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Alternative Media Player has looked at SlashGear. This example play AVI files from iOS must decode the video but without the support of the graphics card and play. The reproduction of a 1.4 GB AVI clip was on the A5-equipped with a dual-core chip iPad 2 liquid, while the iPad had a fight with playback problems.
According to Jason Snell, Macworld is the lower weight of the iPad 2 though noticeable, but those who read e-books would, the iPad will no longer continue to hold in one hand - the Kindle weighs significantly less than the second iPad. The bus speed is like the RAM capacities doubled. The system is also felt faster, although it is unclear which component of this system has the primary responsibility.
Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal has found no dramatic, but noticeable difference in speed. Criticism Mossberg exercises especially at the camera modules. Apple does not avoid probably without reason, a mega pixel Summary: The front camera is indeed good enough for video calls, the back camera even take on HD video, but in the photo mode would be the quality of both cameras in light of other quality claims Apple’s a disappointment. In addition, Walt Mossberg notes that the battery is somewhat weak-the iPad 2: In his test the new model was less than an hour long through than its predecessor, the advertised 10 hours but were nevertheless achieved. Another observation: The connection of accessories to the dock connector is a bit harder - much like the iPod touch is the fourth generation.
The cameras themselves are AllThingsD and are performance wise, poor: Bad for photos, useful for videos. Thus the cameras go in a similar direction as the camera of the iPod touch is also intended more for video. The camera on the back is taken up in 720p, which on the front in VGA resolution (640x480).
Mark Spoon Auer Magazine from the laptop to have criticized the decision not to increase Apple’s screen resolution. The Quality the display is superior but because of larger reserves in relation to the perspective and the well-functioning oil-resistant coating to the higher-resolution screen of the Motorola Xoom. The speaker is inferior to some competitors; he again returns only mono sound. Up to the changed appearance had changed the speakers nothing.
Despite all the criticism mounted, the testers agree that Apple still has the best tablet on the market - not only because the hardware convinced, but mainly because so many apps are optimized for the Tablet. Mac World called the iPad 2 an “evolution” in comparison to the iPad 1 and iPad AllThingsD advises owners not need to change unless they urgently the cameras or are suffering under the weight of the first model.