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Apple iPad (2nd Gen) A5 1GHz 64GB 9.7" Tablet

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A5 1GHz iOS 64GB Jan 2016
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2 Reasons For

Apple Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

Apple has excellent average reviews for its A5 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet computer range.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on recently released comparable spec tablet computers.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Most recently released tablets are not 4G. The iPad (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

If you want a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E ($139.00), or the Asus 8.0 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3G

The iPad (2nd gen) is not 3G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months are also not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might also be worth looking at include the FonePad 7 FE375CXG, or the FonePad 7 FE375CXG both from Asus or the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) the internal memorys range from 0.5GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 0.5 gigabytes, the iPad (2nd gen)'s internal memory is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad (2nd gen).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the iPad (2nd gen) that we have assessed, the Apple iPad (2nd gen)'s processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the recently released similar spec tablet computers the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.3MB.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Apple iPad (2nd gen) is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 66% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all latest tablet computers the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the iPad (2nd gen) is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst maximum video resolution amongst all similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad (2nd gen).

Amongst similar types of tablet the best maximum video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) have processor frequencys of between 0.9GHz and 2.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.6GHz. When compared to other latest similar spec tablet computers that we have assessed, the processor frequency of the iPad (2nd gen) of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the Galaxy Tab A (1.2GHz), the Galaxy Tab E ($139.00) (1.2GHz), or the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A (1.2GHz) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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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 new comparable spec tablet computers. The Bluetooth version of all similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) ranges from 4.2+EDR to 4.1.

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Very Thick

Across all the similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad (2nd gen) the depths range from 5.5mm to 250mm, and the average depth is 75mm. The Apple iPad (2nd gen) has one of the thickest depths (241.2 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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

Released Twelve Months Ago

This tablet computer was released twelve months ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

The iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly average internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released in the last year.

If this Apple tablet internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the F110 G2 (128GB), or the F110 (128GB) both from Getac or the HP 612 G1 (128GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

The iPad (2nd gen) has a fairly average display diagonal (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad (2nd gen).

If this Apple tablet display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Yoga Tab 3 Plus (10.1"), or the IdeaPad A10-70 (10.1") both from Lenovo or the Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A10 (10.1") which also has a higher rating.

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Card Reader Integrated
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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Second Camera
Front Camera
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Video Recording
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
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Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
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DC-In Jack
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
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Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
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Browsing Time
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Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Operational Conditions
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Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Networking Features
Wi-Fi
Compatible Operating Systems
Infrared Data Port
SIM Card Support
DVI Port
Internal Modem
TV Tuner Integrated
ExpressCard Slot
Relative Humidity
TV in Port

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Expert Reviews

(18)
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
Performance
Dated Screen
Cameras are poor and let the tablet down
New Model Released
Micro SIM
Adobe Flash
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User Reviews

(7)
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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