The iPad is heavy

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They said it weighed 1-1/2 lbs which doesn’t sound so bad at first, but I don’t know how long I’d be able to hold it in one hand and read or watch movies. After 10 minutes, my hands are aching. A case with a stand or some way to support it will be a requirement for me.
 

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I just got back for the Apple Store and haven't really played with it yet. I did get the Apple case that has the stand so we will see. I really want to get a few books on this thing and see how it goes.
 

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Yes, it is heavy! I gave it to my husband to read his Kindle book on. I want him to try it out before he decides to get one too. I have the case on order and hope that will help some with propping it up on my lap. I haven't had a chance to read on it yet, but I will later - although I don't see how it will be comfortable to read on in bed, unless I'm sitting up. Overall, I love it!
 

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Sitting here with the case propping it up on my lap, not heavy at all. But I wouldn't want to hold it up for long.
 

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Sitting here with the case propping it up on my lap, not heavy at all. But I wouldn't want to hold it up for long.
Oh it's fine propped on your lap even without a case but holding it up is definitely a problem for any length of time.
 

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I agree with both of you. It feels expensive, but I wouldn't want to hold that expensive product for too long. My wife remarked that it was heavy and said Real Racing HD was like a workout.
 

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Yes it is a bit heave,but it sure beats having my MBP sitting in my lap all the time. And to think I didn't want one of these when first announced. This thing is sweet and fast. I hope the new iPhone gets the same processor.
 

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I agree with both of you. It feels expensive, but I wouldn't want to hold that expensive product for too long. My wife remarked that it was heavy and said Real Racing HD was like a workout.
It'll be the next Wii-like success :eek:k:eek:k
 

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i was surprised by how heavy it is too. it's not like a ton of bricks, but definitely more substantial feeling than i expected. it's been awhile, but it seems heavier than holding a macbook air.
 

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Yeah, does feel pretty dense. Even with all the space inside (judging by the teardown pics) -- gotta wonder how much heavier the 3G model is...
 

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Interesting. Now I really want to try one out to see how heavy it is. I think Apple products tend to be heavier than they look because they are usually thinner than the competition (not like theres much direct competition with the iPad right now, but still).
 

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I bet the battery has a lot to do with the weight, which is completely worth it to me. To me it's not really heavy, but the first time you pick it up it does seem heavier than expected from the size. They sure crammed a lot of wow into there.
 

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It is a little heavy, my lap has been my stand, and I don't know if I'm the only one but I find the volume really low.
 

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Yeah, does feel pretty dense. Even with all the space inside (judging by the teardown pics) -- gotta wonder how much heavier the 3G model is...
I’m guessing only a few ounces more, if that much. The additional circuitry for 3G is small and they replace part of the aluminum back with plastic (about an inch of it at the top).

It is a little heavy, my lap has been my stand, and I don't know if I'm the only one but I find the volume really low.
I was actually surprised at how decent the volume and sound quality were.
 

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I’m guessing only a few ounces more, if that much. The additional circuitry for 3G is small and they replace part of the aluminum back with plastic (about an inch of it at the top).



I was actually surprised at how decent the volume and sound quality were.
Is the volume comparable to a MacBook? I was really surprised how good the MacBook's speakers were when I got mine.
 

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Hmmm, maybe it's my iPad. I have the volume all the way up and it's on the low side. I thought of v1 iPhone. Maybe I'll have to compare with another.
 

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It is a little heavy, my lap has been my stand, and I don't know if I'm the only one but I find the volume really low.
Actually i thought the vole e was great. I played around with a model today and for how chaotic it sounded In the Apple store, I was able to hear the videos on YouTube (played the viral "charlie bit me" video and also on nytimes. And the came through pretty nice.