“As cocky as it may seem, when Steve Jobs boasts that most of the new 2011 tablets are no match for the original Apple iPad, he has a point,” Tim Gideon reports for PC Magazine.
“The iPad 2 is thinner than the original iPad, with a faster processor, dual cameras, and FaceTime video chat. Apple also drummed up some excellent new accessories and apps, like the innovative Smart Cover and the endlessly fun, yet affordable GarageBand music app,” Gideon reports. “Android lovers and Apple haters can argue that there are quality non-Apple tablets out there, and, like Jobs, they have a point. But these other tablets are few, and right now, none of them rival the iPad 2, which easily wins our Editors’ Choice for tablets.”
MacDailyNews Take: Android lovers and Apple haters. People who prefer derivative products dedicated to mimicking Apple rather than the real thing and people who hate the one tech company that really drives innovation, pushes the state-of-the-art forward, and actually changes the world. Makes a lot of sense, huh?
Gideon continues, “Overall, the Apple iPad 2 is the best tablet you can buy right now, so it’s our Editors’ Choice… Even without the advantage of far more apps, the iPad 2 simply provides a better user experience and operates more gracefully and seamlessly with your media than Android devices… If you’re in the market for a new device now, and have no loyalty to a specific manufacturer or operating system, the iPad 2 is the tablet to get.”
Read more in the full review here.
Mossberg reviews Apple iPad 2: Moves the goal posts; lighter, thinner, more powerful – March 10, 2011
Pogue reviews Apple iPad 2: Thinner, lighter, and faster transforms the experience – March 10, 2011
Baig reviews Apple iPad 2: Second to none – March 10, 2011