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Apple's new iPad in video review

Take a look at our video review of Apple's new iPad, its latest tablet which comes sporting a new screen, camera and processor.

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Apple has been the leader in the tablet market since it launched the original iPad in 2010, and two models later with no radical design overhaul, people still can't get enough of this sleek slab of tech.

The new iPad went on sale today, and you can take a look at what Luke makes of the new Apple slate by hitting the play button on the video review above.

Arguably the most exciting thing about the new iPad is the retina display, which is the same one that can be found on the iPhone 4S. While it didn't blow Luke away, the 2,048x1,536-pixel resolution is certainly a glorious sight to behold.

A more beefy processor is stashed away inside the slim chassis of the new iPad, although it must be said that the much-heralded A5X chip is not significantly more powerful than the A5 chip found in the iPad 2. Neither tablet is exactly suffering from a lack of speed however, and the nippy scrolling experience is just as lovely as ever.

It's only fair to say that the camera on the iPad 2 was pretty chuffin' rubbish, so it's pleasing to see a more competent 5-megapixel snapper on the latest version. While it won't replace your favourite digital compact, taking pictures and editing them using iPhoto on the big, shiny screen is an absolute joy.

While to the untrained eye there is almost no discernible difference between the two equally stunning iPads, the new iPad is in fact thicker and heavier than the iPad 2. It's still comfortable to hold in two hands however, and the extra bulk is likely to be a result of the 4G LTE technology and powerful battery that can be found tucked away inside.

Whether you choose to spend this many pennies (£399) on a single gadget is a big decision, and if you already own an iPad 2, you might be better off keeping them stashed away for a rainy day. There isn't really enough of a difference between the new iPad and its predecessor to justify upgrading unless you're a die-hard Apple fan.

If you've been hankering after an iPad for a while though, now might just be the perfect moment to take the plunge -- a better sliver of tablet you'll not find anywhere. Watch the full review to see for yourself.

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