Apple iPad 2

A Gold Standard in Tablet Computing

Apple’s iPad has become a gold standard in tablet computing.

Gracing the market in multiple configurations — from the iPad Mini 1, 2, and 3 to the iPads 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as the latest iPad Air 1 and 2 — it has played stiff competitor to Android and Windows tablets alike.

As tablet computers have grown in popularity Apple has managed to attract many to its sleek, elegantly designed iPad. With smooth, graceful lines incorporated into a minimalistic case design, the iPad looks and feels like just what it is — an incredibly advanced tool and significant step forward in tablet computing.

Running Apple’s intuitive iOS and boasting state-of-the-art hardware, these tablets exude versatility — and certainly not at the cost of performance. 

The iPad features USB and headphone ports, great speakers, a camera, and both Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity.

Bottom line, the iPad — in all its iterations — is a versatile performance tablet that oozes style while remaining as ergonomic as any of its competitors.


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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The iPad 2 is equipped with a 9.7-inch (1024×768, 132 ppi) multitouch glossy LED-backlit IPS display. It runs a version of the iOS operating system that powers the iPhone and iPod touch. Therefore, it is compatible with thousands of iPad-specific apps and most apps for the iPhone/iPod touch, but not Mac OS X apps.

It is powered by a custom-designed 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 system on a chip. It includes GSM, front and rear mounted cameras, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, A-GPS support, an accelerometer, a three-axis gyroscope, an ambient light sensor, and digital compass. It also has a speaker and a built-in microphone. This iPad is 0.34 inch thick, weighs just 1.35 pound and is constructed of glass and aluminum. Its case is offered with a black or white front and an aluminum back. 

The iPad 2 models include system-wide mirroring support, a thinner, lighter case design, and faster processors. They also support a new magnetic Smart Cover that conveniently protects the screen, while automatically putting to sleep and awakening this iPad.

1.0 GHz Apple A5
512 MB 16, 32, 64 GB
USB Dock, Headphone
Tablet/Slate iPad 2
9.7″ Color 1024×768 (132 ppi)
802.11a/b/g/n 2.1+EDR
Wifi Only/2G/3G Data + Wifi 0.7 Megapixels
Lithium Polymer (25Whr) N/A
9-10 Hours N/A
MC773LL/A iPad 2 3G (AT&T)
A1396 (EMC 2416) iPad2,2
iOS 4.3 (8F190) Current
Original Price (US): $629-829 (depends on configuration)

 

Rating overview

  • Design
  • Versatility
  • Quality
Total score
Excellent 5

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