Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16 GB

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Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16 GB

Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same battery life. All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even more...

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published 20/05/2011 | christorious84
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Pro Its literally got everything you need in one sexy stylish case!
Cons It will empty your wallet quicker than your wife can!
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"I 'like this' pad 2"

I know what your thinking...... Your thinking the same thing I thought when I saw the I-Pad 1. Not a lot really, it just looks like an I-phone being firmly gripped in the miniscule hands of a pixie. To be completely fair, from a comic perspective, thats exactly what it looks like.

All jokes aside, the I-pad 2 is very very cool. Even the un boxing was absolutely fascinating. As I lifted off the lid and carefully peeled back the polly paper, I felt like I was looking at a boxed ancient artifact. It was brilliant.

The machine itself is rather compelling to look at, its a thing of beauty in a kind of sordid geeky fashion. I love it. As ever when you purchase something from Apple, all the correct plugs and cables are in the box and strangely enough have pretty much remained the same since the very first I-pod classic 1st Generation. So figuring out what went where was so simple, a pigeon could do it.

The first thing I notice upon handling the device was how much less it weighed than its predecessor. 80 grams lighter to be correct. 80 grams does not sound like a lot but when you consider the fact that when you are lugging it round in a side bag all day from place to place. 80 grams can mean quite a bit.

in my opinion the back plate on the I-pad 2 feels like a cheap and tacky piece of plastic, after further investigation, it turns out that it is actually made of metal. Another good point to make is even though the I-pad 2 is three to four times the size of an I-phone 4, its actually one third thinner. making it thinner than your wallet!

However, upon reflection, my wallet is actually thinner than the i-pad 2, considerably thinner.
Prices start at around about £399 for the Apple I-pad 2 16GB WiFi model. The model that I have infront of me. For that sort of money I would expect to have a lot more hard disk space, at least 50GB. Like anything in life though, you will always pay for the label. I was certainly lot happier with the price when i saw the price of the 64GB model. £659 to be precise. Granted, the 64GB model does come with 3G but im not sure that 3G and an extra 48GB can justify the extra £260. Who knows, maybe I just dont earn enough?

Having had a winge about the price, the actual hardware is great. The processor is really fast so all the Apps were starting up almost straight away. I dont need to go into to much detail about the apps and other gizmos you get because if you have been outside your front door in the last 5 years, a rich kid from down the street would almost certainly of rubbed his new Apple gizmo's in your face and shown you all about it!

Fact of the matter is, Apple are at the top of their game. It doesn't matter what it is that they release it is always good. Maybe the public should try to bear that in mind when they see the hefty price tag. If you want gold, you have to pay for it!

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  • mrufo published 09/12/2011
    Good review...Paul
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Product Information : Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16 GB

Manufacturer's product description

Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same battery life. All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even more amazing. And even less like anything else! Once you pick up iPad 2, it'll be hard to put down. That's the idea behind the all-new design. It's 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter, so it feels even more comfortable in your hands. And it makes surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, and reading books so natural, you might forget there's incredible technology under your fingers. With up to nine times the graphics performance, gameplay on iPad 2 is even smoother and more realistic. And faster graphics help apps perform better - especially those with video. You'll see it when you're scrolling through your photo library, editing video with iMovie, and viewing animations in Keynote. iPad is one big, beautiful display - 9.7 inches of high-resolution photos, movies, web pages, books, and more. LED backlighting makes everything you see remarkably crisp, vivid, and bright. Even in places with low light, like an airplane. And there's no wrong way to hold iPad. It's designed to show off everything in portrait and landscape, so with every turn (even upside down), the display adjusts to fit. Because it uses a display technology called IPS (in-plane switching), it has a wide, 178° viewing angle. Hold it up to someone across the room, or share it with someone sitting next to you, and everyone gets a brilliant view. Technology is at its best when it feels completely natural, almost like there's no technology at all. That's Multi-Touch on iPad. You use your fingers to do everything, so everything you do - surfing the web, typing email, reading books, and swiping through photos - is easier and a lot more fun. How does it work? When your fingers touch the display, it senses them using electrical fields. Then it instantly transforms your taps, swipes, pinches, and flicks into lifelike actions. Just like that. With the built-in accelerometer, you can rotate iPad to portrait or landscape, or even upside down, and whatever you're watching, reading, or seeing adjusts to fit the display. And now the accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope, and compass all work together. They sense which direction iPad is heading and how it's moving. So games, maps, and other apps know your every twist, turn, tilt, and 360. It's an epic win for gaming. And it's just the beginning of better-than-ever iPad apps. iPad is built with advanced 802.11n wireless technology. It automatically finds Wi-Fi networks, which you can join with a few taps. iPad with Wi-Fi is ideal if you have a wireless high- speed Internet router in your home, or if you'll be using your iPad near a wireless hotspot - in a café or a school library, for example.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - 16 GB - 9.7", Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7" - white, Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7" - black

