The Good: The Apple iPad 2 is lightweight, fast and easy to use. The iPad 2 tablet comes packed with a number of new features that make it easy to see why the iPad is #1 in the tablet PC market. See all of the iPad 2 tech specs below!
The Bad: The iPad 2 has several limitations: first, Apple still does not support Flash on any of their devices (find out why); second, to make the iPad 2 as thin as possible the device was not equipped with HDMI or USB ports; finally, the iPad 2 camera picture & video quality is not as good as it could be.
Our editors say: Buy it! The iPad 2 is the highest selling tablet PC on the market for a reason. Apple is far ahead of the competition in tablet PC technology. The iPad 2 is easy to use, fast, reliable and an incredibly useful device.
To top it all off, Apple’s customer service and tech support is unrivaled–if you have any problems with your iPad 2, just take it in to any Apple Store and they will fix or replace it at no additional cost.
Compare the iPad 2 with: List comparison pages here (iPad 2 vs BlackBerry PlayBook, etc)
iPad 2 Specs:
Size & Weight:
Dimensions: 9.5 inches x 7.31 inches
Weight: 1.33 Lbs (WiFi Version) or 1.35 Lbs (WiFi + 3G Version)
Storage Options: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
3G Carriers: AT&T and Verizon (Unlocked Versions Available)
1GHz dual-core Apple A5
9.7 inch LED backlit display
1024×768 pixel resolution (132 PPI)
Fingerprint-resistant oleo-phobic coating
Camera & Video:
Front Camera & Video Recording (30 FPS, VGA-quality still camera)
Back Camera & Video Recording (30 FPS, 5x Digital Zoom, 720p High Definition Recording)
Geotagging (location-based tagging) enabled
10 Hours of normal operation on battery
25-Watt Lithium-Polymer Battery
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer
iPad 2 Picture Gallery:
iPad 2 Video
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iPad 2 User Reviews
Apple’s iPad 2 is the BEST tablet on the market. A review by Jonah L. of New York, New York
“I bought an iPad 2 for Black Friday this year–I got a great price by buying online and received the tablet in the mail a few days later. I have to say, having been a long-time Microsoft fan (I can’t STAND mac computers!) I was quite relieved at how simple and intuitive the iPad 2 interface really is. No need for user manuals or tech support–everything on the iPad 2 is easy to use, easy to figure out; I could (and may) give one of these to my 90 year old mother and I have no doubt she could figure out how to use it in hours. Apple, you have made a new fan out of my family and I.
Now, I can’t say I’m ready (or that I will ever be ready) to switch from PC to Mac, but I can say that the iPad 2 just became the Tablet PC of choice in my household. I compared the iPad 2 to other popular tablets like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab or RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook online and it was easy to see that yet again Apple’s technology reigns supreme. Apple’s iPad 2 does not come with a small price tag, but personally I would rather pay for an excellent product that ‘gets it right’ the first time rather than paying for multiple useless products. Apple guarantees their work and I found out that I can take my iPad 2 in to the Apple Store at any time for help or service. The iPad 2 is not good, it’s GREAT.”