The original Apple iPad, though not the first tablet gadget to be introduced, has certainly revolutionized the whole hi-tech world since its inception barely a year ago. It has secured its place as the premier computer device which is sleeker that a laptop and bigger than a smart phone. A year after its launch of the original iPad to the market and its immediate and outstanding success, Apple is again on top of their game with the release of the iPad 2. When the news came that a new iPad 2 is going to be made public, the world was wondering about the differences and improvements that will be featured in iPad 2, as well as, if it’s ideal for users of the original iPad to upgrade to iPad 2 immediately.
An iPad 2 Review – Better than the Original iPad
Apple is known for presenting their latest and improved versions of any of their products in something that is physically noticeable at once. It is their strategy to make sure that consumers will sense that the new innovation is better than the old one. Although, of course, there are technical enhancements, Apple uses the exterior appearance and design to capture the attention of users. With this in mind, the new iPad 2 is unexpectedly familiar with that of the original. Although in retrospect, tablets are certainly difficult to change its appearance. With that said, the version of iPad 2 is definitely slimmer, sleeker, and lighter than the original iPad.
The technical aspect of the iPad 2 is where the major enhancements lie. The latest iPad 2 is operated by the faster A5 dual-core 1 GHz processor which runs twice the speed of the original iPad’s A4 single-core processor chip. Another big plus for iPad 2 is its 512 MB RAM, which is again double the size of the one used by the first iPad. Although, the iPad 2’s visual engine is upgraded, the screen window is the same as that of the original version.
iPad 2 Review of its Latest Improvement
Other big improvements that were provided in the iPad 2 but are not available in the old iPad are: the establishing of not one but two cameras, which can be found in the rear side of the tablet and the other VGA camera in the front side. Also the iPad 2 has the distinction of having a built-in gyroscope that will be used to detect if the tablet is being grasped either vertically or horizontally.
The iPad 2 has certainly been given many improvements however some of these features do not function as expected. For instance, the built-in cameras are not that great for capturing still pictures and videos and the video chat s have low quality. Thus, with all the discussed features, you may be wondering if there are other tablets that can go against the iPad 2. The best option that is available for now is the Motorola Xoom with its Android OS. The decision whether you buy the new iPad 2 or not really lie within users like you. It will depend on your personal preferences and what you are familiar with.