Product Type: Tablet

Display: 9.7" IPS TFT - LED backlight - 1024 x 768 ( 132 ppi ) - Multi-Touch

Processor: Apple A5 ( Dual-Core )

Processor Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Storage: 16 GB

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Camera: Rear + VGA front

HD Video Recording: 720p

Battery Run Time: Up to 10 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 18.6 cm x 0.9 cm x 24.1 cm, 18.57 cm x 0.88 cm x 24.12 cm

Weight: 601 g, 0.6

Colour: Black, White

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Pricing Type: Demo, Refurbished

Operating System: Apple iOS 5

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Canada, Portugal

Supported Still Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PPT, PPTX

Supported Text Formats: DOCX, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, HTML

Manufacturer: Apple

Display / Diagonal Size: 9.7 Inches

OS Provided / Type: iOS 4.3

Hard Drive / Capacity: 16, 16 GB

Processor / Type: Apple A5

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 16

Processor / Clock Speed: 1 GHz

RAM / Installed Size: 512


MPN: MC769KS/A, MC769LL/A, MC769NF/A, MC963NF/A, MC979NF/A, MC769TY/A, IS_Ipad2 wi-fi 16GB white UK, CNETiPad2, MC979C/A, MC979LL/A, MC979TY/A, MC769B/A, MC979FD/A, MC769FD/A, MC979B/A, IS_Ipad2 wi-fi 16GB black UK, MC769KN/A, MC979KN/A, MD002NF/A, RS_471_Apple iPAD2 WI-FI 16GB DEMO Black, RS_475_Apple iPAD2 WI-FI 16GB White, MC769GP/A, MC979GP/A, FC979B/A

Product Type: Tablet

Operating System: Apple iOS 5


Type: 9.7" IPS TFT - LED backlight

Resolution: 1024 x 768 ( 132 ppi )

Touchscreen: Multi-Touch

Features: Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating


Processor: Apple A5

Processor Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core


Storage: 16 GB


Wireless Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR


Digital Zoom: 5

HD Video Recording: 720p

Features: Tap to control exposure for video or stills, photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi

Front-facing Camera: VGA


Supported Digital Video Formats: MPEG-4 SP (up to 640x480), H.264 Main Profile Level 3.1 (up to 720p), Motion JPEG (up to 1280x720)

Max External Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Audio: Microphone , speaker

Supported Digital Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF, protected AAC, Audible, Apple Lossless


Preloaded Software: Mail, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, Camera, YouTube, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Safari, Videos, Photos, Find My iPad, iPod, App Store, Maps, Game Center, iBooks, iTunes

System Requirements for PC Connection

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later

Expansion and Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x headphones mini jack (3.5mm) ¦ 1 x Apple Dock connector


Technology: Lithium polymer

Capacity: 25 Wh

Run Time: Up to 10 hours

Run Time Details: Web browsing over Wi-Fi - up to 10 hour(s) ¦ Video playback - up to 10 hour(s) ¦ Audio playback - up to 10 hour(s)


Colour: Black, White

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, three-axis gyro sensor, digital compass

Features: Charging via USB, VoiceOver screen reader, AirPrint, AirPlay

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Cables Included: 1 x USB adapter

Pricing Type: Demo, Refurbished

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Canada, Portugal

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 18.6 cm, 18.57 cm

Depth: 0.9 cm, 0.88 cm

Height: 24.1 cm, 24.12 cm

Weight: 601 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95%

Min Storage Temperature: -20 °C

Max Storage Temperature: 45 °C

Max Altitude Operating: 3 km

EBook Reader

Supported Still Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PPT, PPTX

Supported Text Formats: DOCX, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, HTML


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