“The iPad 2 is ‘winning’ with two double-your-fun hardware features,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET. “Buh-bye iPad 1.”
“After using the iPad 2 for a few weeks, I can now say the upgrade was worth it,” Crothers reports. “Even waiting in line with the huddled Los Angeles masses, yearning for the iPad 2, was worth it.”
“Double the memory: This was apparent almost immediately. Going from a meager 256MB in the original iPad to 512MB in the iPad 2 makes a difference,” Crothers reports. “I’ll give one easy, everyday example. Web browsing is more fluid… When you jump between Web pages, a page that you haven’t visited in a while often doesn’t have to reload. That’s a boon when I’m doing productivity-related stuff–and otherwise makes browsing more enjoyable.”
“Double the cores: the iPad 2’s A5 processor is a dual-core processor, compared with the single-core A4. This, by far, is the most significant aspect of the iPad 2,” Crothers reports. “And this applies to just about everything you do on the iPad. Launching, multitasking, Web surfing, multimedia (photos, movies). You name it.”
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