The new iPad packs a punch!

The latest offering from Apple is a stunner packed with absolutely mind-blowing features and here’s why we are drooling all over it.

The third iPad improves upon its predecessor with a quad-core graphics chip, much larger battery and super fantastic screen. With 1,536 x 2,048 pixels to its name, it offers more detail than a 1080p TV with around 3.1 million pixels on-screen.

The new iPad is equipped with four times more pixels than the iPad 2 and its Retina display transforms the entire iPad experience so that everything looks and feels incredibly lifelike and perfectly detailed.

The Retina display wouldn’t be possible without the new and powerful A5X chip. It drives power to every one of the 3.1 million pixels in the display. And its quad-core graphics processing makes everything you do on iPad feel incredibly responsive. From the little things like swiping, scrolling, and pinching to the big things like editing photos in the new iPhoto, applying titles and transitions in iMovie, and, of course, playing games.

None of this new jazz affects the battery life of the iPad 3 as you still get up to 10 hours of power to read, watch, play, write, and create whatever you want.

Fitted with the iSight camera, the third-generation iPad includes a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera that utilizes the same optics system that debuted in the iPhone 4S. The ‘tap to autofocus’ mode as well helps correct the sharpness and exposure levels of the images. Further, the full HD video recording has come to the iPad, with video stabilization and noise reduction. No more 720p for you.

The voice dictation is not quite Siri, but it will recognise English, French, German, and Japanese.

Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg summed up Apple’s offering in less than a third of his allotted 140 characters. “Many Android tablet vendors weeping right about now,” he said in a Twitter post. What’s your take? Let us know if you agree/disagree with the same.