Apple iPad 2: Tablet Is Thinner, Lighter, Faster to Use

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At a Glance

The iPad 2 remains the tablet to beat, even though its improvements represent just a satisfying aesthetic and spec evolution over its predecessor.

Price when rated: $629
Lowest price: $399.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold
  • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds

Cons

  • Tediously slow to charge
  • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
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At a Glance

The iPad 2 remains a solid choice, thanks to its lower price and strong app choices.

Pros

  • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold
  • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds

Cons

  • Tediously slow to charge
  • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
 Compare

At a Glance

The iPad 2 remains the tablet to beat, even though its improvements represent just a satisfying aesthetic and spec evolution over its predecessor.

Price when rated: $729

Pros

  • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold
  • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds

Cons

  • Tediously slow to charge
  • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
 Compare

At a Glance

The iPad 2 remains the tablet to beat, even though its improvements represent just a satisfying aesthetic and spec evolution over its predecessor.

Price when rated: $829

Pros

  • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds
  • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold

Cons

  • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
  • Tediously slow to charge
 Compare

At a Glance

The iPad 2 remains the tablet to beat, even though its improvements represent just a satisfying aesthetic and spec evolution over its predecessor.

Price when rated: $499

Pros

  • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold
  • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds

Cons

  • Tediously slow to charge
  • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
 Compare

At a Glance

The iPad 2 remains the tablet to beat, even though its improvements represent just a satisfying aesthetic and spec evolution over its predecessor.

Price when rated: $599
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Pros

  • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds
  • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold

Cons

  • Tediously slow to charge
  • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
 Compare

At a Glance

The iPad 2 remains the tablet to beat, even though its improvements represent just a satisfying aesthetic and spec evolution over its predecessor.

Price when rated: $699

Pros

  • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold
  • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds

Cons

  • Tediously slow to charge
  • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
 Compare

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