Apple iPad2

Apple iPad2

iPad 2We never thought the screen on the iPad 2 (or the original iPad, for that matter) was lacking, but the iPad’s new Retina Display is simply eye-popping. On the 2012 iPad’s release date, a handful of apps took full advantage of the screen’s capability, but we can easily see app makers lavishing their efforts on that 2,048×1,536-resolution screen before long. iPad games should especially benefit. High-definition movies and TV shows look simply gorgeous, and video shot with the built-in, full-1,080p recorder is stunning. And the new still camera makes the iPad 2’s snapper look like a joke (which, at 0.7 megapixels, it basically was). It also has

  • No 2G network
  • NO sim
  • Announced 2010, January. Released 2010, March
  • BODY Dimensions 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm (9.56 x 7.47 x 0.53 in)
  • Weight 680 g (1.50 lb)
  • DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches (~132 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch
  • Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • No SOUND Alert types
  • Loudspeaker Available
  • 3.5mm jack
  • No MEMORY Card slot
  • Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 256 MB RAM
  • No DATA GPRS
  • No EDGE
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Has bluetooth, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • USB  v2.0
  • No CAMERA
  • OS iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5.1.1
  • Chipset Apple A4
  • CPU 1 GHz Cortex-A8
  • GPU PowerVR SGX535
  • Sensors Accelerometer
  • iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser HTML (Safari)
  • No Radio
  • No GPS
  • No Java
  • Colors Silver
  • – iCloud cloud service
  • – Twitter integration
  • – Google Maps
  • – Organizer
  • – MP4/MP3/WAV/AAC player
  • – Photo viewer/editor
  • – Audio/video player/editor
  • – Document viewer
  • – Predictive text input
  • BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Stand-by
  • Talk time
  • MISC Price group
  • TESTS Display Contrast ratio: 776:1 (nominal)
  • GENERAL 2G Network N/A
  • SIM No
  • Announced 2010, January. Released 2010, March
  • Status Discontinued
  • BODY Dimensions 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm (9.56 x 7.47 x 0.53 in)
  • Weight 680 g (1.50 lb)
  • DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches (~132 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes
  • Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • SOUND Alert types N/A
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • MEMORY Card slot No
  • Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 256 MB RAM
  • DATA GPRS No
  • EDGE No
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • USB Yes, v2.0
  • CAMERA No
  • FEATURES OS iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5.1.1
  • Chipset Apple A4
  • CPU 1 GHz Cortex-A8
  • GPU PowerVR SGX535
  • Sensors Accelerometer
  • Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser HTML (Safari)
  • Radio No
  • GPS No
  • Java No
  • Colors Silver
  • – iCloud cloud service
  • – Twitter integration
  • – Google Maps
  • – Organizer
  • – MP4/MP3/WAV/AAC player
  • – Photo viewer/editor
  • – Audio/video player/editor
  • – Document viewer
  • – Predictive text input
  • BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Stand-by
  • Talk time
  • MISC Price group
  • Display Contrast ratio: 776:1 (nominal)

 

Take all of this together, and this is the strongest iPad yet. It’s the clear model to get if you’re buying your first iPad. If you already own an earlier iPad, though, the answer to the upgrade question is a little less clear. Read on to find out why.

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