Source: The New York Times
quote: Even at 13.5 mm/903 g it's still looks very slick with the magnesium case and keyboard/cover. The iPad 3 is 9.4 mm and 660 g, so it's true its ~40 percent thicker/heavier. But remember -- the first generation iPad was 13 mm thick and everyone thought that was just peachy at the time.
quote: And also you're comparing an Apple to an Orange -- the Ivy Bridge chip will be vastly more powerful than the 1 GHz A5X, allowing for much more ambitious apps. And that's not to mention that being able to use legacy x86 software, access to full-fledged Office, etc. opens a world of possibilities.