Here it is: my black and white, cut to the chase pre-review of the iPad 2.
I call it a pre-review since I have played with one several times (various Apple stores), I don’t own one yet.
I will give a full review when I do.
|Whats good about it||The same stuff as made the first gen IPad great – user interface, battery life, etc. (Read this line again, it’s important).|
|What’s improved||Speed, low res camera x 2. Oh, and it’s thinner.|
|What’s missing||Everything that’s missing from the first gen iPad (assuming you thought it was missing in the first place that is), except for a camera|
|Should I upgrade from the 1st gen iPad?||Probably not. But then again you probably shouldn’t do lots of things.|
|Is it better than the 1st gen iPad||Yes. For sure|
|Is it the best tablet on the market||Yep (in my opinion).|
|How does it FEEL?||VERY fast, and light (I know it’s not much lighter, but thin makes if feel light).|
|What else?||The iPad smart cover is SOOOO cool. And no, it doesn’t work with the 1st gen iPad.|
|Tell me more||Ummm, no. This is the black and white version. Read some online iPad 2 review, like this one|
Btw, I ordered one. Did it online, coz while the queues in San Fran were down to 4 hours (ie get up at 5am, and get one at 9am) by the time I left there a few weeks ago, it was still easier for me to click some buttons and then have a full warranty in my home country. I’ll sell my iPad 1 for maybe half what I paid for the iPad 2, so all in all costs me $600 to upgrade.
Black and White Version: iPad 2 is faster, and thinner, and sexier. A step up, but an evolution, not a revolution.