What Do Green Bloggers Think About Apple's iPad?

So the iPad has finally been revealed, and we don't mean the house! Is it a technological revolution or was it a bit of a predictable anticlimax? Apart from the unfortunate feminine hygiene jokes that are spreading rapidly through the Twitterverse, what we're most concerned about here at TreeHugger is what are the environmental pros of this gadget, if there are any? Jaymi, our resident tech guru, was quick off the mark yesterday with Green Features We Love in Apple's New iPad. Let's see what the rest of the blogosphere has to say about it.Earth2Tech: The Apple iPad's Green Grade: B by Pedro Hernandez
"Last week, we took the best information surrounding the iPad and made predictions about the device's eco-attributes, and we ended up being pretty spot-on. So how did the iPad fare in terms of a green grade?"

Ecorazzi: Apple iPad Tablet Keeping It Green by Michael d'Estries
"While the keynote is still going on, we managed to spy a shot that shows off the "Environmental Checklist" of the device. Staying true to Apple's mission to make a "greener" computing device, the iPad is free of arsenic, mercury, BFR, and PVC."

Greenbiz: Apple's new iPad is Deep Green, but a Planet-Saver? Nope by Matthew Wheeland
"Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad -- something along the lines of a blown-up version of the iPhone. Weighing 1.5 pounds, just half an inch thick, and 11 inches tall, the iPad aims to be the Next Huge Thing for technology."

Inhabitat: IS IT GREEN? The Apple iPad by Ariel Schwartz
"The tablet will, of course, save some trees from being chopped down -- that's the benefit of any e-reader that replaces print media. But at the same time, the Center for Sustainable Communications in Stockholm, Sweden, recently conducted a study showing that reading a newspaper on a computer for 30 minutes can have the same carbon dioxide emissions as a printed newspaper."

USNews: Apple iPad Touts Environmental Cred by Maura Judkis
"So far, so good. But Martin LaMonica of CNET rightfully points out that these measures only go so far - the rest is up to users. New product launches put techies on an Sisyphean quest for the newest gadget, but that means a constant cycle of replacing still-working technology."

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