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Out of all the “Best of 2012” picks, this one required the least amount of thought. The third-generation iPad was easily my favorite gadget of the year. Like my iPad 2, I love it for being an incredibly diverse entertainment device that allows me to read web sites, read comic books, watch movies, play games, and more. The third-generation iPad kicks things up a notch by offering an incredible 2,048 x 1,536 screen that’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s actually hard to look at the iPad 2 after getting used to the resolution of this year’s iPad. The outstanding hardware is complemented by the most robust selection of apps and media around, thanks to iTunes. It’s just a perfect blend of hardware and software.
Once again, Apple has owned the tablet market with the iPad and once again the company has completely owned me with its amazing tablet computers.
Now it’s your turn! What was your favorite gadget of the year? Whether it’s a phone, tablet, television, or some other piece of consumer electronics, please share your choice in the comments section.