iPad size comparison: DS, PSP, Kindle and more

The moment Steve Jobs wrapped up his propaganda-esque pitch for Apple’s “what is this for?” iPad, we immediately wondered just how big it would be compared to the other handheld devices gamers typically use. Using something called a “ruler,” along with “pencil and paper,” we measured and mocked up the iPad standing next to leading machines – and then promptly used Photoshop to present them. Paper sucks, man.

Above: The iPad vs Nintendo, Sony and Amazon (click for HUGE)

Above: The iPad pseudo-stacked on the same devices. The DSiLL is massive!

Above: Screens-only comparison – iPad obviously the largest

What do you think of the iPad thus far? Interested? Waste of money? Sound off in the comments!

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  • Ravenbom - February 1, 2010 5:57 a.m.

    I don't know why you'd buy this instead of a netbook. Can't multitask, no flash 9, no camera, no keyboard, no usb, and it's more expensive than the usual netbook. Plus, you know there's going to be a tablet PC with a touch screen that does all this and more by the end of the year that makes the iPad look stupid.
  • super0sonic - January 31, 2010 9:18 a.m.

    Why do people keep complaining about the black strip around the screen? Without it you would be touching the screen when holding making it hard to use the touch screen.
  • epenn03 - January 28, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    what about the Archos 9 tablet?
  • DrLovez69 - January 28, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    I don't get it! It's so friggin' big! why would people want to whip that out on the bus or tram?! Itouches are damn near perfect, I HATE needless updates of tech, (PSP, DS) RORY MAD
  • Fiirestorm21 - January 28, 2010 11:21 p.m.

    I can lounge around more comfortably than with a laptop while browsing the web and watching videos and reading ebooks with iPhone-style touch controls, except, see if you can follow this, IT'S A BIGGER SCREEN. Seriously, some of the haters of this thing sound ridiculous. It's like their moaning about someone making a 20-inch CRT TV and then coming out with a 70-inch plasma and how that second TV is "just the first one on steroids" and it doesn't have a ton of extra features and it's more expensive. It's a bigger screen. Bigger screen = more real estate for movies, videos, web sites, etc. If you don't want that, then that's your call, just stop being so friggin' obnoxious about it.
  • RanGo - January 28, 2010 9:28 p.m.

    What about Skiff ? inkscreen ereader versus backlit devices ?
  • infestedandy - January 28, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    The iPad is a joke. But the thing I really can't stand is how people say that "they'll wait for the fourth or fifth generation." Are you kidding? It's like the DS or the PSP. We need to stop constantly purchasing the same products. Oh and if you need evidence of the iPad shortcomings, check out this gizmodo link.
  • FreekinIdiot - January 28, 2010 5:58 p.m.

    @GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly Don't you mean the best thing ever? Woah, maybe letting my pervy side show a little too much now...I'll go away and spread my filth on another article.
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - January 28, 2010 5:46 p.m.

    @FreekinIdiot the iPad version of DOA is gonna be ridiculous
  • FreekinIdiot - January 28, 2010 4:28 p.m.

    Sorry, I meant, 'I might have preferred' not provided. Damn retard fingers/brain. Sorry for the double post!
  • FreekinIdiot - January 28, 2010 4:25 p.m.

    @GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly Genius. I think I might have provided this app though... think of the possibilities!
  • Xeacons - January 28, 2010 4:20 p.m.

    Maybe people won't care about the iPad itself, but hopefully with its introduction, the iPod's price will come down! I mean, it looks great, but for something that large, I was hoping it would stand on its own, like a laptop, not an oversized PDA. And how would you protect it? It looks like it would get broken too easily.
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - January 28, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    A couple more helpful images:
  • FreekinIdiot - January 28, 2010 12:37 p.m.

    @nik41507 Couldn't agree more. Why not incorporate flash? or a camera? or any of the things nik41507 mentions? I don't understand the logic. Is it just so they can release I-Pad mark 2 a few months down the line with these options now installed so they can then shift another load of units? If so then F**K YOU APPLE YOU BUNCH OF C**TS!
  • Bossco - January 28, 2010 10:38 a.m.

    I'm getting one. Hopefully mobile networks will bundle free them with a 24 month mobile broadband SIM. That would be a sweet deal.
  • jmcgrotty - January 28, 2010 7:54 a.m.

    I'm confused. There are people that give a damn about this product. You sure?
  • Gonzobot - January 28, 2010 4:49 a.m.

    Except there are dozens of apps you can't run because there is no hardware to support it! Why in the hell are they sticking with the four icons on the dock BS? Are they trying to create a nation of jailbroken devices? Because that is the only value I can see in this ridiculous POS - having a customized portable Linux terminal!
  • kgelner - January 28, 2010 4:27 a.m.

    People are overlooking how nice it is to have an iPod Touch, with way more screen space, and the ability to run ANY iPhone app you already own... with lots of them probably seeing updates to add iPad specific features.
  • nedjinski - January 28, 2010 4:17 a.m.

    That Dell Mini 5 is starting to look better every day . . . . GSM 3G Wi-Fi 2 Cams Skype Mozilla etc etc etc
  • Cwf2008 - January 28, 2010 3:19 a.m.

    Great more kissing up to the much is Apple paying these sites?

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