Apple iPad 2: The TechSpot Review

By on March 25, 2011, 6:01 AM
“The third post-PC blockbuster product” – this is the phrase that Steve Jobs used to describe the iPad at their recent media event for the iPad 2. Regardless of how you feel about the company or their products, there is no denying that Apple is one of the best when it comes to product design and marketing. Eager consumers flock to get the latest Apple hardware each year, often waiting in lines hundreds deep for hours on end.

The original iPad launched in April 2010 and managed to sell 15 million units in nine months. That equates to roughly $9.5 billion in revenue for Apple and perhaps one of the most successful tech launches in history. Granted, not even Apple could predict the iPad's rocketing success.


The iPad 2 improves on the original in many ways, including a significantly faster dual-core CPU, improved graphics and a thinner footprint. If the 300+ people that were in line ahead of me on launch day or the continued shortages across the US are any indication, both Apple and their loyal customers have a promising year ahead.

Read the complete review.




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Guest said:

So then, if there is to be nothing 'personal' about this device, and that it does no 'computing', then what is it Mr. Jobs. Just what is it exactly?

Guest said:

Significantly faster dual-core CPU? LOL no Apple app supports dual core!

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

"Post PC" it's shit like this, Jobs....you cocky ass.

Guest said:

You, my friends, have some serious issues.... :)

How does the success of Apple's tablet make you so bitter?

It is interesting indeed to see how many trolls show up on every apple related article...

Anyhow... great review!

Thanks!

Staff
Rick Rick, TechSpot Staff, said:

Guest said:

Significantly faster dual-core CPU? LOL no Apple app supports dual core!

Ignorance is a terrible thing.

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Guest said:

Significantly faster dual-core CPU? LOL no Apple app supports dual core!

/facepalm

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

If it had flash I would be alot more likely to buy one. I recently used a kindle for the first time and really liked the screen for e-reading and thats just complicated the issue. As a device you can't really complain its got better features this time round - outputting 1080p over hdmi and dual core, better graphics and more ram. Shame the OS is so locked down.

Guest said:

Hi! What wallpaper is it? It's amazing! Could someone our the reviewer point to it please?

Staff
Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

We just uploaded the wallpaper from the review on the picture gallery, it definitely looks great on the tablet's screen.

Guest said:

Ipad 2 has only 512MB of RAM. Google "ipad 2 ram 512mb" for proof.

No wonder they won't publicly reveal how much RAM it has, cause it only has HALF of the other competitor tablets. LOL

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