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Apple iPad (2nd Gen) A5 1GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

bytheway.gr Editor's Choice teknokulis.com Gold
A5 1GHz iOS 16GB May 2013
Processor Model Processor Clock Speed Operating System Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
Thin. Light. Fully Loaded.Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. 10-hour battery life.1 Over 200 new software features in iOS 5. And iCloud. All in a remarkably... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site thought that this tablet computer was marvellous and gave it one of their highest awards. Teknokulis.com gave this Apple tablet computer a "Gold" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including bigpicturebigsound.com, teknokulis.com and ilovetablette.com this tablet computer has an overall expert rating of 71%.

Good User Reviews

On average, iPad (2nd gen) owners rated this tablet computer 83 out of 100.

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

Apple is one of the best tablet computer manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its A5 processor tablets.

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Good Size

Several Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners who purchased this tablet concluded that it was thin. Bigpicturebigsound.com mentioned “Thinner, faster than original iPad” in their review. Five years ago expert website Cellphonequick.com mentioned in their review “The iPad 2 is thinner, faster”. Cellphonequick.com also wrote “Thinner and lighter than ever”.

Easy to Use

Some Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Expert website Cellphonequick.com wrote in their review “The iPad 2 right now is cheaper than any other tablet, easier to use than any other tablet.”. Cellphonequick.com also wrote “Easy to use”.

A number of customers who reviewed the Apple iPad (2nd gen) said that it had a good experience. Cellphonequick.com said in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review “New internal hardware compared to the original iPad makes an already good experience better”. Cellphonequick.com also wrote “If you enjoyed the core iPad experience and dont plan on using the cameras a lot, then by all means pick one up”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners who reviewed the Apple iPad (2nd gen) said that it had a good battery life. Bigpicturebigsound.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Excellent battery life” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen).

Nice Design

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Apple iPad (2nd gen) was a good design. Cellphonequick.com said “Extremely fast, sleek design, amazing apps” in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Hardwarezone.com.ph mentioned “Beautiful Design” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen).

Good Technical Features

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) reviewer reckoned that it had good features. Five years ago Bigpicturebigsound.com said “Enhanced feature set including two () new cameras” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen) and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Hardwarezone.com.ph mentioned “3G connectivity, slim, sturdy, battery”.

Robust

One customer who bought the Apple iPad (2nd gen) considered that it was strong and durable.

Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has one of the larger screen sizes amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) the screen sizes range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 8.8".

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Very Long Browsing Time

Across all the A5 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years the browsing times range from 9h to 10h. With a browsing time of 10 hours, the Apple iPad (2nd gen)'s browsing time is one of the longest amongst A5 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

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Very Short

The average height of A5 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago is 190mm, and the heights range from 8.8mm to 250mm. With a height of only 8.8 millimeters, the iPad (2nd gen) is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One customer considered that it was not good quality. Cellphonequick.com wrote “Screen is looking dated, camera quality not that great”.

Not 4G Compatible

The iPad (2nd gen) is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago are also not 4G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might want to look at the Apple iPad Mini (£278.00).

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Not 3G Compatible

Most A5 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years are not 3G compatible. The iPad (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Only 960 X 720 Pixels Main Camera Resolution

The biggest main camera resolution of the iPad (2nd gen) is 960 x 720 pixels. That's 25% less main camera resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels tablet, which is the most common main camera resolution.

A 960 x 720 pixels main camera resolution is in fact the worst main camera resolution across all tablets of this age and type.

The best main camera resolution amongst comparable types of tablet computer is 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The iPad (2nd gen) has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most tablets of this age and type. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen) the best internal memory type is LPDDR3-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3Lm-SDRAM.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most similar spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago. The worst Bluetooth version of all comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen) is 2 and the best is 4.1.

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Very Thick

Tablets of this age and spec have thicknesses of between 7.2mm and 250mm, and the average thickness is 34mm. With a thickness of 241.2 millimeters, the iPad (2nd gen) has one of the thickest thicknesses amongst A5 processor tablets of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad (2nd gen)

Released Over Three Years Ago

This A5 processor tablet computer has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen).

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini (£211.75) (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 15 tablets of a comparable type and age to the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the iPad (2nd gen) is two which is average.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Second Camera Resolution
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Main Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Document Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS
Design
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour
Battery
Browsing Time
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Operating Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Height
Kids Tablet
WiFi
Operating System
SIM Card
DVI Port
Thickness
Width

2 Awards

bytheway.gr Editor's Choice teknokulis.com Gold

Expert Reviews

(18)
11 April 2013

Overall, the Dash Folio is a solid?if not flashy?protective case. The many viewing and typing angles make it functional, too. However, I think it's better suited for an iPad 2 than for subsequent...

16 June 2012

The flood of sleeves, cases and accessories for the new iPad continues unabated, and we recently received two new products from X-Doria. The Dash Folio Leather (US$49.99) and Sleeve Stand ($29.99)... Read more…

10 May 2012

While everyone's needs are different, our ideal iPad case is as follows: thin, light, protective, and usable. That's the killer combination, and of course a nice design is important too. This... Read more…

3 April 2012

The folio-style cases all have the same unique X-shaped rubber iPad/iPad 2-accommodating frame inside, consequently leaving the top, right side, and bottom of your tablet largely exposed. They... Read more…

16 March 2012

Apple's third generation iPad has reached our labs, but before we give you the full review, here's a quick look at one of the key features of the new iPad - the increased screen resolution of 2048... Read more…

Beautiful Design
Great Operating System in IO 5
5 Processor is still fast
App Store is larger than any other for tablets
Performance
Dated Screen
Cameras are poor and let the tablet down
New Model Released
Micro SIM
Adobe Flash
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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 28 November 2012 by Sharen
(Verified Purchase)

I bought an Apple ipad 2 wifi/bluetooth tablet 64GB 9.7 inch ips rear camera and front camera from TTsims for £422 on the 25th June 2012 that stated was NEW. Within Five months the ipad screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2014 by A gallagher
(Verified Purchase)

I only got an I pad because everybody else has one, maybe i am a dinosour but I like my laptop better with its nice proper keypad, Item was promised by Thursday 20th but arrived on 18th, fantastic... Read more…

Never had seen blacks like this - better than a movie theater
Colors pop and are deeply saturated, even across wide images
3D great with glasses that don't darken the picture
Curve screen eliminates side-wall windows' light reflections (not from the back wall, though
Easy to use smart TV features, including search of your networked computers for images and music
HDMI ARC is fussy connecting to Onkyo receivers
Reviewed 27 December 2013 by C.C. James
(Verified Purchase)

What's not been said? These really are great, smooth, quick, intuitive. Just a great device to have for a range of uses. Aside from the apps and browsing , I use it often with Bluetooth speakers... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2013 by Joy
(Verified Purchase)

I am absolutely delighted with my iPad which does what I want and more. It is so easy to check my emails without having to boot up the computer...

Quality build, its simply the best portable device on the planet, it can do anything and has apps from all the best media and productivity you can imagine. Camera is decent, microphone and chat abilit
NONE you kidding me
Reviewed 3 February 2013 by F. Mears
(Verified Purchase)

So good I'll be buying another one (because this one was in an accident and the repair guy repaired it so that it doesn't work) DO NOT GIVE A CRACKED IPAD TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR PLACE--TAKE IT... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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