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iPad 2 - a terrible buy?

I've been weighing up the different iPads (not literally!!) and the more I examine the specs, the less appealing the iPad 2 seems. Am I crazy? Any opinions, guys? :)

http://www.apple.com/uk/ipad/compare/

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 3, 2012 at 19:13

I wouldn't buy one now, it's 2 generations old. Then again, the iPad Mini has just been released with identical specs (bar size) to the iPad 2.

How much less is an iPad 2 over an iPad 4?

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2012 at 19:40

I wouldn't call it a "terrible" buy. It's cheaper. It does what it does well. Spend more money and then that does something (though not everything) a bit better.
But I'm with matt - get the 4th gen iPad or buy an iPad 2 second-hand. Or buy a Mini for extra portability. None are "terrible" - or they all are if you dislike Apple or iOS...

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 3, 2012 at 20:00

I'd buy the iPad 4, the display is amazing (really, that and the display on the S2 are the only two screens that have ever truly impressed me) and it's got a lot more power than an iPad 2. I think in the long run you'd be best off getting the newset model.

Pondlife  Dec. 3, 2012 at 20:01

The "refurb" ipad 2 can be regularly had for £259 Matt, overwise been £299 at times. Mind you the 3s has been £369 this week.

Pondlife  Dec. 3, 2012 at 20:03

Telling that they didn't keep the 3 as the slightly cheaper back up to the 3s

nutnut  Dec. 4, 2012 at 00:28

I wouldn't call it a terrible buy! I use an iPad 2, the 3 didn't tempt me, yeah it's got retina but the battery life put me off I think the 2 is a nice compromise

So get the 4 ! You get retina and I think battery life! Best of both worlds :)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 4, 2012 at 02:02

The battery life is exactly the same; 10hrs.

Pondlife  Dec. 4, 2012 at 02:11

Well supposed to be at least. That's why the 3 (and 4?) got bulkier and heavier.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 4, 2012 at 02:38

Precisely, my dad's got a 3. I've borrowed it and I can vouch for it lasting 10hrs.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 4, 2012 at 11:17

Yes, and pretty much all reviews of the iPad '3' that I read said, 10 hours - in some circumstances even more. Same goes for the Mini. Cnet claim 'up to 12.5 hours'.

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