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Old 03-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #7
WT Sharpe
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Originally Posted by jocampo View Post
I don't want to bias my own poll... but if its weight is more than what we have now, I will not.

The only reason why I returned or changed my iPad1 was because I bought it about a week before new one came out. When I confirmed iPad2 was thinner and not so heavy as iPad1, I decided to go for most recent model instead. I knew it was going to be more comfortable to hold; I was right.

I know retina display is really a nice bonus for those who use it as an ereader, but to me, weight is an important factor as well. I want something comfortable and light when reading.
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Originally Posted by ilovejedd View Post
Yeah, well, I consider the iPad 2 neither comfortable nor light. I've had it fall on my face a couple of times while reading that I only use it when I absolutely need the bigger screen (mostly for comics and manga). Heck, even the Nook Color, I consider to be too heavy.

For normal reading, I'm either on my iPhone, iPod Touch, Nexus S or PRS-350.
Unfortunately the iPad 3 is heavier than the iPad 2. The Wi-Fi version is 1.44 lbs, and the 4G model is 1.46 lbs. That's in contrast to the 1.33 lbs. for the iPad2 Wi-Fi, and 1.34 & 1.35 lbs. for the iPad 2's 3G model (depending on the carrier). At least none of them are as heavy as the original's 1.5 pounds, but they're moving in the wrong direction.
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