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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Royal Berkshire Trading||G and R Sales||TeknologyKorner||UK Supplies||Shelfone™ (UK - VAT Registered)|
|Computer Memory Size||16 GB||0.51 GB||1 GB||1 GB||0.51 GB||1 GB|
|Connectivity Technology||WLAN,Bluetooth,Wi-Fi,USB||Wi-Fi||Bluetooth||Bluetooth,WLAN,Wi-Fi,USB||WLAN,Bluetooth,USB,GSM||Bluetooth; Wi-Fi|
|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||Apple||ARM||Apple||Apple||Apple||ARM and Apple|
|Processor (CPU) Speed||—||1 GHz||1.4 GHz||1.4 GHz||1 GHz||1.2 GHz|
|Display Size||9.7 inches||9.7 inches||9.7 inches||9.7 inches||24.64 cm||7.9 inches|
|Display Technology||Retina||LCD||RETINA||LCD,LED Backlight,IPS,TFT||LED-Backlit and IPS||IPS,LED-Backlit,Retina|
|Hard Disk Size||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||32 GB|
|Item Dimensions||0.94 x 24.12 x 18.57 cm||0.88 x 18.57 x 24.12 cm||0.75 x 16.95 x 24 cm||0.75 x 16.95 x 24 cm||0.88 x 18.57 x 24.12 cm||0.75 x 13.47 x 20 cm|
|Item Weight||0.65 kg||0.6 kg||469 grams||469 grams||0.61 kg||331 grams|
|Memory Storage Capacity||1 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Operating System||iOS 5.1||iOS 5||iOS 7||iOS 7||iSO 4||iOS|
9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics 5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacity Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR
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Top customer reviews
Beautiful Retina Display, which now has more apps then ever that take advantage of that
Lightening fast speed and response time
Incredible battery life
Not extremely heavy
The back easily scratches unless you have a cover
With the Retina Display apps, they do take up much more space then before
Battery does take a long time to charge
Does get overly warm after a long period of use
I wish Apple would clean up some of the settings and "required" apps as they do take up space
Notifications are a little difficult to manage.
Retina Display: Nothing beats the screen resolution of the new iPad and this it is a pleasure to read on. It like reading a magazine which is backlit. It is surprisingly not stressful on the eyes. The best reading experience after my Kindle e-ink reader.
Apps: The applications you have for iOS are top notch. And thus makes the iPad very versatile. I work full time and study part time thus I like to read my study books whenever I can. With Dropbox and GoodReader I can sync my last reading page, annotations, etc of various documents mainly PDFs and thus have a seamless experience when I change from my deskstop to iPad and vice versa. Hence having the cellular network helps a lot.
Third part accessories: iPad has the most comprehensive support of cases, styli, accessories, you name it!
Battery life: I do not use the iPad for gaming or watching videos. I use it for reading, RSS feed, Skype calls and more reading. And believe me I get 2 days out of a single charge! Best of the lot. The stand by time is awesome as well, there is so little battery used during stand by that the battery level hardly decreases as compared to other tablets.
Lack of ports, no expandable memory, mono speakers. People seem to complain about the weight but I am alright with it.
I hope this helps. If you do a lot of reading and want a multi purpose device look no further. I promise.
Update: After 2 weeks.
The battery life is amazing! stand by time is awesome, drains 2% in 3 hours. WiFi is awlays on, is clever to switch it on when in a known WiFi network. I was apprehensive about leaving WiFi on all the time but now I do leave it switched on.
Eagerly waiting for iOS 6.
Please do not hesistate to ask questions, I would be more than happy to be of any help.
Update after 3 weeks:
When I play Real Racing 2 HD on it the device gets warm/hot, whichever way you put it. But it does not do any harm to your fingers because of the temperature, it is just that all the clyinders under the hood were firing to give you a smoother experience.
On my trip to Liverpool I charged the iPad and started my day at 9:00. 3 hours outward journey the iPad was used for locating restaurants in Liverpool and reading up! It was used during my few hours stay in Liverpool on and off. While coming back to London the iPad was used continuously used to listen to music and watch some videos and messaging using Skype. When I reached home at 23:30 the battery left was 64%! I don't have to say anything more about this versatile workhorse.
In my view you can get up and running with the iPad out of the box without reading anything as it is so intuitive, and, mine was 85% charged. I was concerned about the absence of Adobe Flash but already Apple has things going their way (towards HTML 5 rather than Flash) and lots of websites that didn't function properly before now work well. For example, the Audi website used to transfer you to its' mobile website on an iPad - this is no longer the case and you get full functionality - you can configure your new Audi R6 on your iPad! There is also a BBC iPlayer for iPad that's great as well as an ITV version. In summary, these are my thoughts;
- The design and construction are of a very high standard - the iPad is an iconic item.
- The operating system seems robust and offers a bit of an adventure if you're only weaned on Windows like me.
- Performance is fast and graphics are excellent - although I am not a hardened gamer, some of the driving games in particular, are highly responsive and have very lifelike high resolution graphics that seem to be rendered effortlessly by the iPad.
- The Retina Display is breathtaking and the rear camera is very good too - there is anti-shake and genuine low light capability but no flash.
- I love the way the (optional) cover switches the unit on and off - if you have an Apple cover from your iPad 2 that will definitely work with the new model.
- There are fewer limitations whilst browsing as a result of not running Adobe Flash than I thought.
- Battery life seems very good - circa 9 hours.
- I could see the iPad becoming the defacto standard in tablets - many vendors don't seem to do Android versions of magazines etc.
- Lots of accessories are available, and, unlike an Android tablet, there is no need for internet security products. It is worth noting many iPad 2 accessories do actually fit the new model.
- Wide range of apps available and more come out everyday, many of which are optiimised for the Retina Diaplay.
- Not too sure what you can do with MS Office documents on an iPad as yet.
- Some websites still depend on Adobe Flash although this is diminishing.
- No HDMI port or SD card slot - (the iPad is certainly not alone in this) - you can buy various adaptors to connect your memory card/camera/TV. Also, you can't browse pictures on an SD card, even with a card adaptor you have to actually load them onto the iPad or iCloud first.
- You need to learn the Apple OS if you're used to Windows but it's easy (at least the basics).
- If you buy the 4G version, in the UK, you only get 3G performance.
- Release 3 of the iPad is really "more of the same" - some tweaks but nothing conceptually radical.
I bought the WiFi only (32GB) version of the iPad and when on the move use my mobile phone as a hotspot - it works well. Finally, I have three other friends who have bought the new iPad and they are all delighted with theirs too. Yes, there may be the odd thing that irritates you, and, I know the iPad isn't without its critics, but, overall, I have to say it's a very, very well designed and executed consumer product and most people seem to love it! The iPad is undoubtedly a beautiful and iconic object of our times.
Recommended as a first time tablet purchase, or, if you need to replace your existing iPad. However, I'm a bit more reserved about an upgrade from Version 2 for the sake of it despite being a gadget fiend!
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