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The iPad's 9.7-inch screen takes up almost the entire front of the device, rivaling the size of netbook screens. Images are sharp and vivid on the backlit LCD screen, which uses technology called "in-plane switching" to ensure the display still looks good when viewing at an angle.

A built-in light sensor helps the iPad automatically adjust the screen's brightness based on its surroundings. Overall, the interface works like an iPhone or iPod Touch, so the millions of users who own those devices know how to navigate an iPad.

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Last updated April 02 2010: 7:02 AM ET
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