Today Apple announced its greatly anticipated new tablet computer: the iPad. Will the newest product in the Apple family be the next big thing, like the iPod and iPhone, or will its price tag, $499-$829, be too high to compete with other netbooks and tablets? Will it be a threat to Amazon's Kindle? We're about to find out. C atch up on Slate's coverage of the iPad, tablet computing, and Apple in general. Also read our collection of the best writing about the iPad on the Web.
Slate on the iPad
"I Love the iPad: Apple's new tablet is the computer I've always wanted," by Farhad Manjoo. Posted Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at 4:45 PM ET.
"The iPad Is Finally Revealed," video on Slate V. Posted Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010.
"Apple vs. Obama: Which is more important: politics or technology?" by William Saletan. Posted Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
"Computers Should Be More Like Toasters: My hope for the big Apple announcement: a tablet that's as easy to use as an appliance," by Farhad Manjoo. Posted Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.
"The iState of the Union: Steve Jobs delivers the annual presidential address," by Josh Levin and Chris Wilson. Posted Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.
"Is Gawker's 'Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt' Illegal?" by Ben Sheffner. Posted Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
"The Flat Computer Society: Everyone's ecstatic about the Apple tablet. But what are we supposed to do with it?" By Farhad Manjoo. Posted Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
"The Tablet Hype: They can't possibly save magazines and newspapers," by Jack Shafer. Posted Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009.