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The iPad 2 is lighter, and it’s double the fun

I can’t help but feel sorry for those who bought an iPad before April 29, the day the second generation tablet from Apple was launched in India. They missed out on what is without doubt the best tablet available in the market. The iPad 2 is the original iPad on steroids. So if you liked the iPad 1, you will love the sequel.

Why, the sceptics might ask. Well, to start with, the iPad 2 is 33 per cent thinner and 15 per cent lighter than its predecessor. “Less in your hands. More at your finger tips,” as Apple likes to put it. So if you hold it along with a bunch of magazines, the chances are you will have to shuffle through to find the gadget.

But a smaller size doesn’t mean Apple has reduced the efficiency of the iPad. Thanks to the Dual-Core A5 chip, this version is twice as fast. It is fast enough to render HD video without even a whimper, fast enough to let me edit high-resolution pictures from my DSLR without any hassle — a task which my PC at home seldom does without complaint.

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This post was submitted by prashant agarwal.

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