Our technology correspondent, Jason Stamper, will offer his verdict later today. Meanwhile, in pictures, here is the latest offering from Apple.
A worker holds the new Apple iPad during an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts on 27 January 2010 in San Francisco, California. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, introduced the company's latest creation, the iPad, a mobile tablet browsing device that is a cross between the iPhone and a MacBook laptop.
An event guest plays with the new Apple iPad during the Apple Special Event in San Francisco. There has been huge advance interest in the new mobile tablet browsing device.
A guest plays with the new keyboard on the Apple iPad.
A guest tests the iPad for size at the event in San Francisco. There has been intense speculation in the media and in industry about whether the iPad will kill off the electronic notebook and transform the mobile market.