Conclusion: Nevertheless the iPad 2's upgraded dual-core A5 processor and the PowerVR GPU are a true force to be reckoned with. In addition to the new hardware under the hood, Apple was able to slim the iPad 2 by a third, a very noticeable improvement when holding the device and carrying it around. The redesigned aluminum back sits more flush against a flat surface than last year’s model and the curved sides feel more natural in your hand.
Conclusion: The original iPad was the best tablet available a year ago. Now, the iPad 2 is the best tablet available, though it really hasn't diverted from the original formula. We’re still waiting for a proper Android-powered riva l to appear, a year on. Whether that’s because the first iPad was so far ahead of the curve, we don’t know, but if you’re looking for a tablet, this is the best.
Excerpt: Apple's new iPad 2 is currently so popular that it's difficult to buy. Along with its impressive hardware however, there are a few weak spots and a couple rough edges in its current software release.
Pros: Strong, clean, attractive design now thinner and lighter, Natural touch interface is simple and elegant to use, More than 65,000 iPad apps and games now available, Makes a great mobile tool that works with your computer, Fast 802.11n wireless networking, 3G data options, exceptional battery life, Reasonably priced hardware and 3G service with no contracts, Supports FaceTime video conferencing
Conclusion: But with an LCD bleed like this it should be alot cheaper, like $200 cheaper unless Apple plans to fix it. I’m really looking forward to what Motorola and RIM have to show us. Filmed with the Flip Ultra HD , edited on iMovie.
Conclusion: The new Apple iPad 2 is a positive step forward in the evolution of tablet computers. The addition of cameras, RAM, and a dual core processor certainly adds to the long term viability of your investment. Applications, video streaming and games will increase in size and scope as developers can pack more pixels, NPCS and code to be able to provide better quality games with the added hardware.
Conclusion: Apple has done a great job of taking what was already a compelling product and making it even more enticing in its second generation version. If you skipped the original iPad, the iPad 2 is a great place to get in on the tablet action. If you already have an iPad, the second generation model is a nice upgrade, but if what you have still meets your needs it isn’t necessarily a must-have purchase.
Pros: Better performance and graphics, thinner, more comfortable to hold, video mirroring.
Cons: Poor camera quality, tapered edges make ports and buttons difficult to use.
Excerpt: and hopped a flight to Guatemala. I'm going to go ahead and declare my well-travelled little tablet the first iPad 2 in the developing world. It's probably also the first iPad to make it to the top of an active volcano- but more on that later. There's a lot of reviewing to do first.
Excerpt: The iPad 2 builds on the success of the original iPad. It's slightly thinner and smaller, while also including two cameras - one on the front for video calls and the other one on the back that can take 720p HD videos at 300 fps. In addition, this generation of the iPad comes with a faster, dual-core Apple 5 processor.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port