New iPad vs. iPad 2: Which Tablet Should You Buy?
It’s here: the new iPad has arrived. But before you place your preorder or queue up outside the nearest Apple Store, make sure you aren’t dropping your hard-earned coin on the wrong slate. The iPad 2 is still an exceptional product, after all, and might be more suitable for your needs, particularly since it starts at just $399. Here’s a quick rundown of both tablets’ specs to help you decide which iPad is worth your money.
|New iPad||iPad 2|
|Price with Wi-Fi||$499, $599, $699||From $399|
|Price with 4G LTE||$699, $729, $829||N/A|
|Carrier||AT&T / Verizon||AT&T / Verizon|
pre-orders start today
|Dimensions (in)||Unspecified, 0.37 inches thin||9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34|
1.33 lbs (Wi-Fi),
2048 x 1536,
264 pixels per inch (ppi)
1024 x 768,
132 pixels per inch (ppi)
A5X Quad Core
|A5 Dual Core 1GHz|
|Storage||16GB / 32 GB / 64 GB||16GB / 32 GB / 64 GB|
No, but has microphone button
with dictation support
|Front Camera||Unspecified, iSight camera||VGA video and stills|
5-megapixel CMOS sensor,
shoots 1080p HD video
960 x 720 stills,
shoots 720p video
|Wi-Fi||802.11a/b/g/n + Personal Hotspot||802.11a/b/g/n|
|Mobile Broadband||3G World-Ready||3G|
9 hours on 4G,
|10 hours, 6600 mAh|
With its higher-res display, improved camera and faster CPU, the new iPad is definitely worth $100 more than its predecessor. The only reason to buy an iPad 2 is you absolutely can’t afford to pony up more than $399 or, if you’re buying the tablet as a gift for someone who won’t notice the obvious difference in screen sharpness and speed.
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