1. Ken_FSU's Avatar
    Anyone else surprised by how much heavier the new iPad feels in hand versus the iPad 2?

    No doubt the new iPad is appreciably better in almost every way, but I don't know, the form factor is going to take a little getting used to.
    03-16-2012 01:16 PM
  2. richard_rsp's Avatar
    I was surprised. I need to get it in a case ASAP before it slips outta my hands!
    03-16-2012 01:19 PM
  3. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    Yeah, I did notice that! Normally I have a SmartCover on my iPad 2, which makes it feel pretty dense/heavy, but the new iPad almost has the same feeling of weight, sans the Smart Cover.
    03-16-2012 01:22 PM
  4. Gixxer07's Avatar
    It's 51 grams heavier than the iPad 2 lmao.
    03-16-2012 01:39 PM
  5. ShadezOfGray's Avatar
    I still have the original iPad so it seems lighter to me. *Kanye shrug*
    03-16-2012 01:47 PM
  6. Ken_FSU's Avatar
    It's 51 grams heavier than the iPad 2 lmao.
    Lmao? Seriously?

    That aside, I don't know, maybe it's actual weight distribution, but it is very noticeable, as the above posters (and everyone in my office who's handled it) can attest to.

    I can't over emphasize how great everything else seems about the device (display and camera, specificially), but part of me is already looking forward to next year's iPad, which will likely slim back down to iPad 2 levels.
    03-16-2012 01:59 PM
  7. Gixxer07's Avatar
    Lol I was just saying. It's not that much heavier.
    03-16-2012 02:21 PM
  8. skoenig's Avatar
    Or grow but with much improved battery life... if Northwest gets their battery improvements to market sooner than expected with a little Apple love.

    Better Batteries : Northwestern University Newscenter
    03-16-2012 02:23 PM
  9. CrucialTK's Avatar
    Man, that 1.8 extra ounces is killin' me!

    /take a sip of my 32 ounce coffee, no probz!
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    03-16-2012 02:32 PM
  10. canadu's Avatar
    I can tell the size difference if I am to be honest but I feel more than compensated for the device maintaining a 10 hr battery life. I'm all smiles
    03-16-2012 03:45 PM
  11. gameboy213's Avatar
    Man, that 1.8 extra ounces is killin' me!

    /take a sip of my 32 ounce coffee, no probz!
    Weird how noticeable it is isn't it?


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    03-17-2012 11:33 AM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    I still have the original iPad so it seems lighter to me. *Kanye shrug*
    DIttos.
    03-17-2012 12:08 PM
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