Apple iPad 2 16GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in - Black (MC769LL/A)
About this product
|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 1.33 lbs, 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.|
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|Product Line||iPad 2|
|Display Size||9.7in (24.64 cm)|
|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|
|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|
|Expansion Ports||Dock connector port, USB|
|Wireless capabilities||Bluetooth, Built-in Wireless, WLAN 802.11a, WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n|
|Audio Input||Integrated Microphone, Microphone|
|Audio Output||Headphones, Line Out, Speaker(s)|
|Height||9.5in (24.12 cm)|
|Width||7.31in (18.57 cm)|
|Depth||0.34in (0.88 cm)|
|Weight||1.33lb (0.613 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 10 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
|Input Method||Camera, Keyboard, Stylus, Touch-Screen|
|Special Features||Built-In Front Camera, Built-In Rear Camera|
Most relevant reviews
- biah10Aug 17, 2011by
Awesome product! Great value for the money!
For anyone out there who is considering whether or not to make the leap and purchase the iPad 2, this review is for you. If you're still debating between the iPad 1 and the iPad 2 check out my review of the first generation iPad right here on Amazon to see a discussion of its strengths and weaknesses with a number of people commenting (both positively and negatively) over the past 11 months.
Let me begin by saying this upfront, I don't work for Apple, I don't own Apple Stock, and whether you buy an iPad, Xoom, a laptop or a pad of paper and pencil I don't get anything for writing this. I'm not an Apple "fanboy" although I can give credit where credit is due and lately Apple has deserved a lot of credit for some of their products.
The iPad 2 is absurdly thin. More importantly than it's thinness is its tapered edge which feels more natural in your hand. One of the biggest complaints about the original iPad was it really wasn't tremendously comfortable to hold for long periods at a time. For a tablet device designed to be held, that's a pretty big deal. Apple really has done an amazing job of cramming everything into an even smaller space than before and the difference is really noticeable when you're holding the device. In addition to the tapered edge, Apple managed to reduce the overall weight of the iPad 2. That might not seem like a huge deal to most, especially when you consider the weight difference isn't tremendous when you're already under 2 pounds, but I spend a good part of my day holding the iPad in my hands and the weight difference is surprising by the end of the day. The first generation isn't heavy by any means, but the iPad 2 outshines it.
New and "Improved"
Apple doubled the RAM in the iPad 2 from 256MB to 512MB. What does that mean? For most casual users, probably not a whole lot. There is a performance bump that everyone will see the effects of in things like loading times for webpages that are open in the background, but 256MB was sufficient for most daily use and games. If you're planning to use your device for some of the more graphically intense games the iPad 2 does offer a better method of graphics processing that'll help deliver faster images with fewer jerky movements. If you're just playing Angry birds and reading e-mail you're not going to know the difference.
The screen is the same for all real purposes. It is technically a "new" part in that it isn't identical to the old, it's a bit thinner and more efficient, but it's the same resolution. The Glass is thinner though, and this amounts to a fair bit of the weight loss from one generation to the next. In playing with the device it seems surprising but despite feeling lighter it actually feels more sturdy in your hands. I still wouldn't suggest dropping it, but if it were to fall the iPad 2 certainly feels like it might stand a better chance to survive. Try not to drop it though.
The addition of 2 cameras was expected. Some were a bit surprised to see the first generation released without the cameras. Whether it was for a price point consideration, or a means to get people to upgrade, Apple held off until iPad 2. The cameras do a reasonable job, but they're not going to replace a dedicated digital camera, or really even the camera on your phone for most still images. The cameras do a substantially better job with video, and FaceTime is probably one of the best reasons to get the iPad 2 over the original iPad. For those who might notRead full review
- dsolditMar 14, 2011by
iPad 2 is still the best tablet
Let me begin by saying that I think that the iPad is a fantastic device. I am an early adopter that has Windows, Apple, and Android products and enjoys them individually for what they are. This review is comparing the new iPad 2 to the original iPad release to help you decide if you should upgrade or try to find one of the older units on the “cheap”.
The iPad 2 comes in the same memory options as the original – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB and no external slot is available for memory cards. With all these memory options you can install tons of apps. With the dual-core in effect, you will notice a faster loading of apps, web-pages, and web based apps compared to the original. The original was not “slower”, but in comparison, you can notice a definite speed increase. I believe that web pages and web-based apps are loading faster do to increased wifi capabilities, but I am unable to test this theory.
Like the original, iPad 2 is a slick device, meaning both beautiful and slippery. Looking much like the original, except now it's 10% lighter and 33% thinner. What does this mean? This unit actually becomes even more slippery when moving it around in hand. The original's had some weight behind it, good and bad (though only by a few ounces), was enough to keep it in your hands. iPad 2 is like a is beginning for a warranty for the unit because when hands become sweaty playing games or in heat, this thing could go flying out.
However, the Smart Cover, is an awesome option to combat this, albeit a minimum $40 option, it is NICE! Using magnets embedded in the iPad 2, the Smart Cover clicks into place to protect the iPad screen, adds hardly any weight or bulk, and turns off the unit very “sexily”. When the Smart Cover is closed, the iPad goes to sleep automatically, and then awakens when the cover is opened. The Smart Cover can also be folded to act as a stand for typing or movie watching.
