be much more expensive, any prices yet?

      • Fire
        March 31, 2012 at 11:46 am

        Between $249/$299 on the release probably, but nothing is certain.

  112. iZeljko
    March 29, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I would like to win in it, since apple does not selling it's devices in my country :/

    Greetings from Serbia

  113. Muhammad Suleman
    March 29, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Let see how lucky is my luck to get lucky with the new lucky iPad.If i get i will be lucky one because i cannot buy an iPad due to some financial crisis!

  114. Rumit
    March 29, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Lets see how lucky I am) Great review by the way, they really stuck those pixels into that device.

  115. Louis
    March 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Would love to win for our channel reviews.

  116. Louis
    March 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Would love to win this iPad. A big Apple fan and the owner of a large YouTube channel, "GeekHelpingHand" (

  117. Ashutosh Dave
    March 28, 2012 at 2:24 am

    As I cannot afford an Ipad, this is the best way to get it!!
    If I really win this ipad, I will use it in my studies and in reading ebooks and ofcourse itunes U!!!
    Hope this dream comes true!!!

    • extraction of essential oils
      March 28, 2012 at 7:03 am

      happy to see u ashutosh....Nice one i totally agree wid u....

    • Donna B
      March 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      Yes Itunes U is my love too and rather small on my Ipod LOL

  118. Vijay Chhuttani
    March 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I cannot afford an Ipad the other way... so will be more than happy if won this :)

    • Vijay Chhuttani
      March 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      I am also ready to pay for shipping if required... he he :)

  119. Andrew
    March 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Im glad this falls on my birthday! This would be a nice birthday gift! haha.

  120. Manuel
    March 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Done! Thanks for the giveaway :D

  121. Bhavani Chandra
    March 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Is this applicable for other countries such as India?

    Anyway, Thanks for Giveaway ....

  122. Samrudh Shetty
    March 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Never had an tablet wish I can have this

  123. Fabnomics
    March 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    i need a update my 1st gen iPad I wish to win that!!

  124. Naika
    March 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Yeeeeeey... The second one of giveways!! Thank you Jacson for your review... :)

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

      Cheers, Naika!

  125. Kevin
    March 27, 2012 at 5:23 am

    I feel kind of left out since I've tried many giveaways unsuccessfuly please upgrade the mobile sitd not all of us have computers. I'm from Kenya.

  126. Doris Calvert
    March 27, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Thanks so much for the review, it's always nice to get an open and honest review written so people like me that are not highly tech savy can understand. One if these babies would make life a whole lot easier, thanks!

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

      My pleasure, Doris

  127. Mary Bryan
    March 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I enjoy reading all of your Mac-related reviews. Thanks! MB

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Thank you Mary!

  128. Bob Scott
    March 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    We've been waiting and been waiting
    For what seems like an age
    Constantly connected
    To your Facebook page

    We've been reading all your reviews
    And clicked on all your links
    Where is this brilliant Giveaway
    That's what everybody thinks

    I'll take this off your hands for you
    I'll take it just for me
    So hurry up and post it
    My MakeUseOf Ipad3

    Followers You have lots
    I know you want some more
    But if you don't give away this soon
    You'll be reviewing the Ipad4

  129. Joseph Palmieri
    March 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter your sweepstakes!

  130. Nabeel
    March 26, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I'm dying to have 1.....:O

  131. Murali Aggithaya
    March 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for nice giveaway. Cant even afford to buy these things. :)

  132. Stefany Baez
    March 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    My birthday is on April 11th...would be damn cool if won the iPad.
    You guys rock, whether I win or not.

  133. Josh Wein
    March 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Ah I've never had an iPad but they look so cool! I just can't afford it -_-

  134. editmytext
    March 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

    So cool, thank you!

  135. Mark
    March 26, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Ipads 3 are really not a good version because then dont support pen drives

  136. king shedrach
    March 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    The new ipad review and giveaway is worth the stuff,its what you make of it.

