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The new iPad is sleek, sexy and boasts new Retina technology that makes its screen's quality and viewing experience rival that of a high-definition television.

But, some reports have indicated that it is also more fragile. According to a SquareTrade drop test that was cited in The Washington Post on Friday, the iPad 3 and iPad 2 were dropped from waist and shoulder levels to assess their fragility. While the screens of both each model shattered, the new iPad's screen also reportedly loosened and "almost popped off."

While the new iPad's screen may be more delicate than the previous model, that isn't necessarily cause for skipping out on the iPad 3. When a product is upgraded to have a higher quality display, thinner design and a more lightweight exterior - and still contains more power and speed than its predecessors - it's rare that it won't be a bit more fragile. The Apple MacBook Air, for example, was the ultrabook computer that followed the MacBook Pro. It was even thinner and lighter than the Pro, and as a result, is more delicate in many ways.

In addition, to accomodate for better screens, computers have switched from the glass cathode ray tubes (CRT) that were used in early desktop models to liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors. While CRTs could be touched and cleaned just as easy as a window or mirror, their visual quality and brightness was poor and very straining on eyes. LCD screens on the other hand, while more sensitive and fragile, are now used almost exclusively because they provide a higher quality viewing experience.

To learn more about the new iPad, or purchase one today, contact your local computer and laptop accessories company.

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