The display is the same, and this is why I feel this isn’t the leap we were expecting. This does not have the Retina Display, and still boast the same specs as the original. I’m not saying that the screen is awful at all, the iPad 2's screen is still as good as the original.
The iPad 2's speaker has been moved from the side to the rear. In my opinion, this may be the only negative thing that has changed with the new release. The cameras on this device actually don’t have iPhone 4's 5 MP HDR camera, iPad 2 has a .69 MP (960 x 720) rear-facing camera and a.33 MP (640 x 480) camera in front. Unfortunately, the pictures are not the best, but in defense of the device, you are probably not taking stills with this thing. The pics tend to be grainy lack pizzazz. The cameras are really for are the ability to video chat using either Apple's FaceTime or Skype.
But if those upgrades aren't important to you, the original iPad at it's newly reduced price is makes for an excellent choice as well.
The iPad 2 includes three major upgrades over the original iPad 1:
•iPad 2 is a third thinner and a few ounces lighter than the original. It also has a slightly smaller surface area – the screen is the same 9.7 inches, but the bezel is smaller which makes it nice when you do hold this.
•There is now front and back cameras, so you can use Apple's FaceTime video chatting.
•Dual core processors (actually two 1 GHz processors on a chip).
Other than that, the new iPad is just a slightly smaller, thinner, faster upgrade to the iPad Original. You could call this an iPad 1.4 per say.Read full review
- fixyourthinkingMar 7, 2011by
iPad 2 - true desktop, laptop, gaming, DVD replacement
The 1st iPad was as close to a laptop replacement as one could get, finally bringing the web, photo editing, word processing, and gaming Mac-style not only affordably, but in an easy to use fashion.
As a daily user of my 1st generation iPad, I've found the The iPad 2 has several new features that make it even better than before. The only drawback is that many older cases and accessories will no longer work. Docks and Sync cables remain the same.
The new iPad is considerably thinner, more durable, and almost a 1/3 lighter in weight.
The iPad 2 also features a new docking accessory, sold separately that allows video mirroring for your computer or video out to your TV via HDMI and audio out.
This allows you to watch downloaded movies, view facebook and twitter, play games, and see your iPad directly on a big screen!
- A much faster processor and more RAM. This allows better app multitasking and allows the iPad 2 to have three new features that the 1st generation iPad wasn't capable of ...
1) Facetime video using the two built in cameras. One on the rear of the new iPad, one on the face. This will allow true video conferencing over wifi and 3G.
2) The faster processor has also allowed Apple to release a version of iMovie for the iPad. iMovie for the iPad allows editing of videos right on the iPad. (iMovie is an additional $4.99 from the Apple App Store and does not ship with the iPad 2.)
3) The addition of a Garageband audio creation and editing application. Almost identical to the Mac desktop version but now with touch controls. (Garageband is an additional $4.99 from the Apple App Store and does not ship with the iPad 2.)
- The addition of cameras has also allowed Apple to release Photobooth for the iPad. Photobooth is Apple's real time Photo/Video effects enhancing application. Example: One part of the application allows you to look like you are in funhouse mirrors - stretching your face in various funny ways. Another effect allows you to look like you are in a heat scan and another an x-ray view.
The iPad 2 is also now available on both Verizon CDMA and GSM networks. The GSM version is sold by various retailers in the United States but does not come carrier locked - but AT&T does have specific data plans for the iPad.
If you happen to have the iPad unlimited plan in the United States with AT&T - AT&T said that you are grandfathered in and can continue to use your unlimited plan with your new iPad 2.
The iPad 2 will also come in black and white in sizes of 16 gigabytes (GB) 32 GB 64 GB and in wifi & wifi + 3G versions.
My personal recommendation for the iPad is to save a little money and get just the wifi version and then use other options to connect to the internet if you are near a wifi hotspot - options like jailbreaking your iPhone for a wifi hotspot or paying to wirelessly tether your phone.
Please let me know if there's anything else you would like to know ...Read full review
- builder_31Mar 24, 2011by
18 months ago I was not at all an apple person. I didn't even own an ipod. Then my wife and I got iPhones and that changed. The apple products just simply work. Not sure if it is because apple makes both the hardware and software, or they are just that much better, but they just seem to work better than comparable devices.
We just brought home the iPad 2 and it is no exception. It works flawlessly, and all our iPhone apps are right there for us to use. So far we have to take turns with the kids to use it. It has actually turned out to be a great disciplinary tool because we can threaten to take it away, and they immediately behave! My kids love making video calls to their cousins via facetime (cousins have ipod touches), as well as their grandparents that facetime via their mac. Garageband and iMovie are amazing. And where can you buy great software like that for under $5? My kids love the games too. And most are free or .99 or 1.99. I remember spending $20-$30 per game for DS, gameboy, etc. Now the games they buy can be played on our mac, iPod touch, ipad, iPhone, etc. I can't tell you how many game cartridges are sitting unused because they got a new game system. No more. The pics are decent and and the HD movies are great.
People say "well it's just a big iPod Touch". And I say "exactly!" It's all the great features of the iPod Touch in a great big screen size. It is amazing how much of a difference it makes. Games, maps, email, web surfing, movies, etc. It all is so much better at the larger size. The 16gb is only a little more than double the iPod Touch, and for me it's a no-brainer. Get it. You will not regret it!Read full review
- bass414Feb 9, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
I got it for my wife after she retired from teaching & the college kept her ipad. She is very happy with it, which means my life is easier.