iPad 3 Review: Better Than Anything Else, but Kind of a LetdownJoe Brown3/24/12 11:00amFiled to: ipad reviewipadAppleiosbestmodoGadgetsTopReview5842EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink There are many things the new iPad is:AdvertisementA lovely objectA spec bumpThe future of home computingThe best tablet on the marketAnd there are many things the iPad New is not. But we're going to skip right to the end of that list and hit you with the main point:AdvertisementIt is not worthy of a press conference.We've spent more than a week with this thing, and yes, the screen is lovely. That A5X processor is a tab-loading, game-rendering beast. Yes, the optional stupid fast LTE connection smokes even my leveled-up home cable connection. And yes: It is pretty. But if you've owned—or even played with—an iPad before, Cupertino's new hotness will leave you cold. It's an upgrade. It feels like an optional configuration rather than something, shall we say... resolutionary. And that, frankly, is a bummer.