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Apple iPad (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad (2nd Gen) A5 1GHz 16GB 9.7" 3G Tablet Editor's Choice Gold
A5 1GHz iOS 16GB Jul 2014
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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

We checked 6,464 owner and expert reviews for Apple tablets and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically within its A5 processor tablets range.

3G Compatible

The iPad (2nd gen) is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other A5 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen) are not 3G compatible.

If you want a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might also want to consider the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718157_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen) are also not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth considering include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718157_price].

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the iPad (2nd gen) is 29GB, and the internal storage capacity range from 4GB to 64GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad (2nd gen) has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Very Low Second Camera Resolution

The lowest second camera resolution of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) is 0.3MP and the highest is 1.2MP. With a second camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the iPad (2nd gen) has one of the lower second camera resolutions amongst A5 processor tablets of this age.

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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 frequently found main camera resolution.

A 960 x 720 pixels main camera resolution is actually the worst main camera resolution across all comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

A 3264 x 2448 pixels main camera resolution is the best main camera resolution across similar types of tablet.

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Very Short Browsing Time

At only 9 hours, the iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly short browsing time compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for more than two years. The browsing times of tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the iPad (2nd gen) range from 9h to 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.3h.

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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 are a comparable age to it. Across all tablet computers of this type and age the worst Bluetooth version is 2 and the best is 4.1.

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Apple released the iPad (2nd gen).

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1 gigahertz, the iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

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Average Screen Size

The iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty average screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 15 A5 processor tablets that are a comparable 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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2 Awards Editor's Choice Gold

Expert Reviews

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
Dated Screen
Cameras are poor and let the tablet down
New Model Released
Micro SIM
Adobe Flash
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User Reviews

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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