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Apple iPad 2 review: Love and hate 2.0

Apple iPad 2 review: Love and hate 2.0 - read the full textThe Apple iPad 2 is about to hit European shelves, fresh form a diet and exercise regime that’s helped it shed weight and build muscle. Faster, thinner and lighter is an accurate account of what’s been going on in the year that divides the two editions of Apple’s...


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@GSMARENA.., Don't point @motorola xoom for non flash support.., as if ipad2 is having it.., atleast there is hope that xoom will get it in some time.., but for ipads .., lol the world knows

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  • 2011-03-25 07:29
  • GW%H

I don't agree with the list of disadvantages for the iPad 2.
I guess it's similar to buying a car and putting down 'You must unluck it with the given key' as an disadvantage.
Not fair is it.
You basically put what how the iPad 2 was designed to do - as a disadvantage.
This brings into question the credibility of your articles.

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  • 2011-03-25 07:10
  • 95mG


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  • 2011-03-25 04:56
  • 98WG

Sales dont mean squat to someone who wants more than a weak camera, a child's toy OS, proprietary connectivity, and thousands of garbage apps for people who don't know what a browser bookmark is, or who think photo editing means a bunch of cheesy effects and fake frames. Wake me up when Apple makes a tablet I can use the way I want, instead of the way Steve Jobs approves.

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  • 2011-03-25 04:39
  • YbV{ much as he is wrong, as well. Why does everybody argue with the perception that, to date, any tablet is intended to replace a laptop or a pc?!?! Why isn't it possible to understand that this new and robust category of products is trying to set a path...a course of things to happen in the the very near future indeed...when eventually, this category will indeed become so much developed, in order to indeed find its place in the habits of many, many consumers, thus replacing (worthy and efficiently) a laptop or a pc? Isn't it obvious, expected and naturally bound to happen?.. And do we really have to be negative, full of criticism and with a miserable attitude against anything innovative?.. For crying out loud People!..

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  • 2011-03-25 04:26
  • gI1h

> In reply to daniel @ 2011-03-24 21:29 from nDyX - click to readYou are right...

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  • 2011-03-24 23:16
  • L4Dx

> In reply to Davide @ 2011-03-24 17:19 from p8c4 - click to readBtw the Acer you are talking about has the WORST screen of ALLLLL the tablets with a 256k color screen haha. I just laughed!

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  • 2011-03-24 22:39
  • i8Fx

> In reply to Davide @ 2011-03-24 17:19 from p8c4 - click to readAcer = crap from start....
The Nvidia Tegra 2 processor is yet to be fully used by developers so a lot of programs work like shit on it. Seen tests that a single core processor from Qualcomm is outperforming it by a long shot with a lot of applications....
And Android 3.0 still ain't going to be as smooth and as easy to use as iOS.
Why do people want to replace their desktops or laptops with a tablet??
A tablet is ment for portable transport and easy to use and stream media etc.
You don't need a bloody USB port... it will only make the machine slower and slower and slower when time goes by (sound familiar? oh yeah windows.....)

And Android 3.0 needs to completely start over again with the Apps since 90% of the current Apps won't work properly since the screen and software are different.....

It's like Mac OSX vs Windows all over hahaha.
Say what you like but Mac OSX beats windows in everything (just too bad game developers aren't focussing on Mac OSX that much yet, but thank god for Blizzard!!)

Coming back to Acer....they just need to go and die as a company...what a load of shit....they took over Packard Bell (or better yet Packard Hell...) which made it even worse!!
I worked in a few PC repaircentre's we didn't even accept those machines since we knew fixing 1 thing would result in a new failure of the machine.....and the customer support is just ROFL! it's so bad you just want to shoot yourself when you call them.....

So just don't come here with talk about Acer....since everyone knows it's just crap...

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  • 2011-03-24 22:28
  • i8Fx

The tablets are just useless toys for now.
iOS has no future in the current state of development to surpass the PC's (laptops) in any segment (sales, apps, purpose) as Steve stated in his post-PC era speech.

Android for no obvious reason is laggy even on a dual core SoC, although in functionality beats the iOS hands down. iOS is very smooth compared to Android but it doesn't do much. It has a few nice transitions here and there, and that's it.

The only tablet that I would buy, is a Windows 7 (desktop) one.

