|Things come alive on the stunning 9.7-inch widescreen LED Multi-Touch display of the Apple iPad 2. With WiFi support, this 16GB Apple iPad ensures you stay connected to your world all the time. The built-in dual-core A5 chip in this Wi-Fi iPad facilitates high-end gaming, surfing and overall performance. Gaming is at a vivid high with up to nine times the graphics performance on this 16GB Apple iPad. Capture immaculate shots in HD with the 0.7 MP front camera of this Wi-Fi iPad, while the secondary 0.3 MP VGA Camera lets you enjoy FaceTime video calling. For an enhanced movie-watching experience, play all your iPad’s digital content wirelessly on HDTV and speakers using AirPlay. Weighing a mere 601g, with an amazing 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology and more, this Apple iPad 2 is here to become another extension of you.|
|Family Line||iPad 2|
|Display Size||9.7in (24.64 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||16GB|
|Supported File Types||AAC, AAC LC, AAX, AAX Plus (AAX+), AIFF, AVI, Apple Lossless, Audible Enhanced Audio, Audible Format 2, Audible Format 3, Audible Format 4, DOC, DOCX, GIF, H.264, HE-AAC, HTM, HTML, JPG, Key, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP3 VBR, MP4, MPEG-4, Numbers, PDF, PPT, PPTX, Pages, Protected AAC, RTF, TIFF, TXT, VCF, WAV, XLS, XLSX|
|Processor Type||Apple A5|
|Processor Speed||1 GHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Max. Resolution||1024 x 768|
|Touch Screen Technology||Multi-Touch|
|Rear Camera Resolution||0.7 megapixel|
|Front Camera Resolution||0.3 megapixel|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Wireless capabilities||Bluetooth, Built-in Wireless, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, WLAN 802.11a, WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n|
|Height||24.12 cm (9.5")|
|Width||18.57 cm (7.31")|
|Depth||0.88 cm (0.34")|
|Weight||0.601 Kg (1.33 lb.)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 10 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
|Input Method||Camera, Touch-Screen|
|Special Features||Built-in Front Camera, Built-in Rear Camera, Colour Screen, Email, Integrated Speakers, Touch Screen, Video Recorder, Web Browser|
Average review score based on 125 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Bought this Ipad2 for my non computer-literate wife, who can navigate around her iPhone so I thought she should manage the iPad. Turns out I was right and she uses it far more than the Netbook she previously hardly used. Apple got it right with the interface and it's a dream to use for her.
It's light and the screen quality is very good and battery life is excellent. She took it on a family visit (without me to 'assist') and proved just how good a photo album it is. It is however let down by poor camera resolution compared with the iPhone which considering its class was a really poor decision by Apple.
Pictures taken on the trip were very disappointing when compared with those uploaded to it before the trip and shown around. Lacks a 'flash' light too.
Compared to the desktop PC, you could really only describe the iPad as a 'consumer' device, being able to generate very little on it, but considering the use now made of it in this family it is entirely appropriate.
Did buy an after market USB/camera/SD adapter to upload existing photos to iPad, but USB port apparently draws too much current and won't run, so only able to use SD card reader portion of it. Have not tried direct from a camera to USB port yet which I guess is the true use for that connector.
My purchase had iOS 5.0 installed already so did not need to go near a computer to set it all up, and the update to iOS 5.01 was seamless by WiFi.
It's an expensive purchase, but excellent technology and the use to be made of it justifies the price Apple can get for it.
All in all, I would heartily recommend anyone who has need to 'consume' data, ebooks, web browsing, photo album, music library, address book and diary etc, but the crowning glory is the 'Apps', of which there are thousands, many of which have found their way to her iPad.
My rating is 9/10 (let down by the camera otherwise it would have been 10)
Oh, by the way, she quickly had it taken over by the 5 year old and 9 year old grandchildren who took like a duck to water using it and hardly wanted to give it back.... guess I should not have loaded all those game apps on it !!
I had purchased the apple ipad 2 from ebay, as it was well priced compared to other sources i had looked around and also the cheapest.