  137. Harold Craig
    March 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    i need a update my 1st gen iPad is about to pass away

  138. David Ferrandino
    March 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks fill out form like on fb ,newsletter biweekly and twitter and did it all

  139. Vegan Chick
    March 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Can I participate from other country?

    • Jackson Chung
      April 2, 2012 at 6:14 am

      It's open to everyone.

  140. john
    March 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

    amazing review

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks, John

  141. Brian
    March 25, 2012 at 4:18 am

    nice review!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Cheers, Brian!

  142. Mary
    March 24, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks for this AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!! You are going to make someone very happy!!! Very Sweet of You! <3

  143. Charles
    March 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    This old guy would like one. Thanks for the chance

  144. Monique Jackson
    March 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Please oh please i hope i win the IPad!!!!!!!!

    I really want one but cant afford one!!!!
    If not its ok thanks for giving me the opportunity!!!

  145. Adella Gonzalez
    March 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I may be the only one out there without an Apple product! I think I'd go crazy if I had an iPad! Crazy is good though! :)

  146. Danny Roy Jenuil
    March 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I would like an iPad to replace my burdensome laptop just to get free internet access in public places. It's about time that I should have my first iDevice!

  147. Kari
    March 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Your code link is page not found

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Sure it is. Try again, please.

  148. deep
    March 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    how badly one should wish to win that!! i feel that.

  149. Sandy Jones
    March 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Great review. Wondering if I should give my ipad2 to my 20 something daughter and get the newer one?

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:47 am

      Thanks, Sandy! Well if you're able to afford it financially, I'd say, "Why not?"

      The iPad 2 is a great device but the new iPad is even better. So if you have a reason and the means to get one, go for it.

  150. Thomas Palmertree
    March 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I echo miftah, I would love to win. can not afford to buy one, but sure could afford to win one!

  151. miftah
    March 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    nice giveaway, hope I win :D

  152. siddharth
    March 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Brilliant review .... all straight forward and to the point ..i like it :D

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:47 am

      Thanks, Siddarth

  153. Bengt
    March 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Giveaway code page is down. Very nice review.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:48 am

      Please try again

  154. Richard
    March 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I used to have an iMac G5 that would argue against your claim about how Apple "always named" it's computers.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:57 am

      Well, you're right. Apple did used to name the iMacs to reflect the speed of the PowerPC processor (G3, G4, G5) with every new generation but since the switch to Intel processors in 2006, their naming convention changed as well. Now, iMacs are simply known as iMacs, not iMac i5, iMac i7. But hey, who am I to say what Apple is thinking?

      I'm one of those guys who think that Apple is trying to kill optical media. We'll see.

      [Broken Link Removed]

  155. Apisit
    March 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Nice review & Awesome giveaway!!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:57 am

      Thank you

  156. Harmesh Rohira
    March 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

    This is indeed the best review i have ever read for this beautiful yetpowerful device. So well artarticulated. Thanks for the wonderful share.

    Will be a great pleasure if i win this Tablet giant. :)

    However i have to say rather complain Jackson :)
    Evrytime i fill in the details and tweet and share/spread the word bout the awesome giveaways form MakeUseOf, i have never been lucky enough to win any of them...#sad (*makes puppy face*)
    Nonetheless, i shall keep trying my luck as an honest reader. :)

    Moreover, i have a there a way to get to the giveaway codes page on MUO fb page from the default fb app from my galaxy S2. All i can see is the main page (wall ) of MUO...i have to visit the page from my desktop to get the code..not able to reach the page from the app on my there a way to do that from phone itself..tried from browser app on the phone too...but to no avail. If you could help me out..tht would be great. :)

    Well for now i have done the above steps.
    Waiting for this awesome Giveaway !!! Fingers Crossed.. :)


    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 12:59 am

      Thanks, Harmesh. Giveaway winners are chosen randomly so keep trying and you'll get there.

