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Apple iPad (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad (2nd Gen) A5 1GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet Gold Editor's Choice
A5 1GHz iOS 16GB Jun 2014
Processor Model Processor Frequency Operating System Installed Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
There's More To It. And Even Less Of It.Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same 10-hour battery life. All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even... More
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3 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

On average Apple A5 processor tablets have excellent ratings as do all tablets built by Apple.

Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) is a eight number of battery cells tablet computer. Most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad (2nd gen) have between one and nine number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Long Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

The average browsing time (Wi-Fi) of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the iPad (2nd gen) is 8.2h, and the browsing time (Wi-Fi)s range from 3h to 18h. At 10 hours, the iPad (2nd gen) has a quite long browsing time (Wi-Fi) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

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7 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The iPad (2nd gen) is not 4G. Most of the other tablets of this type and age are also not 4G.

If you want a tablet that is 4G then you might want to look at the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718155_price].

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Not 3G

The iPad (2nd gen) is not 3G, although it is worth noting that most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3G.

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Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of tablets of a comparable type and age to the iPad (2nd gen) range from 4GB to 64GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad (2nd gen) has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad (2nd gen).

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718155_price] (32GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of tablets of this age and type is 1,400MHz. When compared to other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the iPad (2nd gen) of only 533 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Low Second Camera Resolution

The lowest second camera resolution of comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen) is 0.3MP, the highest is 1.2MP, and the average second camera resolution is 0.78MP. With a second camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has one of the lower second camera resolutions amongst A5 processor tablets of this age.

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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 tablet computers that were released around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) is LPDDR3-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3Lm-SDRAM.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The iPad (2nd gen) supports a 2.1 bluetooth version which is newer than most similar spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago. Most tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 4 bluetooth version. Across all tablet computers of a similar age and type to the iPad (2nd gen) the Bluetooth version ranges from 2 to 4.1.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1 gigahertz, the Apple iPad (2nd gen) has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen).

If this tablet processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Apple iPad Air[plb_1737198_price] (1.3GHz).

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Average Display Diagonal

The iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly typical display diagonal (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Two Processor Coress

The Apple iPad (2nd gen) is a two processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other 16 A5 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
Processor Architecture
Processor Family
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Second Camera Resolution
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Frequency Range
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
2G Standards
3G Standards
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
SIM Card Type
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Connector Type
Phone Features
Voice Call
Instant Messaging (IM)
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Device Type
Form Factor
RoHS Compliance
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Browsing Time
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (3G)
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Energy Star Certified
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Docking Connector
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Networking Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Infrared Data Port
SIM Card Support
Power Requirements
DVI Port
Total Storage Capacity
Pointing Device
Battery Charging Indication
Depth (imperial)
Width (imperial)
Video Playback
Connectivity Technology
Internal Modem
TV Tuner Integrated
ExpressCard Slot
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Drivers Included
Relative Humidity
TV in Port
Battery Low Indication

2 Awards Gold Editor's Choice

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
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Micro SIM
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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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