Apple's latest creation is here, and it's pretty darned hot. The iPad re-invents the consumer tablet space with an easy to use touch screen, familiar iPhone interface and seriously gorgeous hardware. No, this can't replace your computer or your smartphone.
It's meant as a leisure device for those who can afford the $500 and up price of admission. It provides a fantastic way to watch iTunes movies and videos, seriously impressive gaming, solid eBook handling and lovely looking periodical applications. The iPad has a 9.7" capacitive touch screen, weighs 1.5 lbs. and has WiFi (3G models are forthcoming). We spice up our review with videos of Netflix movie streaming, HD gaming and more.