In the iPad review by CNET, they claim that the device is ahead of its time: “A proof of concept. A concept car, even. A work in progress, really.” This was due in part to the tablet missing basic functions like Adobe Flash support, a 16:9 aspect ratio display, and most of all, its exclusivity to the AT&T network for 3G data. Video after the break.

Here’s what Apple needs to do: stop trying to convince me that an iPad is better than a Netbook. Start pitching this thing as the actual replacement for paper. Get some serious content deals with periodicals and papers.

[via CNET]