iPad Video FAQ: How Good is the Web Surfing?

It's here and we'll be bringing you our full review soon, but we're just as excited as you are to share some of our first impressions. We're starting with web surfing and will soon provide our take on typing, games, and more.

Apple says that using Safari on this tablet is like holding the Web in your hand and it's indeed immersive. Plus the scrolling and zooming are fast, thanks to that 1-GHz A4 processor. Check out the videos below to see what the web is like on an iPad and how both page load times and the overall experience stack up against a netbook.

The first video is a comparison of web browsing using the iPad and an Acer Aspire netbook.


The second video is a speed test loading CNN.com on the iPad, iPhone, and an Acer Aspire netbook load nytimes.com.


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