iPad 2 Review

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Apple iPad 2 specifications

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • Fast processor (1000 MHz)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 9.5mm/0.37inches (0.34 inches)

Cons

  • Low pixel densitiy screen, below 180ppi (132 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (0.7 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Proprietary USB connector – have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB

Design

  • Device type: Tablet
  • OS: iOS (5.1, 5, 4.x)
  • Form factor: Candybar
  • Dimensions: 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 (241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 21.62 oz (613 g)
  • the average is 16.6 oz (474 g)

Display

  • Physical size: 9.70 inches
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Pixel density: 132 ppi
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features: Light sensor

Battery

  • Capacity: 6944 mAh

Hardware

  • Processor: Dual core, 1000 MHz, A5
  • Graphics processor: Yes
  • System memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage: 64000 MB

Camera

  • Camera: 0.7 megapixels Aperture size: F2.4
  • Camcorder: 1280×720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
  • Features: Video calling
  • Front-facing camera: 0.3 megapixels VGA

Multimedia

  • Music player:
  • Filter by: Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
  • Features: Album art cover, Background playback
  • YouTube player: Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser: Yes
  • Supports: HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
  • YouTube (upload)

Technology

  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
  • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data: HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning: A-GPS
  • Navigation: Yes

Phone features

  • Organizer: Calendar, Document viewer (Office 2007, Office 2003, PDF)
  • Messaging: Predictive text input
  • E-mail: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n, a
  • USB: Yes
  • Connector:Proprietary
  • HDMI: Yes
  • TV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications: Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
  • 02 Mar 2011

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