      Well, I can't speak for Facebook and their lack of mobile support for tabs and applications. So I would advise you to continue doing what you're doing. You could also view the full Facebook website via your mobile, just don't use the FB mobile app.

  157. barneyimawesome
    March 24, 2012 at 11:03 am

    this is so cool man!

  158. Marlon Barri
    March 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

    A greater info than that of apple website + a giveaway!! what more can you ask for? i mean, MORE 'new' IPAD GIVEAWAY Jackson!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 1:00 am

      Thanks, Marlon!

  159. Masud Alio
    March 24, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Nice review. I cant wait for it to be in my warm comfortable hands.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 1:00 am

      Thanks, much appreciated

  160. Nathan Millar
    March 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

    A brilliant review, and good photos aswell.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 25, 2012 at 1:00 am

      Thanks, Nathan. I'm glad you liked it.

  161. Peter
    March 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Thanks for a chance on a great giveaway. My gratitude will be greatly increased if I win ;-)

  162. Avi Singh
    March 24, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Also, I loved the review. Now I'm dying to get my hands on it.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 24, 2012 at 8:40 am

      I appreciate that! Thank you

  163. Nimsrules
    March 24, 2012 at 4:59 am

    One of the most comprehensive reviews of iPad I've come across. Precise and no-nonsense. Thanks for hosting the giveaway too.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 24, 2012 at 8:41 am


  164. Beth Ann Johnson
    March 24, 2012 at 4:58 am

    I am dying for one!!!!!!

  165. tuiruru
    March 24, 2012 at 3:11 am

    There's going to be so many entries!

  166. yethz
    March 24, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I would love to have an iPad..

    Its time to try myself an iOS if I get a chance from MUO iPad Giveaway...
    I may not be as techy like most users here, but this is what I love doing. trying new things, in a techy ways :D

  167. Ashvender kumar
    March 24, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Ipad 3/"The new ipad" makes a 10 year student to 80years old granddad screams. Thats the power of steve's the new ipad.

  168. Ammon
    March 24, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I usually enter contests pretty half-heartedly, but I really, really wanna win this one!

  169. Daniel Perez
    March 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

    iHOPE iWIN iPAD!

  170. melawe
    March 24, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Hope I win. :) Never won anything here though I've entered many.

  171. hubert
    March 24, 2012 at 1:02 am

    cant wait to hold one in my arms

    March 24, 2012 at 1:01 am

    I have not used an Apple product since the Apple IIE. Would love to try an IPad!

  173. hubert
    March 24, 2012 at 1:01 am

    i think is better for ipad to come out with such a product , this is fantastic , going to start saving now to buy one , got to have this by all means cuz i have been waiting for this

  174. Sideshows Carnival
    March 24, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Great review!
    It would be so kewl for my first iPad to be one of these!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 24, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Awesome, thanks!

  175. Col
    March 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Thx guys for the review and giveaway!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 24, 2012 at 8:48 am


  176. dandy
    March 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    great giveaway...Who would not want to ipad,good luck all,thanks to

  177. vennesa
    March 23, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    cant wait to check out the new ipad

  178. vennesa
    March 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I can't wait to check out the new ipad!

  179. ellory
    March 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    i would love this

  180. eva
    March 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    i've do it! i want it so much!!!

  181. Michelle S.
    March 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks for such a thorough but concise review--it is one of the more informative ones out there. Thanks also for the terrific giveaway!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 24, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Thanks, Michelle!

  182. patricia s.
    March 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    love it.

  183. patricia s.
    March 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Can't wait to check it out!

  184. sham
    March 23, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for the in-depth review and the giveaway. Hoping for the best.

    By the way what's your take on overheating issue? Is it so bad as the people seem to say on the web?

    • Jackson Chung
      March 24, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Thanks and it wasn't a problem for me. I used it to play Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy for hours and I didn't really notice it "overheat". It does tend to get a bit warm but it surely isn't cause for concern.

