Thursday, March 10, 2011

What You Need to Know about the iPad 2

When Apple released the original iPad in 2010, the computer world changed. People lost interest in netbooks and tablets became the hottest property in the tech world. Every other tech giant scrambled to build their own tablets so that they can take advantage of the popularity of these portable hand-held devices. Although tablets have existed before the iPad, its relevance only came to light with the introduction of Steve Job’s portable device.
Barely a year after the introduction of iPad, Steve Jobs is offering something impressive. Aptly dubbed the iPad 2, the device is thinner yet more powerful. It comes with a dual core A5 chip which Apple claims it’s 9 times faster than the original iPad. The graphics processor is not yet named but the demos have been really impressive. Even with the additional power and thinner body, it can still work up to 10 hours without recharging.
The additional power offered by Apple in the iPad 2 perfectly complements the two out-of-the box applications –iMovie and Garage Band. These two applications are well known for their ability to edit videos and music respectively but require powerful processors. With the dual core A5 chip, Apple is confident it will work without any problem.
But the most impressive feature of the iPad 2 is actually its pricing. Like its predecessor, the entry level iPad 2 only costs $499 (16GB Wifi Only). The first generation iPad is $100 less which is an impressive bargain for those who really just wanted a powerful and useful tablet.