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Apple iPad (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad (2nd Gen) A5 1GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet Gold
A5 1GHz iOS 16GB May 2013
Processor Model Processor Clock Speed Operating System Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
Thin. Light. Fully Loaded.Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. 10-hour battery life.1 Over 200 new software features in iOS 5. And iCloud. All in a remarkably... More
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Apple Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

A5 processor tablets built by Apple have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just A5 processor tablets) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the iPad (2nd gen) has one of the larger screen sizes amongst tablet computers of this age. The screen sizes of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 7" to 11".

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Very Long Browsing Time

The browsing times of tablet computers of this spec and age range from 9h to 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.3h. When compared to other tablet computers of this age and spec that we have checked, the iPad (2nd gen)'s browsing time of 10 hours is one of the longest.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Most A5 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen) are not 4G compatible. The iPad (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

Tablets which are 4G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Mini.

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Not 3G Compatible

The iPad (2nd gen) is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen) are also not 3G compatible.

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Only 960 X 720 Pixels Main Camera Resolution

The iPad (2nd gen) has a maximum main camera resolution of 960 x 720 pixels. That's 25% less main camera resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found main camera resolution.

This tablet computer's main camera resolution (960 x 720 pixels) is actually the worst main camera resolution across all comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen).

The best main camera resolution across similar types of tablet computer is 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a better internal memory type than most tablet computers of a comparable type and age to it. This tablet computer has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most tablets that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The internal memory type of all comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) ranges from DDR3Lm-SDRAM to LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The iPad (2nd gen) supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as it. The best Bluetooth version of all comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen) is 4.1 and the worst is 2.

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Very Tall

With a height of 241.2 millimeters, the Apple iPad (2nd gen)'s height is one of the tallest amongst tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad (2nd gen). Tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 11mm and 250mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad (2nd gen)

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Apple tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1 gigahertz, the iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The iPad (2nd gen) has a pretty typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen).

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Mini (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad (2nd gen) is a two processor core tablet. That's average compared to the other 15 A5 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Operating System
Operating System Version
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Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Display Resolution
Second Camera Resolution
Video Capturing Speed
Digital Zoom
Main Camera Resolution
Built-In Speaker
3G Compatible
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Jack Size
Document Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Form Factor
Browsing Time
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Operating Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Keyboard Included
Other Features
Kids Tablet
Operating System
SIM Card
DVI Port

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Expert Reviews

11 April 2013

Overall, the Dash Folio is a solid?if not flashy?protective case. The many viewing and typing angles make it functional, too. However, I think it's better suited for an iPad 2 than for subsequent...

16 June 2012

The flood of sleeves, cases and accessories for the new iPad continues unabated, and we recently received two new products from X-Doria. The Dash Folio Leather (US$49.99) and Sleeve Stand ($29.99)... Read more…

10 May 2012

While everyone's needs are different, our ideal iPad case is as follows: thin, light, protective, and usable. That's the killer combination, and of course a nice design is important too. This... Read more…

3 April 2012

The folio-style cases all have the same unique X-shaped rubber iPad/iPad 2-accommodating frame inside, consequently leaving the top, right side, and bottom of your tablet largely exposed. They... Read more…

16 March 2012

Apple's third generation iPad has reached our labs, but before we give you the full review, here's a quick look at one of the key features of the new iPad - the increased screen resolution of 2048... Read more…

Beautiful Design
Great Operating System in IO 5
5 Processor is still fast
App Store is larger than any other for tablets
Dated Screen
Cameras are poor and let the tablet down
New Model Released
Micro SIM
Adobe Flash
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User Reviews

Reviewed 28 November 2012 by Sharen
(Verified Purchase)

I bought an Apple ipad 2 wifi/bluetooth tablet 64GB 9.7 inch ips rear camera and front camera from TTsims for £422 on the 25th June 2012 that stated was NEW. Within Five months the ipad screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2014 by A gallagher
(Verified Purchase)

I only got an I pad because everybody else has one, maybe i am a dinosour but I like my laptop better with its nice proper keypad, Item was promised by Thursday 20th but arrived on 18th, fantastic... Read more…

Never had seen blacks like this - better than a movie theater
Colors pop and are deeply saturated, even across wide images
3D great with glasses that don't darken the picture
Curve screen eliminates side-wall windows' light reflections (not from the back wall, though
Easy to use smart TV features, including search of your networked computers for images and music
HDMI ARC is fussy connecting to Onkyo receivers
Reviewed 27 December 2013 by C.C. James
(Verified Purchase)

What's not been said? These really are great, smooth, quick, intuitive. Just a great device to have for a range of uses. Aside from the apps and browsing , I use it often with Bluetooth speakers... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2013 by Joy
(Verified Purchase)

I am absolutely delighted with my iPad which does what I want and more. It is so easy to check my emails without having to boot up the computer...

Quality build, its simply the best portable device on the planet, it can do anything and has apps from all the best media and productivity you can imagine. Camera is decent, microphone and chat abilit
NONE you kidding me
Reviewed 3 February 2013 by F. Mears
(Verified Purchase)

So good I'll be buying another one (because this one was in an accident and the repair guy repaired it so that it doesn't work) DO NOT GIVE A CRACKED IPAD TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR PLACE--TAKE IT... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mc979tua, apple mc979, apple mc979l, apple mc979ll, apple mc979lla, apple mc979llar, apple mc979llarb
Barcodes 00754292148802, 00885909471812, 00885909471829, 00885909471980, 00885909530786, 00885909530861