Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB

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Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB

Once you pick up iPad 2, it'll be hard to put down. It's thinner and lighter, so it feels even more comfortable in your hands. And it makes surfing th...

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published 20/08/2011 | Eveline123
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Pro everything you could ask from a tablet PC
Cons doesn't play all videos online
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"Latest Apple Gadget - A Must Have!"

When I got the Apple iPad as a Birthday present I really wasn't 100% sure yet if I would ever find any use for it.
I gave it a go, though and guess what, I fell in love with it.
This amazing little thing (sadly) turned into my best friend quickly. From social networking to writing e-mails over downloading exciting games or calling my grandma through Skype, I haven't found anything the iPad doesn't have.
Well, to be honest, there is one thing - it doesn't play all videos online which can of course be a pain. I really hope Apple corrects that software mistake and hopefully there will be an App for that soon.
Nevertheless, I love this tablet PC and am grateful for getting it as a present. It's the perfect gadget for a twenty-something girl at uni ;).

Edit:
Realizing I haven't told you enough about what the iPad actually does, I'll try to do a more descriptive job here..
It is a portable 'mini'-PC based on the Apple philosophy. What I mean by that is, you will need to download Apple products in a so-called 'App Store' on the iPad, thousands of them are free and I have never had to buy an App. Prices for Apps you need to buy are somewhere between 0.99p and 99 Pounds. Apps include games, translators, GPS systems, music download programmes, and there are new things coming to the App market virtually every day.

The tablet is very handy and small and easily fits into any handbag or backpack - but it is recommended to use extra protection like e.g. a screen saver (around 10 pounds) or an extra protection purse.
These additions are to be found at the Apple Stores (in store and online) or on virtually any selling page online like e.g. amazon, ebay, gumtree. There are many high quality additions to the iPad so you will feel like you don't have to go to the more expensive Apple products.
If you buy an additional keyboard for the Pad you will see it works just like a laptop and if you feel like reading your favourite book, download it as an e-book and use your iPad as a book on a long tube/train ride.
With the 3G function, meaning that by paying a monthly rate to have internet on the tablet wherever you go, enables you for example to use it like a GPS system in your car by simply using the Google Maps App that is automatically included in the Pad.
Price-wise it is good value for money if you happen to like Apple products for their functions and look. There are other tablets out there and to be honest, it is probably a good idea to check those first to make sure you think spending 600 pounds on this is worth it.
Do get it insured through Apple or through your personal bank - walking around with such valuable things in your bag can make you quite vulnerable at times.

Other than that, like said before I am very happy with this product because it does what I ask for from a table PC, it looks stylish and I am very happy with the ever increasing amount of free Apps out there.
Have recommended it to my friends and would recommend it to any Apple lover out there.

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  • CPTDANIELS published 21/08/2011
    Thats better, thanks
  • kevin121 published 21/08/2011
    Much better. Rachael.
  • Alyson29 published 20/08/2011
    Due to you updating your review it reads much better and I have updated my rating accordingly x
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Product Information : Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB

Manufacturer's product description

Once you pick up iPad 2, it'll be hard to put down. It's thinner and 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. Two powerful cores in one A5 chip mean iPad can do twice the work at once. You'll notice the difference when you're surfing the web, watching movies, making FaceTime video calls, gaming, and going from app to app to app. Multitasking is smoother, apps load faster, and everything just works better. With up to nine times the graphics performance, gameplay on iPad 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. Even with this thinner and lighter design, iPad has the same amazing battery life. The power-efficient A5 chip and iOS keep battery life from fading away, so you can get carried away. You'll see two cameras on iPad - one on the front and one on the back. They may be tiny, but they're a big deal. They're designed for FaceTime video calling, and they work together so you can talk to your favourite people and see them smile and laugh back at you. The front camera puts you and your friend face-to-face. Switch to the back camera during your video call to share where you are, who you're with, or what's going on around you. When you're not using FaceTime, let the back camera roll if you see something movie-worthy. It's HD, so whatever you shoot is a mini-masterpiece. And you can take wacky snapshots in Photo Booth. It's the most fun a face can have. 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. The fun starts fast. Pick up your iPad, press the Home button and it wakes from sleep instantly. That's because iPad features fast, efficient, and reliable flash storage that lets you access data quickly. So everything effortlessly springs to life. iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G includes Wi-Fi connectivity as well as 3G connectivity. 3G uses cellular signals - the same signals your cell phone uses - to connect to the Internet. So if you're somewhere without Wi-Fi, such as outdoors on a camping trip or on the road, you can still surf the web, check email, or get directions. 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.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7" - 3G, Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7" - 3G - AT&T, Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7" - 3G - Verizon, Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G - tablet - iOS 5 - 32 GB - 9.7" - white, Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G - tablet - iOS 5 - 32 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: 32 GB

Cellular Technology: 3G

Cellular Protocols: GSM, UMTS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

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

Camera: Rear + VGA front

HD Video Recording: 720p

Location: A-GPS

Battery Run Time: Up to 10 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 18.6 cm x 0.9 cm x 24.1 cm

Weight: 613 g, 607 g, 0.6

Colour: White, Black

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Localisation: Spanish, Russian / Russia, Polish / Poland, India, Hebrew / Israel, Portugal, English / United Kingdom, Turkish / Turkey

Carrier: AT&T, Verizon

Operating System: Apple iOS 5

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

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

Processor / Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Processor / Type: Apple A5

OS Provided / Type: iOS 4.3

Manufacturer: Apple

Display / Diagonal Size: 9.7

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 32

Hard Drive / Capacity: 32

RAM / Installed Size: 512

General

MPN: MC983HC/A, MC983E/A, MC774FD/A, MC774RS/A, MC774PL/A, MC774HN/A, MC774HB/A, MC774KN/A, MC774AE/A, MC774HC/A, MC774GP/A, MC774KS/A, MC774TY/A, MC774NF/A, MC983B/A, MC774LL/A, MC983LL/A, MC986LL/A, MC774TU/A, MC774B/A, IS_Ipad2 wi-fi 3g 32GB white UK, MC983NF/A, MC983KN/A, IS_Ipad2 wi-fi 3g 32GB black UK, MC774SO/A, MC774E/A, MC983GP/A

Product Type: Tablet

Operating System: Apple iOS 5

Carrier: AT&T, Verizon Wireless

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: 32 GB

Communications

Cellular Technology: 3G

Cellular Protocols: GSM, UMTS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / UMTS 850/900/1900/2100, CDMA2000 1X 800/1900

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

Location

Receiver: A-GPS

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

Expansion Slots: 1 x Micro-SIM card

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) ¦ Web browsing over 3G - up to 9 hour(s)

Miscellaneous

Colour: White, Black

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

Localisation: Spanish, Russian / Russia, Polish / Poland, India, Hebrew / Israel, Portugal, English / United Kingdom, Turkish / Turkey

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 18.6 cm

Depth: 0.9 cm

Height: 24.1 cm

Weight: 613 g, 607 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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