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

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A5 1GHz iOS 16GB Jun 2014
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This A5 processor tablet received an "Editor's Choice" from CNET.com who wrote that this tablet computer was exceptional.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com and maclife.com this Apple tablet computer has an overall expert rating of 74%.

Apple Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

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

Easy to Use

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was easy to use. Cnet.com said “Great display, good browser, smooth, easy to use interface, plenty of great applications”. Engadget.com wrote “Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with tablet that offers clever design and ease of use” in their review of this tablet. Ubergizmo.com mentioned “Movies, music, internet and more, big enough to share and intuitive to operate”.

A number of Apple iPad (2nd gen) reviewers who bought it thought it had a good interface. Ubergizmo.com mentioned “Great user interface”. Ubergizmo.com also said “Easytouse interface Fast, responsive navigation”. Seven years ago Maclife.com said “Gorgeous 9.7" touchscreen, elegant design, gorgeous user interface” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen).

A number of customers agreed that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Ubergizmo.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “How are we supposed to hold it for long periods of time”. Maclife.com wrote in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review “Its an althogether more relaxing, more comfortable experience than the iPod Touch or iPhone” and scored it 5 stars.

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good experience. Ubergizmo.com wrote in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review “Fantastic app experience” . One customer concluded that it was easy to setup. Maclife.com said “Ultra modern design, very easy to set up and use, gorgeous” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Battery Life

A few Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners who bought it said that it had a good battery life. Ubergizmo.com said “Good battery life”. Ubergizmo.com also wrote “Up to a 64GB of memory (and 8 hours of battery life) in a slim package”. Ubergizmo.com also said “App Store, excellent battery life, impressive performance, works with existing iPhone apps, great digital photo frame”.

Nice Design

Fourteen Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners wrote in their reviews that the Apple iPad (2nd gen) was good looking. Five years ago expert website Cnet.com said “A gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen). Engadget.com mentioned in their review seven years ago “IPod into an elegant, affordable supergadget” . Engadget.com also mentioned “Gorgeous, sharp, accurate touch screen”.

A number of Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners who reviewed it agreed that it was a good design. Engadget.com mentioned “Sleek design” . Ubergizmo.com said “Design, outstanding screen”. Maclife.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Attractive design” in their review of this tablet.

One person considered that the Apple iPad (2nd gen) was smooth.

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) owner wrote in their reviews that the Apple iPad (2nd gen) was luxurious. Maclife.com rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen) “Thirdparty iPad apps are already great, luxurious screen”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Engadget.com mentioned “Reasonably priced, data contract is not compulsory, compatible with iWork apps, has 802.11n WiFi built in”. Ubergizmo.com wrote in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review seven years ago “The same is true of the WiFi iPad” . Maclife.com wrote also seven years ago “Built in Wireless N Capability” .

Several people who purchased this tablet thought it had email functionality. Seven years ago Ubergizmo.com said “The most natural email and web viewer on the planet”. Also seven years ago Maclife.com mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen) “Apples e-mail system lacks true file support, which makes using the iPad as a serious laptop replacement a no-no for the time being”.

One person who reviewed this tablet thought it was able to connect to the internet. One customer said in their reviews that this tablet had gps.

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Robust

Four customers who purchased this tablet agreed that it was well made. Ubergizmo.com mentioned “The operating system is solid, speedy and ohsoeasy to use”. Maclife.com rated the product 5 stars and said “Well built, looks great” in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review.

Good Sound Quality

A number of Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners who bought it concluded that it had good sound quality. Ubergizmo.com said seven years ago “Beautifully made, big screen, sound is good through speakers” in their review of this tablet. Maclife.com mentioned “Decent built-in speakers” in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review.

Good Picture Quality

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) owner who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Maclife.com mentioned “Bright screen displays great graphics” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen).

Acceptable Noise Level

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was quiet. Ubergizmo.com mentioned “Speakers are too quiet, attracts fingerprints, still no Flash support” in their review of this tablet.

Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The iPad (2nd gen) is a eight number of battery cells tablet.

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Quite Long Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

The iPad (2nd gen) has one of the longer browsing time (Wi-Fi)s (10 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age. The average browsing time (Wi-Fi) of tablets of this age and spec is 8.1h.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners who bought the Apple iPad (2nd gen) reckoned that it was not cheap. Five years ago Cnet.com mentioned “Too heavy for single-handed use, no FaceTime, single loudspeaker, apps are much more expensive compared to iPhone's” in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review. Ubergizmo.com mentioned seven years ago “Expensive Look and Feel”. Ubergizmo.com also mentioned “64GB version is very expensive”.

