Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 1.33 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 4.3
Media streaming AirPlay
CPU brand Apple
RAM size 512 MB

Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 9.5 inches
Width 7.31 inches
Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 1.33 pounds
Color Silver / White, Silver / Black
Speakers Mono

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 768 px
Resolution (Y) 1024 px
PPI 132
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Software

Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 4.3
Media streaming AirPlay

Processor

CPU brand Apple
CPU model A5
Clock speed 1 GHz
Cores 2

GPU

Brand Imagination Technologies
Model PowerVR SGX543MP2

Memory

RAM size 512 MB
RAM type DDR2

Storage

Internal size 32 GB, 64 GB, 16 GB

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR

Front Camera

Effective pixels 0.3 megapixels
Video resolution VGA
Video framerate 30

Rear Camera

Effective pixels 0.7 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Video framerate 30

Ports

Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections iPod

Sensors

Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 25 Wh
Removable No
Quoted use time 10 hr

Benchmarks

The Verge Battery Test 8 hours 52 minutes

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8.5

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  • Software 9
  • Battery life 10
  • Ecosystem 10
  • Dock 7

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    Reviewed by doctorwhofan98 (Currently owns)

    The iPad 2 is a reasonable consumption device, but that's about all. I barely ever use it to be honest. The screen is terrible, and you can't do anything productive. If you really need an iPad, get a Mini or the 4. A positive of the device is, however, the great app selection.

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    Reviewed by AussieCamper (Currently owns)

    The iPad 2, although it does not have a Retina Display, or the A5X/A6X chip, remains a great option for buyers on a budget who are looking for a screen bigger than the iPad mini, although still thin and portable.

    A small waring to buyers: because you are using an old generation, you might not get as much updates/features as the new models may get.

    Also: you should consider getting a Smart Cover/Case: they are great as a kickstand and nice and colourful.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by whiteshirtonly (Previously owned)

    SOFTWARE: The same as the iPad mini: I have no doubt that Apple will update iOS to be more powerful. It's already very stable and reliable. Only some functions need to be added, as the competition is stiffer with Windows and Android. It isn't the fastest iPad with its A5 chip, but the software optimization let the device manage the apps pretty well. The ecosystem of apps gives possibilities and power to the iPad. There is no way to worry about having an app for a certain task or hobby. Gestures are nice and the touch experience very responsive.

    HARDWARE: iPad has been the benchmark in the tablet space for almost 2 years now. Its design is still relevant. The screen resolution is ageing of course, but is still very efficient with nice color reproduction. It allows the iPad to last 10 hours on a single charge.

    The iPad is the device that convinced me that the 10" form factor of a tablet was a fantastic, productive design. It did deliver its promises. The only major expectation I have from Apple is to add more and more functions to iOS to benefit from the larger screen of the iPads compared with the iPhone/iPod. Because in terms of design and hardware, Apple reached a milestone difficult to exceed.

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    Reviewed by mujanovic (Currently owns)

    Beautifully designed toy, ideal for reading books, magazines, casual browsing, playing games or watching videos. Lack of Flash makes it sometimes annoying, smaller other issues (bad Facebook application, no Facebook integration...). Screen and sound are just amazing, main camera is not the best, but anyway it's not very practical to use tablet for taking photos (I prefer something that fits easily in your hand).

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by PCG1 (Currently owns)

    One of my favourite possessions, here's why:

    * Amazing battery life
    * It feels light and comfortable
    * Super thin, overall a great design
    * Great apps, I can even stream MKVs from my NAS box

    Things I want:

    * Increased pixel density
    * A more fluid OS feel, so more powerful hardware
    * Even better battery life
    * FaceTime HD

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by kekspernikai (Currently owns)

    I love my iPad 2, even as a person that prefers Android generally. It is a fantastically designed piece of hardware, and it takes absolutely everything I throw at it, with few crashes. That said, crashes do happen occasionally. The way iOS works inside Apple's "walled garden" does get frustrating at times, when I compare functions to my robust Android devices. The speakers are mono and aren't too crisp, but they get plenty loud and that is what matters to me on a tablet. The cameras are completely terrible and almost unusable in most cases. The display may be my biggest gripe. The IPS LCD is fantastic at showing colors and letting lots of light through, but the resolution is extremely low for a device this size that I want to read on. This will be fixed in the iPad 3 most likely, as well as Android tablets running the Tegra 3 and the next-gen Exynos (T3 has resolution support up to 2560x1600).

