What is it?
The Apple iPad combines the functionality of a notebook computer and a mobile phone.
How does it work?
The iPad is essentially an ultra-thin computer with a touch sensitive screen and no physical keyboard. It connects to wireless networks and can run thousands of different applications, including office software and games. Data is entered using a virtual keyboard that appears on the touchscreen.
Why are iPads useful?
The large screen means iPads can display much more information than a smartphone, but are thinner and lighter than a notebook computer.
Want to know more about iPads?
Check out the official Apple website.