My first experience using the apple ipad 2? I was absolutely blown away. With the required apps downloaded and the capabilities of utilising the ipad 2 I must admit the technology is mindblowing. With high definition highly pixelated screen, highly responsive with the touch of the finger and the phenomenal processing speed of which does not freeze the system at all.
What can I say, i absoloutely love it!
I love the super slim design of the pad, its sleek looks which gives it a touch of exclusivity. The big screen of which you can view the apps and also can watch uploaded videos in high definition. Its superb internet speed connection either paired up with your mobile phoine plan data or simply from wifi technology.
The only crtitism about the ipad i really have to say is about its weight, it does seem to feel weighty and sometimes i have to be carefull how i handle the ipad, in fearing i may loose its grip and accidently damage it.
Yes the ipad 2 is big and wide, can be difficult to carry around. But you have to compromise by either worrying about the size and weight, or simply the high tech gadget that you can literally do anything to it.
How the product compares to the rest? simply one word... its an evolution.
Its takes a dominant role in the market, where it has become a must have in everyones shopping list.
Overall I'm happy with the purchase. It works well as a portable device for viewing things on the web. If you browse on the internet a lot, you'll get a lot of use from it even if you have a laptop. Great for reading papers from the web for example. It switches on instantly. I have a very cheap cover (£8 ish) and as soon as i open it, the ipad comes to live. No waiting for it to boot. I also upload/download documents on it such as reports and texts (pdfs etc) on it which I use for work purposes. Everything is accessible. Very portable and easy to carry around. I have the wifi version but i get decent ish access on the move by 'tethering' my mobile phone via bluetooth (I have a package with 3 and i pay about £4.50 a month for a bolt on which gives me 3gb for doing this). Not always reliable for watching tv via tethering from my phone though but that's no surprise I guess. I got a refurbished version for about £285.00. Not fantastic value I don't think but decent. I've rated value for money average because I see so many low priced tablets around. I guess they aren't apple ones. Unfortunately, after making the horrendous error of opting for a Samsung Omnia rather than a iphone 3 in 2008, I'm too afraid to do anything non apple anymore so I was caught over a barrel pretty much in having to get this one. Still, I went for a lowish spec as I like the thought of carrying it around in my bag etc rather than keeping it at home afraid of anything happening which i prob would do if I paid £300+.
Apple products might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I personally like them. I find the apps easy to install and use and the iPad is really user friendly. So much so that I bought this one for my elderly mother (who is terrified of anything technological) after seeing how easily she got on navigating around my own iPad.
The good points:
Easy to use, there's an app for practically everything you'd ever want from a tablet. I like the larger screen (as opposed to the ipad mini, or similar android devices) as it gives a good, clear, readable image. Having a front facing camera is a definite bonus especially for applications such as FaceTime or Skype. Battery life is better than on the iPhone though I can't compare it to other tablets as I've not used any of them.
The not so good points:
Still quite weighty which does cause your arms to ache if you're holding it up for a length of time. Cameras could be better resolution, and the lack of a flash is a big disappointment. Pictures can be grainy especially in poor lighting. Still find it difficult to transfer photos from the iPad to my pc via iTunes, but there are apps out there to help you do this. Would like the ability to expand the memory of the iPad by using an SD card (you can do this on some android tablets) as I don't think it would take too long to fill up the 16GB memory if you were taking lots of photos, adding lots of music and apps to your device.
At the end of the day you get what you pay for and although in this case you are partially paying for the apple name, you do get an excellent product.
Really pleased with the IPad. I thought it would just be a big Ipod, but it is so much more than that. If Microsoft were to bring out MS Office for the Ipad, you could say goodbye to your 'hot and heavy' laptop and hello to a 'cool and light' Ipad. Browsing the internet is a dream, thanks to the 'decent sized' screen, there is no scrolling around to read web pages as the Ipad automatically resizes to the correct and most importantly 'readable' size. The onscreen keyboard is brilliant and allows you to type effortlessly without having to be 'super accurate' as you have to be with an Ipod. Useability was the key in deciding to get an Ipad and have found it very difficult to put down. It can be used for hours and hours inbetween charges and have found that battery life claims have this time been true. With the brightness turned down and still very readable, we can get 10 hrs easily so is far better than an Ipod. Get one, you will not be sorry.