Monday, March 14, 2011

Apple iPad 2: First Look (Video) "iPad 2 is the Tablet PC to beat"


Apple iPad 2 now available!

Apple iPad 2: iPad 2 is the Tablet PC to Beat

The Apple iPad 2 went on sale on Friday, March 11, 2011 and promptly sold out online then at Apple stores in the USA. Delivery dates were pushed back from days to weeks. As noted by reviewers, the iPad 2 may not be revolutionary, but it is evolutionary.

Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal weighs in on the Apple iPad 2 in the video below. His first take:
=> iPad 2 is the tablet PC to beat, so far in 2011
=> Would recommend for the average, non-techie consumer
=> Thinner
=> Lighter
=> Faster, twice the processing power of original iPad
=> Increased graphics power (screen resolution and 10" screen same as original iPad)
=> Better battery life than competitors (10 hours)
=> Plenty of third party apps available (65,000+ optimized for iPad 2 in Apple App Store)
=> Wi-Fi, Verizon, and AT&T versions
=> Attractive entry price, price remains same as original iPad ($499 to $829)
=> Front and rear cameras are mediocre for still photos
=> Battery not quite as strong as on original iPad, but better than competitors
=> Does not play Adobe Flash video

WSJ "Walt Mossberg Reviews the iPad" You already know the highlights of the new Apple iPad: thinner, lighter, faster. But how is it to use? Walt Mossberg shares the results of his testing of the iPad 2.

iPad 2 Is Here

March 11, 2011: iPad 2, the next generation of the magical device, went on sale today at all 236 Apple Retail Stores in the US and through the Apple Online Store. Every customer who buys an iPad 2 at an Apple Retail Store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPad 2 by setting up email, loading new apps from the App Store, and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPad 2 before they leave the store. iPad 2 is also available starting today at AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Read more:

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Apple's Mission Statement and as described in press releases, "Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices."

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