iPad Review Roundup: Apps and iBooks too expensive?

By Posted 1 Apr 2010, 14:36

For all those of you planning to pick up a swanky new iPad tablet from Apple this weekend, we have a collection of reviews for you to read, from some of the most well respected sites on the internet.

As reported from BGR, reviews for the iPad come from the likes of the New York Times, PC Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and many more.

The general consensus of the reviews seem to suggest that Apple has got it right with the iPad, delivering a pretty impressive and stylish portable tablet PC to customers.

However, one of the reviews from TIME seems to suggest that the Apps and iBooks are too expensive – which may put some of you off. Don’t forget, it was only yesterday that we told you about ASUS’ plans to release tablets of their own – so there is plenty of variety on the market.

Check out some of the reviews below, head to BGR for full details.

NYTimes – [Read]
PC Mag – [Read]
WSJ – [Read]
TIME – [Read]

  • Jerkee

    WTF, just got my ipad, love the hell out of it but what are they thinking with the book prices. There is no binding needed for an e book, no distribution costs, no wastage, no physical product at all but they are charging a premium for the product. I'm the one paying the electricity bill in order to charge my device to read the book.

    If I can walk into a Costco, buy the exact same book, in Paper, for 6 to 7 dollars how the hell can apple justify charging me $11.99 for the digital version? Yeah, yeah, it's more convenient, well let me tell you, I'm at Costco at least twice a month anyway, and I buy 6 or so books everytime I'm there, at an average price of $6.50 each that is a savings of $65.88 over buying an ebook. That more than pays for my gas to get there. And when I'm done I can resell that book and recoup some of my costs, or give it to a friend or family member to help their budget.

    So we have a product that is cheaper to make, free to distribute, doesn't require any over head, no physical presence required and they are charging twice the going rate of the physical product. I'm no economist but does that make sense to anyone but Apple?