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Apple Launched iPad 2~

Apple has just announced iPad 2 in its event in the USA. The new iPad 2 had enhanced the hardware and the software compared to the old iPad 1, mainly on an upgraded processor (1GHz dual core A5 processor), front and rear cameras and lighter + thinner design which comes in black and white color. Surprisingly, the battery life remains the same as 10 hours after upgrading the processor, and the price is exactly the same as iPad 1! Sadly, the iPad 2 screen resolution still remain the same as iPad 1 at 1024×768 pixels unlike the iPhone 4 retina display.

Take a look at the video below on the full features of the iPad 2.

Here are the comparisons between iPad 2 & iPad 1.

Apple iPad 2 VS Apple iPad 1 – Hardware and Software Enhancements

  • iPad 2 has dual core A5 processor compared to A4 single core processor in iPad 1
  • iPad 2 has twice as fast CPU as iPad 1 has.
  • iPad has 9 times faster graphics performance as compared to iPad 1
  • Same power consumption as iPad 1 which is good as it saves battery
  • There are two video cameras, front and rear
  • Video Conferencing and facetime is possible with iPad 2 between iPad 2 and iPad 2, iPhone or Mac OS
  • Thickness is reduced by 33%, from 13.4 mm in iPad 1 to just 8.8 mm in iPad 2 which makes it very sleek
  • iPad 2 weights only 1.3 pound compared to 1.5 pound for iPad 1
  • Comes in both Black and White colour opposed to only black in iPad 1
  • Works with both Verizon and AT&T
  • 10 Hours battery life – same as iPad 1 without any compromise
  • Added new gyroscopes for motion sensing in iPad 2 which was not there in iPad 1
  • iPad 2 comes with HDMI output which was not there in iPad 1
  • iPad 2 HDMI output is mirrored in full HD resolution which was not there in iPad 1
  • iPad 2 can remain in charging while connected to HDMI output
  • iPad 2 HDMI output supports screen rotation and all apps
  • iPad 2 HDMI output connector is sold separately for $39
  • iPad 2 has optional Covers which are magnetic and cover the screen. They stick to the iPad 2 using magnets
  • iPad 2 cover can be used as stand and back cover to hold it in convenient position
  • iPad 2 covers don’t add much weight and keep the screen clean, it also auto locks the display when the cover is on.

The smart cover is something really smart though!

The iPad 2 will be available in the US starting on 11th March 2011. Other regions will be available by end March. Malaysia? Well I guess we will have to wait at least 4-5 months just to have this in store considering the iPad 1 just launched here few months ago. You may have a look at the comparison below between the new iPad 2 and some of the latest tablets launched lately.

So what do you think about the new iPad 2? Is the new design revolutionary? By the way, if you are still interested in getting the iPad 1, here’s the great news!! The iPad 1 price had just been reduced where the 16GB wifi version is only at RM1199 now! Click here to have a look.

An engineer which have a lot of interests in gadgets and technology stuffs. The blog varies from life events to gadgets reviews and hacks.

2 Comments

  • online shopping uk

    There was too much emphasis on how “thin” it was and not on how it would beat out the incoming slew of tablets running on Honeycomb. I’m not sure if 2011 will be the year of the iPad2 but then again people are lemmings for Apple products so this will push the company’s stock price through the roof soon enough.

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