Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G)

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Reviewed by Jesse Coleman (Currently owns)

I have had and iPad 2 since the beginning of June, and overall, I love it. However, I do have complaints. Below is my explanation for the ratings I chose:

Design: Very sleek design, feels nice and solid, but it's a bit heavy for use when laying down. The smart cover is fantastic.

Display: The display is very nice, but I wish it were sharper. I'm tired of seeing pixels on my screens.

Camera's: Straight up terrible, but then again, when would I ever use them? I can see cameras being useful on a tablet as inputs for software (like augmented reality, scanning, etc.) and video chat, but I would never use it just to take a photo or video.

Speakers: They get the job done. Sometimes they seem a bit soft when I'm watching Netflix.

Performance: Wonderful. Nearly everything is fast and responsive. Certain 3rd party apps seem to have their problems, but that's not necessarily the iPad's fault.

Software: Mostly very nice, but frustratingly limited. File management is a complete nightmare, and is the one thing holding back my iPad from being a computer replacement. Case in point: when I have a document in Pages that I want to open in iBooks, I have to email the document to myself from Pages, go to my inbox, and then open the attachment from my email in iBooks.

Battery Life: Very good

Ecosystem: Fantastic! So many apps!

Dock: Don't have one, don't know.

The Breakdown

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  • Design 9
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  • Camera(s) 4
  • Speakers 6
  • Performance 9
  • Software 6
  • Battery life 9
  • Ecosystem 10
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