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Apple iPad 2 Tablet eBook Reader Review

The iPad 2 is lighter and faster than the original.

March 11, 2011
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In the Box

As well as the iPad itself, you get:

* USB cable

* 10W USB power adapter

* Basic documentation

No video or other cables are included in the package.

Handling

The iPad 2 has slightly smaller dimensions than the original iPad: it weighs slightly less (1.3lbs against 1.5lbs for the original) and is a bit thinner, at 0.88 inches thick. The original iPad was 0.51 inches thick. Even with the thinner, lighter form factor, the device is still a little hard to hold with a single hand. The iPad still doesn't come with a stand, but this time around Apple is offering specialized iPad covers that can double as a stand to tilt the screen up for viewing. We expect that a slew of other cases designed to make it easier to hold will appear over the next few months.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16 GB) Comparison
  11. Samsung Galaxy Tab (T-Mobile) Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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