In Consumer Reports, it picks iPad 2 above all other tablets. The only other tablet that came close was the Xoom and it tied for second with the first generation iPad and personally I wouldn’t have given Xoom second place as Honeycomb is still buggy causing crashes and feels more like a beta equipment. Even Google said it rushed Honeycomb. They also reported that the iPad 2 lasted 12.2 hours playing a looped video. Does anyone know how long the Xoom lasted, as I don’t have a subscription to the consumer reports?
It all comes down to the experience and the iPad is just wonderful to use and yes I would call it magical. Magical, not in you don’t know how it works but in the way you feel when using it. You can read the CNN report here or here for 9 to 5 Mac.