  185. Vivian
    March 23, 2012 at 4:41 am

    You guys rock! Your blog is awesome!!!

  186. Vivian
    March 23, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Let's do it! Your blog is awesome, you guys rock!!!

  187. Heather Kalist
    March 23, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Wow, I would love to win the new iPad 3 for the family. Thanks for the chance.

  188. Pieter
    March 23, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I would love to win this SOOOO badly.

  189. Devinder
    March 23, 2012 at 2:58 am


  190. Devinder
    March 23, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I always wanted an apple thing, i just love the Apple. There is no way i can buy it right now but i can surely win it and makeuseof is giving me an awesome opportunity. how can anyone miss that?

  191. Walt
    March 23, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win an iPad which I can only dream about since I cannot afford it.


  192. Walt
    March 23, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win an iPad which would be very nice because I can only dream about having one.


  193. Sharon Thompson
    March 23, 2012 at 2:34 am

    I would love to have an iPad. My brother,brother-in-law, nephews and son-in-law all have one and really like theirs. We are all mac fans.

  194. Julius E. Catipon
    March 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Nice review!awesome giveaway like it!hope I'll get one!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 24, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Thanks, Julius

  195. Ron
    March 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Cool giveaway..... I need an ipad to go with my iphone and give something the kids can play angrybirds on and keep my phone free for calls.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Angry Birds Space?

  196. Jasper John S. Cecilio
    March 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Nice review!!thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  197. Michelle L.
    March 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for the in-depth review & of course the awesome giveaway!
    Good luck everyone!!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Much appreciated!

  198. Carl Nabbzy
    March 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. Looking foward to win this :)

  199. Catherine Rohr
    March 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Would love one!

  200. Tina Williams
    March 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Fantastic giveaway Jackson....... good luck

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Sure, all the best!

  201. Raymond Tinawin
    March 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you for giving us the chance to win a New iPad. I will also share this promo to my Facebook Friends and Pages. Good Luck to us all! :)

  202. Edwin Gonzaga
    March 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    nice cool giveaways.. i love this phone.. i want to have it..

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      It ain't a phone!

      • Edwin Gonzaga
        March 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

        sory wrong type.. i mean Ipad hehe

  203. Edwin Gonzaga
    March 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    nice giveaways... gudluck to me ^_^

  204. Ismael Viloria
    March 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Already Shared to my 5K friends on Facebook!!

  205. Mishaal
    March 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    i looooooooooooooove it........ give it to me plzzzzzzzzzzzz :P

  206. Tom1959
    March 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    The giveaway codes page is frozen, can only see first three codes, Zen, Pippity and ABBYY

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      Right click on the image and select "Reload Frame"

  207. Adrian N Carvajal
    March 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I just want to say that I saw the new iPad on display and it is cool, I have never owned an apple computer or device that is why I enter to this giveaway!
    Thanks and good luck to all!

  208. Ion Popa
    March 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

  209. Muhammad Ahmad
    March 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you very much for giveaway. I really like your efforts. If I win this ipad , I will give away it to my cousin. Waiting for ipad.

  210. Rushinth John
    March 22, 2012 at 10:26 am

    wow this article was damn interesting.

    At first wasnt much interested on the new iPad but after goin thru this article I'm cravin for it.

    Hoping for it in the Give-Away!

  211. Jack
    March 22, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I would like the new iPad, but can't afford it. Thanks for giveaway.
    Here is my tweet:!/jkitc/status/182770206618296322

  212. Pan Pikus
    March 22, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Excellent! Really cool giveaway. I'd like to get the iPad, for my wife for her birthday. I hope that I will succeed.
    Thanks & Regards

  213. Alex
    March 22, 2012 at 9:16 am
  214. TechBuzzard
    March 22, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Wonderful giveaway for makeuseof readers. Everyone out there seems to just love Apple products and hope the lucky one wins the new ipad. From the article, it seems the new ipad is one cool gadget to be possessed.