Two people who reviewed the Apple iPad (2nd gen) said that it was not good value for money. Ubergizmo.com said “It's pricey”. One person who bought the product concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Ubergizmo.com wrote “Tariffs not cheap either” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen).

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Poor Product Quality

A number of Apple iPad (2nd gen) owners said in their reviews that it was not good quality. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen) on CNET.com five years ago “The iPad's screen resolution hasn't budged, photo quality is mediocre, there's still no Adobe Flash support” however despite that they scored it 80 out of 100. Ubergizmo.com said in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review “Some video apps degrade quality over 3G”.

Inferior for Games

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) owner who purchased it reckoned that it was not good playing games on. Ubergizmo.com said “Limited as a gaming platform” in their review of this tablet.

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few people who purchased this tablet agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Cnet.com wrote in their review on CNET.com “The new iPad is slightly heavier than last year's model”. Maclife.com mentioned seven years ago “Can start to feel heavy after a while” in their review of the Apple iPad (2nd gen) but they gave it a score of 5 stars. Maclife.com also wrote “Somewhat heavy for an ereader”.

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) owner mentioned that the Apple iPad (2nd gen) was not good physically. Maclife.com said “On-screen keyboard can't compare to a physical keyboard” in their Apple iPad (2nd gen) review nonetheless they gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars.

One Apple iPad (2nd gen) owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was not heavy. Maclife.com mentioned seven years ago “Expensive, some may find the device hefty after some time, iPhone games are forced to be stretched to fill the screen, developers charging more for iPad vs” yet they gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Not 4G

The iPad (2nd gen) is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago are also not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the iPad Mini[pl_1718155_price], or the iPad Mini[pl_1718157_price] both from Apple.

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Not 3G

Most tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad (2nd gen) are not 3G. The Apple iPad (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to look at the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718155_price].

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad (2nd gen) is 4GB and the largest is 64GB.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718155_price] (32GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 533 megahertz, the Apple iPad (2nd gen)'s memory clock speed is one of the slowest amongst tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen). The slowest memory clock speed of tablet computers of this spec and age is 400MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the iPad (2nd gen). The average processor cache of similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 1.9MB.

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Very Low Second Camera Resolution

The lowest second camera resolution of A5 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) is 0.3MP and the highest is 1.2MP. The iPad (2nd gen) has a quite low second camera resolution (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other A5 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

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

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The iPad (2nd gen) supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers that have been available for more than two years. This tablet computer supports a 2.1 bluetooth version, whereas most tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to it support a 4 bluetooth version. The best Bluetooth version of all tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the iPad (2nd gen) is 4.1 and the worst is 2.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This A5 processor tablet was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1 gigahertz, the iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The iPad (2nd gen) has a relatively typical display diagonal (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the iPad (2nd gen) is two which is average compared to the other 15 tablets of a similar spec and age to the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with more processor coress then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718153_price] (3 processor coress).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
Processor Architecture
Processor Family
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Second Camera Resolution
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Frequency Range
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
2G
2G Standards
3G Standards
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
SIM Card Type
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Connector Type
Phone Features
Voice Call
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
RoHS Compliance
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Browsing Time
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (3G)
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Power
Energy Star Certified
AC Adapter Frequency
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
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Height
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Interface
Networking Features
Wi-Fi
Compatible Operating Systems
Infrared Data Port
SIM Card Support
Power Requirements
DVI Port
Total Storage Capacity
Pointing Device
Battery Charging Indication
Depth (imperial)
Width (imperial)
Rechargeable
Video Playback
Connectivity Technology
Internal Modem
TV Tuner Integrated
ExpressCard Slot
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Drivers Included
Relative Humidity
TV in Port
Battery Low Indication

2 Awards

teknokulis.com Gold bytheway.gr Editor's Choice

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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mc979, apple fc769, apple mc769, apple mc769l, apple mc979b, apple fc769l, apple mc979ba, apple fc769ll, apple ipad216, apple mc769ll, apple ipad216g, apple mc769lla, apple fc769lla, apple mc769llar, apple ipad216gb, apple ipad216gbb, apple mc769llarb, apple ipad216gbbl, apple ipad216gbblk
Barcodes 00008590946661, 00085909472000, 00132017865812, 00403201154785, 00403201162315, 00403201168430, 00640522525492, 00642078999895, 00716550000048, 00716889000009, 00750253256814, 00754292138490, 00789127000000, 00811340000007, 00885909195169, 00885909457588, 00885909457595, 00885909457601, 00885909457618, 00885909457625, 00885909457632, 00885909457649, 00885909462919, 00885909464371, 00885909464456, 00885909464463, 00885909464487, 00885909464517, 00885909464548, 00885909464555

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