iPad 2 Spec

Tablet Pc Apple iPad 2 - I thinking about how ipad will compare to the iPad 2 — which is probably a more fair comparison. Comparison - iPad vs iPad 2:After spending hours in line today, I managed to get my greasy sausage fingers on a brand new ipad 2 review and test it. We thought we would cram everything into one article here to talk about the Apple iPad, the iPad 2, the new commercial ad featuring iOS 4.2 features and we decided to add iPad 2 and BB PlayBook going head-to-head with its release dates.

So here it is, the most awaited, much speculated gadget of the year after the Iphone 5,the Apple Ipad 2.

Here's what we know:

* Dual-core A5 processors to improve speed -- graphics will run up to 9x faster while using the same battery life.

* Front and rear-facing cameras. Rear camera is 720p resolution, front is "VGA quality" -- it's meant to be used for Facetime chat primarily, so quality isn't that big a deal.

* Gyroscope for position-based apps.

* 33% thinner than the first iPad at 0.34". It's 9.5" high and 7.3" wide.

* Lighter, at 1.33 pounds versus 1.6 pounds for the current iPad.

* Starts at the same price: $499. So it won't be dramatically cheaper as some had proposed. It also comes in the same models as the current version: Wi-Fi and 3G (Verizon or AT&T) in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB sizes.

That's about it -- looks like a minor update to the hardware. Apple is also announcing peripherals, including an HDMI adapter for high-definition video output ($39), and Smart Covers, a new kind of magnetic cover with a bendable flap.