  215. Karen S
    March 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I'd love to win an iPad, so I can see what all of the hype's about. If I win, I promise an enthusiastic dance of celebration and a 'huzzah' directed towards the makeuseof site. Perhaps even a 'hoorah' or a 'woohoo!' if it's as exciting as everyone says.

  216. Kojo Eghan
    March 22, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I need a new device since I started using Nokia's 6303c 2010

  217. Kojo Eghan
    March 22, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I need a new device after I've used Nokia's 6303 since 2010

  218. Mayank
    March 22, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Giveaway is for only U.S. residents or for whole world??

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      It's open to everyone

  219. Priyanka Bhowmick
    March 22, 2012 at 6:09 am

    i am done :)

  220. Chris Hoffman
    March 22, 2012 at 4:11 am

    What are your feelings about the heat? The gossip going around the web is that it runs too hot.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Hey Chris,

      It might get slightly warm during gameplay but it's really nothing to worry about.

  221. C Cline
    March 22, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Terrific giveaway - Thanks

  222. Lydia Graham
    March 22, 2012 at 1:12 am

    wishing and hoping.???????? ???????? ????????

  223. Mark Higgins
    March 22, 2012 at 12:51 am

    All mine

  224. name
    March 21, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    "most 27? LCD monitor will typically have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels"

    No. 2560x1440.

    And f**k all those competitions/draws requiring usage of f**kbook, no way.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 12:36 am

      That's alright, no one's forcing you.

  225. Ravi Lamontagne
    March 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks alot for the chance to win

  226. Muhammad Qasim
    March 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    shared on twitter. here goes link to my tweet!/mqasim45/status/182595928119705600

  227. Muhammad Qasim
    March 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    entered 3rd makeuseof giveaway. InshALLAH will win this time.

  228. Nosco
    March 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    @king shedrach "...more easier..." is wrong... its just "easier".

  229. Raul
    March 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Crossing my fingers

  230. Raul
    March 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Crossing my fingers.

  231. christopher hale
    March 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    i have never had one what are they like and before anyone asks why its because i could never afford one even if i tried

  232. king shedrach
    March 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    life is more easier with the new latest ipad.

  233. Larry B
    March 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    You guys Rock!

  234. Amanda Carter
    March 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic prize. I would just love an ipad x

  235. Amanda Carter
    March 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Wow what a fantastic win. I would love an ipad x

  236. Dave
    March 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Would love to win an iPad as I have not got one, I tried one and loved it so count me in for this and thanks Jackson/Makeuseof for trhis giveaway.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 12:37 am


  237. Dave
    March 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Another great giveaway thanks Jackson/Makeuseof for this, would love to win an iPad 3 as it is a brill tablet as I have not got one. I have tried an iPad and loved it and with 16GB it should be fine for everyday use. Count me in for this please and thanks again.

  238. Prince Gomez Ghansah
    March 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Great deal

  239. Delirium Comics
    March 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    We could really use one, or two if you've got an extra, at Cons.!/Delirium_Comics/status/182528447413895168

  240. Junaid
    March 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Who doesnt like ipad :) Bring it on.

  241. Anish
    March 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm
  242. Rusira Dulanga
    March 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Woooow....... Awesome giveaway. Thanks I love that site.


  243. dilip roy
    March 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    awesome giveaway.Thanks.

  244. ayman
    March 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you very much for the giveaway I would like to have one
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    My Twitter
    I Subscribe to this blog and Share this on Twitter, Facebook

  245. Les L Siewert
    March 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    This one's for Mom if I win it!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 12:37 am

      That's sweet, Les!

  246. Jarek
    March 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful contest, take part in this contest because I have never possessed any thing with the famous apple logo. One of the reasons, not ownership of the famous apple logo are the costs, but unfortunately in my country this kind of product is very expensive, only colloquially speaking on such benefit can afford only "real businesspeople", unfortunately this kind of people do not belong, I'm poor student. Therefore, even more I wanted to win, it would be a wonderful surprise. So if I ask here, is very please to appoint me, and please do Count Me.

