iPad 2 reviews generally quite positive; Camera receives some criticism

David Pogue has a cute video review of the iPad 2, and in his weekly column he says that the iPad 2, like the original, has more of an emotional than a rational appeal. He says that the difference in speed, weight, and thinness, though not that significant on paper, absolutely transforms the experience. AppleInsider sums up reviews from the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, and Pogue's column. Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal likes the iPad 2 but says that the camera's still photos are mediocre. (But to be fair, Apple markets the camera as being for video.) The WSJ says that the iPad 2 is so far ahead of competitors that it could burst the bubble of would-be competitors hoping for a share of the market. You can find an in-depth review (including speed tests) on Macworld's website. Their bottom line: "the iPad 2 is a triumph, an iPad that’s even more iPad than the original."

Also, here's Macworld's video review:




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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.