Reviewed by GubbyMan (Currently owns)
The best device I ever had. I bought my white iPad 2, 32 GB 3G at launch day and I've used it 5 to 10 hours a day since then.
The front design of the iPad is so minimal and the thing is so thinn and really easy to hold. I like how the display is a 4:3 ratio so it doesn't feel too long or too wide in portrait or landscape orientation. The display is great, though I sometimes wish it could have less glare and higher pixel density. The front camera on the iPad is good for Skype and FaceTime calls. The back camera is good for occasional video and I also use it a lot to take photos of documents I want to save. The speaker is good enough.
My iPad 2 currently runs iOS 5. It's a simple os that does everything in an easy way. I do miss some apps and other things that PC:s have (things like Flash, Torrents and game emulators...) but it's not a big deal. The A5 works really well with the software. There are no lags and everything runs as smooth as it could. Some games like Real Racing and Infinity Blade are amazing and I'd like to see more games like those in the future. There are a lot of apps in the AppStore right now and most of them works fine.
The battery life is amazing, it usually last around 10-14 hours (depends on screen brightness). The iPad 2 really changed the way I do things. I always have it with me, even though most things can be done on my iPhone. The iPad have replaced my PC for so many things. I use the iPad for surfing the web, watching videos/movies, gaming (mostly casual gaming), reading, note taking and writing reports and reviews like this one. :) I also use it as a GPS sometimes so iPad is a "do everything device" to me.
The best thing about the iPad is that everything is so fast and easy to do. The no-lagg experience, the battery life, the many apps and things like the Smart Cover and iCloud is what is making this device so good. The iPad is the best device I have ever owned.
- Design 10
- Display 9
- Camera(s) 6
- Speakers 8
- Performance 10
- Software 10
- Battery life 10
- Ecosystem 10