iPad 2 – Specifications and Review

iPad 2 is out now and it is got some old features but new on the iPad. iPad 2 has got two cams, a better processor and better graphics. Nothing much though. The tablets war started out when Apple released their tablet PC and named it iPad and since then many tablets came out with much better hardware and software too. Apple was a bit late in introducing the current industry standards to their product.

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The Apple iPad 2 weighs less than its predecessor but still it weighs heavy at 601 g. It is also slimmer than the iPad 1. It comes in two variants Wi-Fi and Wi Fi + 3G and the regualar storage variants – 16,32,64 GB. It has got a better battery which can provide you fun for about 10 hours non stop. Let us take a look at the specifications of this new gadget.

Display

The Apple iPad 2 has got a 9.7 inch (measured diagonally) screen. It has a LED-backlit IPS TFT display with capacitive touchscreen. It supports multi touch and Apple is known for its responsive touch screens. It has got a screen with 1024 X 768 pixel resolution at 132 ppi. It has got fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and supports for the display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously. With up to nine times the graphics performance as its predecessor, gameplay on iPad is even smoother and more realistic.

Processor

The iPad has finally got a Dual core Processor otherwise none would go for this. The iPad 2 sports with a powerful dual core processor. This gadget comes with an 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor. The System turns on instantly as you switch it on, that is one to be appreciated.

Camera

The front camera has got video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera and the Rear camera has got video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom. Geo-tagging is available but taking pictures and videos in a gadget of this size ? Doesn’t sound cool !

Sensors

It has got all the typical sensors for a tablet. It holds the Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer and the Ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

For Internet and other purposes this device has got, Wi-Fi,  Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and HSDPA + HSUPA, if you got the 3G variant.

Software

The iPad 2 comes with the iOS 4.2 which supports multitasking, Folder classifications, Facetime and has got numerous cool apps and it is here where Apple iPad 2 wins. There are numerous apps that could do wonders in/with this device. It comes with a cool number of inbuilt apps too. It supports AirPlay and AirPrint.

That is all the basic info you need to know. You can take a look at the complete tech specs at Apple’s Official site for the iPad 2. I expected some new jaw dropping features from the iPad 2, but I was totally disappointed. Anyhow anyone would look cool with a device like this in their hand. So, are you gonna get one ? share your thoughts on this gadget with us through the comments.