The iPad 2 Has Guts

Now that the iPad 2 has officially been released and those lucky few who have obtained theirs are in nerdvana, it’s time to take a look at what is under the hood of this new tablet beast.  Lines to buy an iPad 2 are still as long as ever and the iPad 2 is almost as rare as a teenage girl who does not love Justin Bieber, but there are people who have cracked open the case and tested what the iPad 2 is made of.  So without further ado, let’s take a look at the tech specs.

Processor and graphics performance aficionados have already done benchmarking tests to see just how awesome the parts are underneath the iPad 2’s beautiful exterior.  The first thing that these gurus noticed was that the A5 CPU chip is not actually clocked at 1 GHz but is closer to 900 MHz.  It is suspected that Apple did this in order to maintain the power management and long-lasting battery life of the original iPad.

A little disappointed with this news?  Don’t be – the iPad 2 more than makes up for this with its blazing fast GPU.  The dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU is a tablet-gamers delight, registering 57.6 FPS (Frames per second) in a GLBenchmark test, far surpassing the graphics quality of the original iPad, as well as the Motorola Xoom.

What does this all mean?  The iPad 2 is a very fast, very graphically-smooth tablet, one that is worth waiting in line for.


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  • Nizam ALNSAIR


  • Donna Erwin

    So what do I do with the my Old iPad????