1. Retina display. 2048×1536 resolution is unheard of. Its rare to even find computer monitors that come in that resolution. The display on any portable device is the heart and soul of the device. Even when the iPhone 4 screen size was small, the Retina display destroyed any other competing phone on the market for almost a year. No other manufacture could respond. 2. LTE. With AT&T and Verizon that have both proven LTE is super fast (I have a work phone with LTE and I get no lower then 10 megs down, thats faster then my internet at home!). Imagine surfing at broadband speeds on the road where 4G is available. 3. Apple A5X. The CPU and GPU is blowing the lids off any other tablet on the market. It is the most powerful tablet on the market, bar none. It will be able to play high res games and complex apps. The A5X is nothing to sneeze at. The amount of engineering it took to make it even possible to fit in a thin device should earn the engineers Nobel prizes. 4. Price. Even with all the tech crammed into a thin package, its still the same price as last years model. That new high resolution display is probably not cheap, but Apple is good about dominating suppliers worldwide and probably got a deal. 5. Battery life. Even with a powerful processor, the new iPad is able to maintain its battery life. With 3x the amount of pixels on the display (From 1 million to about 3 million!!) the iPad is still able to squeeze out the same battery life. It has a much bigger battery, but thats amazing because the iPad isn't all that much thicker. Now thats $@*& amazing.