- Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold
- Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds
- Tediously slow to charge
- Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
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.
Thinner, lighter and full of great ideas.
Once you pick up iPad 2, it'll be hard to put down. That's the idea behind the all-new design. It's 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter, so it feels even more comfortable in your hands. And it makes surfing the web, checking email, watching movies and reading books so natural, you might forget there's incredible technology under your fingers.