Who doesn’t know about Apple or its iPod, iPhone, and iPad? Well, none, it’s likely. This time, Apple has a whole brand new iPad, the iPad 2, to either entertain users or assist them in their daily business life. There have been lots of hypes going on out there about the iPad 2. Nonetheless, prior to deciding whether or not to get an iPad 2 as well, it is of utmost importance to really know what the device can and what it can’t offer.
To start it off, the Apple iPad 2 comes in the size of 0.34”, even less big than the original iPad. Yet, it comes with a weight that is very similar with the original iPad. The iPad 2 weighs 1.33 pounds. Yet, if you decide to get one with 3G capability, the device weighs 1.34 or 1.35 inches.
That’s about the physical build. Now is time for the components beneath the Apple iPad 2 to show off what they are really capable of doing. Featuring the A5 CPU running at 1GHz clock, the device never seems to disappoint users when it comes to speed. That, put into combination with 512GB RAM, gives the iPad 2 the ability to compete with Apple’s iPhone device. Thanks to this processor and memory capacity, even the most demanding iPad 2 compatible games are not quite likely to ever cause the device to experience a lag, let alone hang.
When it comes to the display, the iPad 2 features an IPS panel measuring 9.7 inches. With this panel, users are capable of viewing things at the maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Unfortunately, Retina Display is not something users will find on the device.
In terms of connectivity, the available options will vary in accordance with the model that the users choose. Available options for the iPad 2 include a Verizon 3G model, AT&T GSM models, and the Wi-Fi only model. Bluetooth 2.1+EDR is a standard connectivity option on the iPad 2. For the 3G model, there is even the AGPS feature available. Nonetheless, regardless of which model users choose, they will get an accelerometer, ambient light sensor and a 3-axis gyroscope, the latest being the newest addition to the tablet.
Now, the next important thing about the slate is, of course, the camera. Unfortunately, even though the iPad 2 has received 2 cameras from Apple, the cameras are not of high quality at all. In fact, to be honest, they are pretty bad. On the front end, there is a VGA camera provided while on the back, there is a seemingly single Megapixel camera.
Battery life on the iPad 2, as always, is pretty amazing. Even when the tablet is used for a long time with its Wi-Fi and 3G on, the iPad 2 will last 3 to 5 days. When tested for video playback, the slate lasts up to over 10 hours. Well, it seems. The competitors aren’t quite likely to beat the battery life of the Apple iPad 2 yet.