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Apple iPad 2 (2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14742 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and touch screen are overall positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features, and opinions about the storage and reliability are different.

usability, screen, portability, touch screen, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad 2 (2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 1565 user reviews of Apple iPad 2 (2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad 2 16GB (Black, Wi-Fi Only) - Genuine UK StockApple iPad 2 - Black (16GB, Wifi)Apple IPAD White-2 16GB 16 GB 512 MB 9.7 -inch LCD

Consumer review by: review summary for Apple iPad 2 (2011)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4162 user reviews of Apple iPad 2 (2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on

usability, price, portability, screen, design

features, reliability

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad 2 MC979LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi, White) 2nd GenerationApple iPad 2 2nd generation Tablet, 1 GHz processor, 16GB, Wifi (White)Apple iPad 2 MC764LL/A Tablet (64GB, Wifi + Verizon 3G, Black) 2nd Generation

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Review Apple iPad 2 Tablet/MID


Successor to the Throne. About one year ago, Apple laid the foundation for the iPad, a groundbreaking new tablet series. Apples iPad 2 comes with new hardware: dual-core CPUs and front and rear cameras. These upgrades are just in time, because the...

High quality case ; Good performance ; Quiet and low heat emissions ; Good battery life ; Extensive package (Appstore, Bookstore, iTunes...)

Still no cursor keys on the virtual keyboard ; Limited connectivity ; Camera module has bad quality ; The Apple System (both soft- and hardware) are completely closed off

an upgraded, new display and more ports


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The iPad 2 Review


Honestly, we recommend that you don't buy an iPad 2 intending to use its cameras for anything other than FaceTime and Photo Booth. For those purposes, the iPad 2 shines. The FaceTime calls we made during testing were smooth and lag-free, though we...

New A5 chip and RAM significantly improve overall performance, and gaming in particular. Dual cameras work fine for video calls. Thinner, lighter unibody looks slick and makes the iPad more comfortable to use. Video mirroring adds “teaching and...

No transformative new features. Display is unchanged, so it still isn't usable in bright sunlight and attracts lots of smudgy fingerprints. Cameras yield poor, low-res photos. Using cameras is often difficult and requires awkward grip. No support for...

I fail to understand the obsession over the low-res camera. It's a tablet. Compared to a camera or a phone, it's huge. And unwieldy. Are you seriously going to tell me that you'll be using this as a camera?

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iPad 2 Review


The iPad 2 has arrived, and with it, the tablet computer that has redefined the genre is getting a very interesting update. Thinner design, dual-cameras, updated OS, new accessories… with the same pricing structure. For some, it is the update they've...

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Hands-on with the newly unveiled Apple iPad 2


Post PC Device. After months of rumors, leaks, and various other ...

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The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery Life


When Apple launched the 3rd generation iPad (as the new iPad), it also dropped the price of the entry-level 16GB WiFi iPad 2 to $399. Apple's products tend to hold their values exceptionally well, so this two-tablet strategy made sense. Apple also...

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Apple iPad 2 review: Love and hate 2.0


The Apple iPad 2 is about to hit European shelves, fresh form a diet and exercise regime that's helped it shed weight and build muscle. Faster, thinner and lighter is an accurate account of what's been going on in the year that divides the two editions...

9.7” capacitive IPS touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels; oleophobic coating ; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity ; Optional 3G connectivity (data only) ; Optional GPS with A-GPS support ; Apple A5 SoC - 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex...

iTunes required for uploading content ; No Flash support in the web browser ; Poor still cameras – though, really, this thing isn’t meant for taking candids ; No standard USB port ; No kickstand – it cannot stand on a table without the help of a dock...

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The Apple iPad 2 Review


I don't exactly remember when I stopped using the iPad, but it wasn't without me trying to use it. We reviewed the WiFi version on AnandTech last year but it was the AT&T 3G version that I ended up using most of the time. For short trips around NC I'd...

If you fell in love with the original iPad, the iPad 2 is a significant upgrade. You get much faster hardware, a much more ergonomic device and the ability to FaceTime with your friends. If it weren't for the fact that the iPad 3 is likely 12 months...

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Slim Fast: Apple’s Tablet Leads the Race


The iPad shed some weight and gained some speed to become the iPad 2. It's incredible what a difference that makes.


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Apple iPad 2


Judging by the lines at stores, the Apple iPad 2 is a phenomenon. It's been rumored for so long, and with so much talk about tablet PCs in general in the past year, it's as if the pent-up demand just exploded this weekend. But despite the long lines...

Dual core processor ; 10-hour-plus battery life ; Bright 9.7-inch IPS LCD screen ; A third thinner than the original ; Front and rear cameras

Highly reflective screen ; Slippery ; No expandable memory ; Poor visibility outdoors ; Poor still image quality

The Apple iPad 2 right now is cheaper and easier to use, but not necessarily better endowed than competing tablets – but that doesn't matter.

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Apple iPad 2 Preview


The second generation iPad went on sale earlier today, to much fanfare and long, long lines. We're hard at work on our full review of Apple's second generation tablet but there were a few things we wanted to chime in on before too much time passed.

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera


Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight:Direct LED
LED Technology:Direct LED
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / Multi-touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Apple / iPad OS
Operating System Version:iOS 4.3


Brand of Graphic Chip:Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Not Applicable
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Not Applicable
Chipset Type:Not Applicable
Processor:A5 / A5 APPLE
Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:Not Applicable