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Apple iPad (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad (2nd Gen) A5 1GHz 64GB 9.7" Tablet Gold Editor's Choice
A5 1GHz iOS 64GB Jan 2016
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2 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

On average Apple A5 processor tablet computers have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all tablet computers produced by Apple.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on similar spec tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Like most of the other latest tablets, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) is not 4G.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other latest similar spec tablet computers, the iPad (2nd gen) is not 3G.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen), the iPad (2nd gen)'s internal memory of only 0.5 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The internal memorys of new tablets range from 0.5GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 2.6GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the tablet computers that are a comparable age to the iPad (2nd gen) the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. At only 1 megabyte, the iPad (2nd gen) has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a maximum display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 66% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Across all recently released similar spec tablets the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 2736 x 1824 pixels.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The iPad (2nd gen) has a maximum maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution.

This tablet computer's maximum video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) is in fact the worst maximum video resolution across all similar spec tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months.

The best maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of tablet computer is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen) is 0.9GHz and the fastest is 2.5GHz. When compared to other latest comparable spec tablet computers, the iPad (2nd gen)'s processor frequency of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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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 have been available for the last year. Comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) bluetooth versions range from 4.2+EDR to 4.1.

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Very Thick

The average depth of comparable spec tablet computers that were released in the last year is 82mm. At 241.2 millimeters, the iPad (2nd gen) has a very thick depth compared to most of the other newly released similar spec tablets.

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

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this tablet computer was released.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other latest comparable spec tablet computers.

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Average Display Diagonal

The iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty average 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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Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
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Docking Connector
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Infrared Data Port
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DVI Port
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ExpressCard Slot
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2 Awards Gold Editor's Choice

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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