Apple’s iPad 2 Official, Lighter and Faster

Rue Liu - Mar 2, 2011
Apple’s iPad 2 Official, Lighter and Faster

Apple’s new iPad 2 has officially debuted and Steve Jobs was on stage for the event to show off the new device now 33 percent slimmer than its predecessor and features a dual-core A5 chip.

The iPad 2 with the new A5 chip featuring dual processors should be twice the CPU speed and have up to nine times faster graphics running on the same low power as the A4 chip. This tablet will be the very first dual-core tablet to ship in mass volume.

The body is not as angular as previously speculated, but much thinner indeed. The original 13.4mm thickness has dropped down to 8.8mm. This change reduces the weight from 1.5 pounds to 1.3 pounds.

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