Since the launch of the New iPad (3rd Generation), Apple reduces the price of iPad 2 and making the 16GB version of iPad 2 the only version available now. The good news is not only the price reduction of the iPad 2 to a mere starting price of RM1199, but some variant of these models boast an improved battery life. These variant of iPad 2 are modified internally to get a more advanced 32-nanometer version of the dual-core A5 processor instead of a 45-nanometer chip in the previous iPad 2, according to Anandtech.
Anandtech performs some test on the new variant of iPad 2 and the results shows noticeable improvement on battery life.
“The iPad 2,4’s gains in battery life…are significant. We measured a 15% increase in our web browsing battery life, a nearly 30% increase in gaming battery life and an 18% increase in video playback battery life” compared to the iPad 2 with the older A5 chip, according to Anandtech.
Finding one of these iPad 2,4 variants is not easy, however. “If you’re in the market for an iPad 2, the 2,4 is clearly the one to get – if you can find one that is,” wrote Anand Shimpi.
So if you want to get an iPad 2 with improved battery life, you have to make sure the iPad 2 you got is the iPad 2,4. It is not easy for sure. The only way to know for sure is to open up the box. The iPad 2 variant may have iOS 5.1 preloaded. The older iPad 2 models — which Apple still has in inventory and continues to sell — may have 5.0.1 or older, Shimpi said.
But the most accurate way to find out is by using a utility like Geekbench that will indicate whether it’s the iPad 2,4, Shimpi said.
But we think most of the iPad 2 found is Malaysia is still the old variant. But you will never know. So check or ask first before buying one.
Eager to find out how much better the new iPad is compared to the iPad 2? Click here to find out more!
The new iPad is definitely a better tablet compared to the iPad 2 and arguably the best tablet you can find out there today. But the iPad 2 is still one of the top tablets available today capable of doing almost everything the new iPad can do. In short, you wont feel left out or inadequate owning an iPad 2.
What do you guys think? Keeping your iPad 2 or it is time to upgrade. Feel free to contact us if you wanted to sell off your used iPad 2 for an upgrade to the new iPad.
Its the 20th of April 2012. What day is it again? The day the new iPad lands in Malaysia.
As promised by Apple, the new iPad is available now in Apple online store Malaysia once the clock strikes 12A.M. The pricing of the new iPad is as expected with the cheapest iPad (16GB Wifi only) you can get priced at RM1499.
The others are priced as follows:
16GB – RM1499
32GB – RM1799
64GB – RM 2099
16GB – RM1899
32GB – RM2199
64GB – RM2499
You won’t actually get 4G connection in Malaysia but you will have internet speed up to 42Mbps with the new iPad.
If you think that the new high resolution Retina Display, quad core graphic processor and a bump up camera is unnecessary, the iPad 2 is very much affordable now priced at RM1199 for the Wifi version and RM1599 for the 16GB Wifi+3G version. The other models of iPad 2 other than that was discontinued. So if you want to get an iPad 2, 16GB is the most space you can get.
For more information about the new iPad or you just cant wait to pre order your new iPad now, click here.
Click here for the comparison of the new iPad and the iPad 2.
Finally, the Apple’s new iPad is here in Malaysia, officially. And despite the “not so big of an improvement” from the iPad 2, the launch will still be huge.
Apple just announce that the new iPad will be available in Malaysia together with 11 other countries including Brunei and South Korea with Thailand getting it only on the 27th April 2012.
The new iPad biggest improvement is the Retina Display with unbelievable resolution, improved 5MP camera and an A5X processor with quad-core GPU but it is slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad 2. But it is compatible to all the iPad 2 casing and covers if you are worried. Pricing will be similar to the iPad 2 price before the RM300 price slash. Which is RM1499 for the 16GB Wifi version and so on.
If you are not a big fan of powerful GPU or high resolution screen, the iPad 2 is now very cheap.
iPad 2 Prices Now Starting from:
- Wi-Fi 16GB – RM 1,199
- Wi-Fi 32GB – RM 1,499
- Wi-Fi 64GB – RM 1,799
- Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB – RM 1,599
- Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB – RM 1,899
- Wi-Fi + 3G 64GB – RM 2,199
You might find cheaper used iPad 2 once the new iPad is available in Malaysia.
Will you be one of the millions to get the new iPad??
You guys might be asking yourself, “is the retina display in the new iPad so good? the display of my iPad 2 is already stunning enough”. Well, it does makes a huge difference in terms of the pixel density and the resolution of the screen. Here is a picture of the display of an iPad 2 compared to the new iPad.
Do you see the difference? The icon seen on the new retina display is not pixelated at all and it looks just like a printing on paper. Great great display there.
Apple have reduced the price of iPad 2 due to the New iPad which will be available very soon after it’s announcement yesterday. The new pricing of the iPad 2 looks like this:
16GB iPad 2
32GB iPad 2
64GB iPad 2
16GB iPad 2
32GB iPad 2
64GB iPad 2
That is a RM300 cut to every model and we think it is a good bargain. If you are looking for a good tablet for a good price, this is the time to get the iPad 2. At least until the stock ran out!
Click here to order yours now from Apple online Store or you can head over to Switch as they have already started to sell iPad 2 with the reduced price too.
Who will be getting one of these?