    All in all, I give it a hearty recommendation as the tablet to buy if you are OK with iOS. If you're not a current tablet owner, the battery life over a laptop or "cheap" tablet will astonish you.

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    Reviewed by rgritt (Currently owns)

    Compared to all other tablet options in the market the iPad 2 is a no brainer; that being said, it's not perfect. While the design of both the software and hardware is elegant and functional there is a lot that still needs to be done to make iPad 2's productivity powerhouses. My only real serious complaint about the ipad 2 is that the display is no where near what apple can (and should) be putting on a device as content oriented as the ipad. Though I would be very surprised if the iPad 3 didn't have an HD display, I really think that is a features that shouldn't have been skipped on the iPad 2. Nonetheless, the iPad is still the industry leader in tablets by miles and is the best buy in its class.

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    Reviewed by Joseph_Phoenix (Currently owns)

    I've been skeptical of tablets in general. I didn't plan on owning any tablets but rather stick to laptops because I've found laptops to be a better all in one device (media, writing etc)

    My dad recently got me an iPad 2. I feeling got off the fence and got a tablet. My interest had peeked with the Amazon Kindle Fire. I've been playing it for a couple of weeks and here's my initial impressions:

    In my honest opinion, I find the iPad to be purely a consumption device. I've watched more movies, Netflix and Hulu Plus and played more games on the iPad 2. They keyboard is big enough to be typed on but I can't see myself sitting down for long periods of time typing on the device. I could buy the keyboard for the iPad but isn't that what my laptop is for.

    The apps for the iPad are greatly. The developers really took advantage of the iPad specs are designed very fast, fluid apps. Bing may not be a popular thing on the internet as far as search goes but Microsoft designed a great app for the iPad. Very nicely done, very fast.,

    Like I said earlier, I primarily use the iPad for media consumption. Watching videos on the iPad is great. It looks so clean when the videos play. I've been watching a lot of trailers and videos on Netflix. (The Dark Knight Rises trailer looks great)

    The battery life is pretty good as well. Apple does a great job when it comes to battery life on their devices. Call me impressed.

    In conclusion, if I had to recommend a tablet to anybody, its definitely the iPad. I'm not really a brand guy. I just care about the quality of a product and I think Apple nailed it. I've played with a couple of Android tablets. They're good but not as good. The closest thing I could see being a competitor to the iPad could a Metro UI tablet from Windows 8. So we'll see.

    All in all, I give the iPad 2 a score of 9. I recommend it

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    Reviewed by SirGibler (Currently owns)

    Hardware:
    The iPad 2 is slim yet solid, and the Smart Cover doesn't compromise the thinness or design like the 1st generation iPad's first-party case did. The speaker grill is unfortunately placed, and the front facing camera is placed off-centered if you want to use FaceTime in landscape. The rear facing camera isn't great, but that's what my 4S / DSLR are for right?

    Software:
    iOS 5 brought lots of improvements to iPad that I'm sure you're already aware of. The browser is great, multitouch gestures are useful, and iCloud is super simple. I do wish, however, that there was better notification syncing between devices. Apple has done a good job getting developers to write for iPad; unlike the complete lack of tablet optimized apps for Honeycomb / ICS for tablets.

    Wrap-Up:
    There are plenty of viable competitors to the iPad now (I'm looking at you Transformer Prime), but without apps, Android tablets are just shiny pieces of metal and glass. Sure, they have better cameras and faster processors, but they simply cannot beat the App Store's quality and quantity of apps.

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    Reviewed by Zacharyscott (Currently owns)

    This is the best piece of technology I own, I use it more than any other and while some people "can't find a place for it" I couldnt imagine my life without it. I think that in future updates Apple's basic features in the OS, the multitasking, the springboard, some of the original apps, need to be updated to be a little more leek a desktop, and a little less like a 3.5", because if you think about it, the iPad is much closer in size to a computer than a phone.

    Oh and the cameras need a major upgrade.

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