Apple iPad 2: will you get it?

Apple iPad 2: will you get it?

The iPad 2 is finally here and it'struly an iPad on steroids. It has now grown dual-core A5 musclecapable of delivering double the processing and nine times thegraphical punch. But tablet steroids are of a special kind andinstead of growing bigger, the iPad 2 has lost significant part ofits body fat and is now not only more lightweight at 1.33 pounds (601 grams) forthe Wi-Fi version, but it's also 33% slimmer than the original iPadand even slimmer than the iPhone 4.



While it might be the thinnest of alltablets out there, its powerful guts are by no means left unmatchedby the competition. The recently released Motorola XOOM and upcomingtablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 also come with dual-corebrains and probably even more RAM than the iPad. But could this makeup for the humble number of tablet-centric applications for Android Honeycomb? It'sup to you to decide, but before you vote with your dollar let us knowabout the most important thing for us - your opinion!



Will you buy the new iPad 2?

W00t! I'll be camping outside the Apple Store!
18.78%
Dual-core CPU in a razor sharp package? I'll get it as soon as I sell my original iPad on eBay!
10.9%
I've got the original iPad and it suits me just fine.
6.11%
iWhat? I'm getting a Honeycomb tablet!
40.36%
I want the webOS HP TouchPad!
3.52%
10 inches? Isn't that a giant iPod? I'm waiting for something smaller!
3.47%
Tablets annoy me. I'll stick with my laptop.
16.85%

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iPad 2
  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 0.7 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 6944 mAh

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64 Comments

1. appleblackberryandroid unregistered

When you can view a web page as it is intended, instead of getting a download flash player error is when I will even look at ANY Apple products.

2. superpooburger

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

no flash is small drawback, but at least it doesnt have huge drawbacks as android.. like crapy battery life... and other....

11. Eingild unregistered

Dude, battery life does not depend on the OS. It depends on the battery model provided by manufacturers. If you're going to bash other products, do it the right way.

31. Todd unregistered

Actually, batter life does depend on the OS to some degree, albeit a small amount, it does hold some responsibility. You see, the OS determines how to use all the resources available to it, including energy. How much energy gets diverted to one application over another? What about increases power usage for one core over the other ... or both? The list goes on. A good operating system will be able to increase the life of a battery on any given device. Though you are correct in that the battery is the biggest contributor, it isn't the only. And thus I reach my point... grow up, get off the forums, and go play in traffic.

25. AppleFUD unregistered

Sorry, that's just FUD. Android will get about the same battery life as iOS relative to what's running. Both operating systems handle multitasking in a very similar way. The difference is that Android developers can choose to enable background multitasking which means some can write bad apps that drain the battery, thus if someone is getting bad battery life on an Android device it is most likely do to a poorly written app, not the OS. If you don't believe me just do some research on how iOS & Android handle multitasking, there's several great articles on it.

33. Todd unregistered

I never said that the iPad or the Droid OS handled multitasking poorly or that one was better than the other. I just said that the OS does have something to do with the battery life. I agree - modern OS will manage battery life well and equally with other OS

35. Xoom for $539 unregistered

WOW!!! Looks like Sam's Club will have the WiFi Xoom for $539 That's $40 more than the lowest iPad 2 16G And you get 16G more Lots more RAM Don't need Apple's proprietary dongles = $40-$80 And you get an SD expansion slot = priceless = unlimited memory Of course. . Honeycomb = priceless!

59. MobilePhoneMaster unregistered

I doesn't want iPad 2. It runs the stupid iOS operating system. I prefer Honeycomb tablets (Motorola XOOM or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) or Android mobile phones I prefer a Nokia mobile phone with Symbian OS than an iPad 2. Although, a mobile phone, it runs better operating system (Android and Symbian are better than iOS). So, I can do more with a good mobile phone than an stupid tablet

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

So far more people want an iPad than anything else. Let's see how this plays out

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Now it's a tie! Uh-oh!

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Now honeycomb is winning!!! I can't take the drama!!!

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

LOL this is drama i just hope it doesn't get trolled

21. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Of course it will

29. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

LOL now xoom wining by a big margin but this may change when everyone gets of their jobs 2-7PM then this tread will burn like gasoline

30. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

WTF "xoom" i meant honeycomb... my bad

6. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

And now the iPad 2 is winning again!!

7. appleblackberryandroid unregistered

you call 10 hours of battery life a downside. Wake up and get your facts right superpooburgermister. xoom, xoom, xoom

8. appleblackberryandroid unregistered

looks like nomore tie

9. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Tables are stupid, stick with a damn laptop.

26. Socalvenom unregistered

I second that notion I mean Why spend $800 on a tablet when you can get a very nice netbook that does everything a tablet can muster and then some I own a Gateway netbook which was $280 250gb hd, 2gb ram, 1.6 intel atom and you name it it has it. Tablets are useful in some ways but the majority of people that want tablets want them expecting they run just as good as a laptop or better. I guess people forgot tablets were created for our entertainment. Instead they made them look like a replacement technology for laptops and netbooks. Shame

52. AndroidQueen

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 04, 2011

Tablets are sexy! Laptops are not.

10. appleblackberryandroid unregistered

since 90% of web pages require flash, how is it a minor drawback? It's a minor drawback to you because you haven't seen flash before on your apple. You can't miss what you never had. xoom, xoom, xoom

12. Allday28

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

I really like that Apple isnt trying to push 3D on to people. I just might switch to apple for that reason alone.

13. bigeffindeall unregistered

Glad to see common sense is winning...I still cant see the point in a tablet...Call me old fashioned, but why not just get a small laptop, or a netbook?...Ipads and the other tablets just seem like really nice toys to have...Sure, If Ihad the money to waste Id get one...But until then i'll stick to my driods and my laptop....

14. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Couldn't have said it any better. That is EXACTLY how I feel...

27. AppleFUD unregistered

How about a tablet that can actually double as a netbook? That's what I'm waiting for--the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. I think that will get both jobs done nicely.

45. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

doesn't Dell already have that concept with a tablet that docks into a netbook-like hardware.

15. .... unregistered

ipad = shit

58. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

xoom and all android products = shit

16. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Just sold my 16gb iPad for $450 on ebay last night so it would be odd for me not to take the ~$50 hit and buy the new one. Considering getting my first white colored piece of technology too. Any thoughts on that?

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