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    Best Regards Jarek.

  247. Luca Bottazzi
    March 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Cool giveaway, thanks.

  248. Toby Jones
    March 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    The giveaway ends on my birthday, surprise me...

  249. Naveen Kumar J
    March 21, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Cool giveaway. Hoping to win!!

  250. Mohammad Wasiullah
    March 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you very much for this Ipad giveaway I hope I will this
    count me in

  251. Richard Radtke
    March 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    As a disabled vet it is hard to purchase such expensive items like this, so I hope my email inbox gets good news.

  252. Stacy
    March 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  253. Ian H.
    March 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I don't have Facebook, so I can't enter the contest, but can you talk a little more about the battery - you mentioned that the increased battery capacity is largely offset by the screen, so it ends up with about the same life as the iPad2, but you don't say anything about charging times. Does the increased capacity significantly affect the time it takes to charge from empty? Also, can you charge the new iPad from a USB 3 port, or do you have to use the supplied charger?


    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

      Apple supplied the same 10W power adapter so yes, the charging time has increased. It can also be charged via USB albeit much slower.

      • Ian H.
        March 22, 2012 at 3:18 am

        Sweet, thanks for the info!

  254. abeon
    March 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Who wouldn't like to win Ipad 3? Great giveaway.
    Here is my tweet:!/abeon1/status/182485634894663681

  255. Narayan
    March 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    hope that i could win that free i pad.
    thanks for the chance to join.
    apple products have been always beyond my budget.

  256. suyanto
    March 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    thanks,l like it

  257. Vladi Torres
    March 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Haven't owned an iPad before, couldn't really think of uses for it. However, winning this could get me to re-think. ;-)

  258. simone lee
    March 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    great competition would love to win good luck to all

  259. Annguyen
    March 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    thanks you for give away, it'll be perfect give for my birthday ?

  260. Gaurav Rajasekar
    March 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm


  261. Bruce Epper
    March 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Been waitin' for this one!

  262. awesomechairs
    March 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    The 11th is my birthday :P

  263. val d
    March 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    this website rocks!! very informative hope i get to get an ipad ... wanna get a little bit more comfy with the Apple family ::)

  264. AmandaTambeau
    March 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Looks pretty great. I still love my iPad 2. Such a great business tool! But the new retina display really makes the new iPad shine. I read a lot of books using my iPad, so this is really something to look forward to!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 12:43 am

      And you should! The iPad 2 is still a great device by any means.

  265. stillalive
    March 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    new ipad!! woowhooo!

  266. Leo Bien Durana
    March 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Now the waiting game begins... Thanks for the chance, guys!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 12:44 am

      Good to see you again, Leo.

  267. Richard
    March 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    My birthday is the 12th of April, so this would be an awesome thing to know I won on my birthday *hint hint* lol

  268. Elden Ford
    March 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Really appreciate this website! I have learned lots, and can't wait to see what the future will bring.

  269. William Falls
    March 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I'm still a big Android tablet fan, but a FREE iPad could possibly bring me over to the other side. lol

  270. Michael Lochtefeld
    March 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Been a regular to this site for some time and love it! Would love an iPad even more! Its really awesome how you reward your readers with so many giveaways. You have given away some amazing software and tech, this is definitely a piece I would love to win. Thanks Jackson!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 22, 2012 at 12:44 am

      Awesome. Thanks, Michael

  271. Joseph Darwin Co
    March 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    hoping to win!

  272. Mick Genie
    March 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    excited :P

  273. Brian Tkatch
    March 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Too bad you need Facebook to see the code.

  274. Rene Gatdula
    March 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I can't sleep....;-)

  275. Karkala Nayak
    March 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for the Giveaway..