The iPad2's faster A5 processor and the addition of video and music creation tools seem to be a big step forward.

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At a Glance
  • The iPad 2 remains a solid choice, thanks to its lower price and strong app choices.

    Pros

    • Slimmer design with curved edges is easier to hold
    • Comparatively light at 1.3 pounds

    Cons

    • Tediously slow to charge
    • Relies on PC link to iTunes for updates, backups
  
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