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The iPad 2 improves on the original in many ways, including a significantly faster dual-core CPU, improved graphics and a thinner footprint. The iPad 2 also manages to shave off 0.2 pounds for a total weight of 1.33 pounds on the Wi-Fi only model. Apple has included two cameras on the iPad 2 – a VGA-quality front facing lens for FaceTime and a rear-facing camera capable of recording 720p video.
Support for FaceTime.
Browsing improvements in new iOS.
Choice in data carriers.
Apple's iPad 2 is dramatically thinner.
FaceTime video chat.
Two color options.
Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold.
Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds.
Thinner than the original.
New A5 chip offers faster graphics processing, general performance.
Dual cameras for video chat.
HD video recording, and stills.
Won't run on 4G network.
The iPad's screen resolution hasn't budged.
There's still no Adobe Flash support.
Ports for HDMI, USB, and SD all require adapters.
New integrated cameras produce blurry, grainy images that are unacceptably weak for still photography and look poor when forced to fill the display.
Video recorded by the rear 720p camera is only acceptable.
Modest reductions in headphone port audio.
Tediously slow to charge.
Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups.
Image quality with rear-facing camera is not great.
Front-facing camera is not HD.
No earbuds included.
By CoolSmartphone on May 04, 2011
I get it, I really do. If Im honest this is the tablet that all other tablets ape. Its as slim as a magazine and is the device everyone seems to want. Heck, Ive wanted one of these for quite some time. The device we have here is the...
By HardwareZone.com on April 28, 2011
And thus, the news is finally official. Apple's iPad 2, which was slated for an April launch in Singapore, has been given an actual launch date on 29th April. The iPad 2 will be available to order from 1am via Apple's online store, or from 10am...
By Channel News Australia on April 18, 2011
The iPad 2 is suppose to be the benchmark for tablets. But is it? We take a look at the device that is already on backorder in Australia.Say what you like about the original iPad, you'd have to be deluded not to admit that Apple's equally lauded...
By TechRadar on April 08, 2011
TechRadar has already reviewed Apple's new slimmer, sexier iPad 2.In short, it's a keeper, but Apple also makes a more expensive 3G version and it's worth considering what it brings to the table before you make your purchase.So, with a shiny...
By Computer Shopper on April 01, 2011
Seamless hardware and interface design, plus an unparalleled ecosystem of apps, keep the iPad 2 a step ahead of the emerging tablet pack. You'll want to be aware of some important factors, though, before picking a data carrier....
By Pocket-lint on March 29, 2011
Yes, the cameras could have been better on the iPad 2, the screen could have been a higher resolution and were desperate to see iOS5 enhancements, but overall, we love the iPad 2. We love it like we loved the original. We just don't love it...
By CNET Asia on March 14, 2011
The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product. Its easy-to-use interface, vast app catalog, and marathon battery life bolster Apple's claim to being the king of tablets....
By iLounge on March 14, 2011
One year ago, pundits were split but surprisingly pessimistic regarding the prospects for the iPad (iLounge Ratings: A- (Wi-Fi) / B+ (3G)), Apples first tablet computer. Though the iPad possessed an intuitive multi-touch interface, unrivaled...
By TechReviewSource on March 10, 2011
Review Date: 03/10/11 Bottom line: The clear standout in the ever-widening sea of tablets, the Apple iPad 2 brings a slimmer design, faster processing, dual cameras, and FaceTime video chat to a tablet that already had a leg up on the competition....
By PCWorld on March 09, 2011
The iPad 2 remains the tablet to beat, even though its improvements represent just a satisfying aesthetic and spec evolution over its predecessor. Apple iPad 2: Tablet Is Thinner, Lighter, Faster to Use Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB Review, by...
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