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  • 2011-03-24 21:29
  • nDyX

> In reply to Davide @ 2011-03-24 17:19 from p8c4 - click to readIt doesn't need to when it is wiping the floor sales and useability wise with Acer

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  • 2011-03-24 20:10
  • nFXu

the ipad 2 will outsell everything else which is a shame because honeycomb is going to be a much more complete OS

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  • 2011-03-24 19:24
  • nxwR

The wifi only version has GPS paired with an iPhone it's activated Look it up

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  • 2011-03-24 18:52
  • 3Pcu

You can't really say it's useless or that a mini laptop is better,simply put it's wrong to compare a laptop with a touchscreen tablet.You can't compare a touch animated and nice features with windows sh!t on a laptop.For me,yes a bit of no use for it,since i can do anything these tablets can do,but i think is cool to have a toy like this to play with.

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  • 2011-03-24 18:12
  • nhak

> In reply to xoomer @ 2011-03-24 11:48 from gLai - click to readThe Motorola Tablet is c*ap, and so is Ipad. People only buy iPad to make a fashion statement. I saw with my own eyes the new Acer 10 Iconia Tablet beat the living daylights out of the iPad 2 last month at a PC expo here in Stockholm. The Acer Iconia Tab A501 has a 10 inch display, 4G, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, front and rear cameras, 120Gb HD, HDMI output, bluetoth 4.0, flashsupport, Android 3.0 Honeycomb etc ...

Stop picking on little wannabes like the Moto Tab, come and play with the big boys Ipad.

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  • 2011-03-24 17:19
  • p8c4

This kind of tablet devices are Absolutely Useless.

For the same amoount of money you could buy a 11" or 12" fully functional lightweight laptop that'll do more, be faster and smarter.

Yet, like it seems, people have started to trust fashion and advertisement more than they trust their own common sence.

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  • 2011-03-24 17:18
  • S2DB

why would anybody pay for a data plan and not get voice and SMS included? Without access to communication channels these devices are overpriced toys. Quality toys, but just toys.

The WiFi version is appealing BUT no GPS really lowers it value as a tool. I am left wondering if Apples GPS solution can function without the help of an active cell phone tower. Again, the primary purpose is Toy.

For the price of an iPad one can have two dedicated gaming devices. one for home and one that is portable.

l love the "apple to apple" comparison's... If one included the true iPad comepetition, netbooks, one would see how little hardware ones money is buying with the iPAD.

For me, tablets are useful as an over-sized smart phones. but it looks like I will be forced to wait until smartphone screens grow some more.

GSMArena did a good job with this review other than only apple product comparison's


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  • 2011-03-24 17:03
  • DIx8

now listen so good if you want to know some reality:

in summer of 2009 i got an iphone 3g and i used it until december 2010, until that time i had no issues with it even it was jailbroken and unlocked by cydia!

in december 2010 i bought htc desire hd normaly with android os!
***and i wish i didn't bought the phone just because of android**!! :((((
i loved the htc company and that's why i bought the phone not because of the android, but guys android os is still a step behind the ios in applications and in ease of use and in lags!

android lags so much even with 1 ghz processor of desire hd, i have just a few apps in my phone because there are no good apps in android market, android market really sucks. :(((

and on 21 march 2011 my girldfriend bought an iphone 4, and you know what? really a wow!
everything is smooth and so easy to use, apps downloads are like breeze, and so on so on.

i really wish to sell my htc desire hd but i said i love htc brand, but android is still not mature os to work just like ios!

i wish i dint made the purchse and now i want my money back cuz i paid for this phone with a bad os, 670 euros! :(((

now you make a decision!

much respect,

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  • 2011-03-24 16:45
  • 3bMq

No mention of the "Backlight bleeding" problem in the review when the originals one didnt have any issue...

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  • 2011-03-24 16:27
  • M8H5

I have to say that i am happy with this review it would appear that GSM kept being an Apple fan to level were they could do a fairly balanced review.

Like or lump it the Ipad 2 is going to sell millions it dosent matter what people in these post say the general public spoke over christmas and are still speaking now. I personally look forward to the Android tablets but it would appear nobody can get the prices right they are all just to high.

Would i buy an Ipad no because i just dont see the fuss with Apple products even though i have the Iphone 4 to me its just hype but for sure the public just like them so what do i know.

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  • 2011-03-24 15:55
  • i5BK

oh yes its time to slag off apple again. who sells the most tablets, and look the most expensive. and most importantly which is the faster ipad 2 or galaxy tab.

oh the answer to all of the above. IPAD 2!!! its a no brainer. yes the tab is good. but ipad 1 or 2 wipes the floor.

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  • 2011-03-24 15:51
  • mqMt

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