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

teknokulis.com Gold bytheway.gr Editor's Choice
A5 1GHz iOS 16GB Mar 2013
Processor Model Processor Frequency Operating System Installed 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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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This tablet computer received a "Gold" from Teknokulis.com who thought that this Apple tablet computer was excellent.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Mac World, bigpicturebigsound.com, ilounge.com and teknokulis.com the average expert rating of this A5 processor tablet is 74%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 7 owner reviews the average owner rating of this A5 processor tablet is 85 out of 100.

Apple Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 6,560 expert and owner reviews for Apple tablet computers and found that on average Apple has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent reviews specifically within its A5 processor tablet computers range.

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Good Size

Five Apple iPad (2nd gen) reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Bigpicturebigsound.com mentioned in their review “Thinner, faster than original iPad” . Expert website Cellphonequick.com mentioned “The iPad 2 is thinner, faster”. Cellphonequick.com also wrote “Thinner and lighter than ever”.

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) owner who bought the product thought it was tight. Macworld.com said in their review of this tablet on Mac World “It fits—technically—but the fit is tight” but despite that they gave the Apple iPad (2nd gen) a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers wrote that this tablet was easy to use. Expert review site Cellphonequick.com said six years ago “The iPad 2 right now is cheaper than any other tablet, easier to use than any other tablet.” in their review of this tablet. Cellphonequick.com also mentioned “Easy to use”.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Apple iPad (2nd gen) had a good experience. Cellphonequick.com mentioned in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review “New internal hardware compared to the original iPad makes an already good experience better”. Cellphonequick.com also said “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

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Bigpicturebigsound.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote “Excellent battery life” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen). Hardwarezone.com.ph said “3G connectivity, slim, sturdy, battery”.

Nice Design

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Chipchick.com wrote “Of course a nice design is important too”. Six years ago Cellphonequick.com wrote “Extremely fast, sleek design, amazing apps” in their review of this tablet.

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) reviewer who purchased the Apple iPad (2nd gen) wrote that it was good looking. Hardwarezone.com.ph said “Beautiful Design”.

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Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that it had good features. Bigpicturebigsound.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Enhanced feature set including two () new cameras” .

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Robust

One customer mentioned that this tablet was strong and durable.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 9.7 inches, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has one of the larger display diagonals amongst A5 processor tablet computers of this age. The average display diagonal of tablets that have been around for more than two years is 8.8".

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Very Long Browsing Time

With a browsing time of 10 hours, the iPad (2nd gen)'s browsing time is one of the longest amongst tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen). The browsing times of A5 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the iPad (2nd gen) range from 9h to 10h.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good quality. Cellphonequick.com mentioned “Screen is looking dated, camera quality not that great” in their review of this tablet.

Not 4G

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

Tablet computers which are 4G that might also be worth looking at include the iPad Mini, or the iPad Mini (£365.40) both from Apple.

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Not 3G

The iPad (2nd gen) is not 3G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 3G.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 3G then you might also want to consider the Apple iPad Mini.

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Only 960 X 720 Pixels Main Camera Resolution

The biggest main camera resolution of the Apple 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 amongst all tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of tablet computer the best main camera resolution 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 most tablets of a comparable age and type to it. Most tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all tablet computers of this age and type 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 newer Bluetooth version than most comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years. This tablet computer supports a 2.1 bluetooth version, whereas most tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 4 bluetooth version. The Bluetooth version of all tablets of a comparable age and spec to the iPad (2nd gen) ranges from 2 (worst) to 4.1 (best).

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

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 1 gigahertz, the iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other A5 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen).

Tablets with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Apple iPad Mini (£252.00) (32GB).

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other 15 similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the iPad (2nd gen) is two which is average.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
3G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Battery
Browsing Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Height
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi
Compatible Operating Systems
SIM Card Support
DVI Port
Depth (imperial)
Width (imperial)

2 Awards

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mc979, apple mc979b, apple mc979l, apple mc979ba, apple mc979ll, apple mc769ba, apple mc979lla, apple mc979llar, apple mc979llarb
Barcodes 00885909471829, 00885909471980, 00885909530786, 00885909530861

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