A number of “pundits” (who probably did liberal arts degrees and don’t know what a textbook is) have commented that the iPad is too heavy. Like all things, your actual experience depends on your own situation. I have specifically prepared the following comparison to demonstrate that the iPad is much, much lighter than you might think.
Which one of these is heavier than other ?
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The iPad doesn’t particularly weigh more or less than a book does. A 300 page trashy novel is less, but a good sized paperback at 600 pages weighs about the same. A Cisco textbook typically weighs a LOT more.