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Apple iPad (2nd Gen) 1GHz 64GB 9.7" 3G Tablet

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1GHz iOS 64GB 9.7" Dec 2012
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There's More To It. And Even Less Of It.Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same 10-hour battery life. All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even... More
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Apple Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

Apple has excellent average ratings for its A5 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other brands.

A Best Selling Tablet

According to Amazon sales data, the iPad (2nd gen) is a popular choice amongst people who purchased tablets in the last 3 months.

4G Compatible

The iPad (2nd gen) is 4G compatible, unlike most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen) which are not 4G compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4G compatible tablet computers currently available including the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718153_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad (3rd gen)[plb_1275490_price].

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3G Compatible

The iPad (2nd gen) is 3G compatible. Most of the other A5 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) are not 3G compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3G compatible tablets currently available that you might also want to look at including the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718153_price] which is cheaper.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Apple iPad (3rd gen)[plb_1275490_price].

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Eight Battery Cells

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) is a eight battery cell tablet.

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Fairly Long WiFi Browsing Time

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a quite long WiFi browsing time (10 hours) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the iPad (2nd gen). The WiFi browsing times of tablet computers of this age and spec range from 3h to 170h, and the average WiFi browsing time is 12h.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the A5 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years the internal storage capacity range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 29GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has one of the smaller internal storage capacity amongst A5 processor tablets of this age.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718153_price] (64GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst tablet computers of this age. Tablets that have been around for more than two years have processor clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,300MHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the memory clock speeds range from 400MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,200MHz. At only 533 megahertz, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Apple 30-Pin Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Apple 30-pin, which is the most commonly found docking connector type on tablets of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Low Second Camera Resolution

With a second camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a quite low second camera resolution compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen). The second camera resolutions of A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen) range from 0.3MP to 1.2MP.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad (2nd gen) has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) is 8GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average total storage capacity is 52GB.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a better internal memory type than most comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years. This Apple tablet has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most tablet computers of this type and age have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad (2nd gen) the worst internal memory type is DDR3Lm-SDRAM and the best is LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The iPad (2nd gen) supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers of a similar spec and age to it. This tablet computer supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version. The worst Bluetooth version of all tablet computers of this spec and age is 2 and the best is 4.1.

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Expensive

The cheapeast tablets that have been on the market for more than two years that we found costs £211 and the most expensive costs £747. We think that this tablet computer looks expensive for a tablet computer of this age and type.

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

Released Over Four Years Ago

This A5 processor tablet computer was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1 gigahertz, the iPad (2nd gen) has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative 1GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might want to consider include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718153_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the iPad (2nd gen) has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad (2nd gen) is a two processor core tablet computer. That's average compared to the other 15 A5 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2 processor core tablet computers currently available including cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718153_price].

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Expert Reviews

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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
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User Reviews

(8)
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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