haydn-wat... 5

haydn-watson

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:15.08.2011

Reviews:1

Quote-start

iPad 2 review from an owner

Quote-end
15.08.2011

Advantages:
Wide range of games, apps, & songs .  Easy to use if you have owned an iPod .  Look great .

Disadvantages:
Very expensive for higher memory capacity models .  Not many features if being used for business .

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Speed

Look & Feel

Comfort & Portability

Robustness & Durability

Value For Money

Memory / capacitySatisfactory

Ease of useEasy

Range of Extra FeaturesExcellent

Instruction manualSatisfactory

Manufacturer SupportSatisfactory

3 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
very helpful by (33%):
  1. mrufo
helpful by (67%):
  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. Thehonesttruth

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

Apple iPad 2 review from an owner


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.

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 2p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 2p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

mrufo 09.12.2011 23:58

Useful op...Paul

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 to 10 out of 10 offers for Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16 GB   Sorted by: Price 
Apple iPad Mini, A5 Dual Core CPU, 16GB Flash, 7.9

Apple iPad Mini, A5 Dual Core CPU, 16GB Flash, 7.9" MultiTouch, Wifi, Bluetooth, 2 x Camer ...

A beautiful display, powerful A5 chip, FaceTime HD camera, iSight camera with 1080p HD ... more

video recording, ultra-fast wireless and over
275,000 apps ready to download from the App Store.
iPad mini is an iPad in every way, shape and
slightly smaller form. ...

1 more offer (£239.90) from this merchant

Ebuyer.com

Postage & Packagingrefer to website
Availabilityrefer to website
Ebuyer.com

Apple iPad 2 16GB (Black, Wi-Fi Only) - Genuine UK Stock

Apple iPad 2 16GB (Black, Wi-Fi Only) - Genuine UK Stock

The iPad 2 is thin, light and full of great ideas At 8.8 mm thin and weighing as little ... more

as 601 g, you can take iPad with you anywhere and
surf the web, flip through photos and read books. 
FaceTime video calling  With a tap, you can make
video calls f...

4 more offers (£279.49 to £454.00) from this merchant

amazon marketplace electronics

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace e...
Postage & PackagingFree!
AvailabilityUsually dispatched within 24 hours...
amazon marketplace electronics

Classic Apple iPad 9.7 Inch 16GB Tablet - Black ( 16GB iPad2 Wi-Fi BLK )

Classic Apple iPad 9.7 Inch 16GB Tablet - Black ( 16GB iPad2 Wi-Fi BLK )

Classic iPad 16GB Wi-Fi Black 9.7-inch diagonal LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch ... more

display with IPS technology 1024x768-pixel
resolution at 132 pixels per inch ppi
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating Support
for display of multiple language...

1 more offer (£329.99) from this merchant

Maplin.co.uk

Postage & Packagingrefer to website
Availabilityrefer to website
Maplin.co.uk

Product Information »

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, li...

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
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

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16 GB has been rated:

"very helpful" by (33%):

  1. mrufo

"helpful" by (67%):

  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. Thehonesttruth

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Apple iPad Air 32GB WiFi

Apple iPad Air 32GB WiFi

Screen Size: 9.7 Inches - Apple iOS 7 - A7

User reviews (5)

Buy now for only £ 382.00

Apple iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi

Apple iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi

Screen Size: 7.9 Inches - Apple iOS 6, Apple iOS 7, A5 dual-core - A5, A5 dual-core

User reviews (21)

Buy now for only £ 197.00

Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi

Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi

Screen Size: 9.7 Inches - Apple iOS 7 - A7

User reviews (8)

Buy now for only £ 296.50



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16 GB? Click here