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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 15/08/2011 | haydn-watson
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Pro Wide range of games, apps, & songs. Easy to use if you have owned an iPod. Look great.
Cons Very expensive for higher memory capacity models. Not many features if being used for business.
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I have recently purchased an Ipad 2, and as a whole I am very impressed. In my view it is essentially an alternative to a laptop, which could be a good or bad thing depending on how you see it.

Speed
The iPad 2 is generally very fast working on or offline. In my experience it hasn't froze, and I have not had a problem with it functioning slow etc. If you have a weak wifi connection it can occasionally be slow, but in most cases it is just as fast as using a computer or laptop.

Look and feel
Apple's new device looks extremely sleek and elegant, it is easy to handle and i have found it to attract only good attention when using it in public.

Memory
This is probably the biggest downside in my opinion. This particular 16GB version doesn't have the best capacity, as you could easily use 16GB of memory in songs alone, without the photos, apps or videos you may have stored on there. However, it is available in higher capacity models so it may be wise to purchase a model with more memory. Despite the fact higher memory models are available I think those ones are too expensive for what they are.

Portability
As i said the iPad 2 is more or less an alternative to a laptop, however it is much, much easier to transport. It can slip easily into a bag/briefcase. Being smaller than the average laptop it is more convinient when travelling, it also comes without the nuisance of having to fold the screen up and down with each use.

Ease of use
I found it very easy to navigate as i had experience with iPods etc. in the past. However, I think that if you have not had any apple products in the past it may take some getting used to.

Range of features
With the Ipad 2, from my view you are guaranteed good quality extras, as there are thousands of songs, videos, audiobooks and podcasts available etc., and you can also buy a wide range of speakers and accessories along with it. One downside, in my opinion, I will say is that there is no equivalent to microsoft word etc, which I think can be a a big setback if you are using the iPad for business purposes.

Value for money
The iPad 2 is a lot of money in my opinion, and I think it may be a little on the expensive side. However, it could be useful for business if you knew how to utilise it, or when travelling (it cured my boredom for hours on long flights recently). Despite the hefty pricetag, overall I think it is a good investment, as you can use it for hours at a time and not get bored.

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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

General

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

Display

Type: 9.7" IPS TFT - LED backlight

Resolution: 1024 x 768 ( 132 ppi )

Touchscreen: Multi-Touch

Features: Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating

Processor

Processor: Apple A5

Processor Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Memory

Storage: 16 GB

Communications

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

Camera

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

Multimedia

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

Software

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

Battery

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)

Miscellaneous

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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