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New iPad Or Apple iPad 2? Get the Latter For £300

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by Desire Athow
, 16 Mar 2012News

Ebuyer has slashed the price of the iPad 2 for only £300 down from £329 with a limit of two units per customer. The tablet cost £399 only three weeks ago and has now been superseded by the "New iPad" which has gone on sale in the UK today.

Launched in March last year, the iPad 2 comes with a 9.7-inch 1,024 by 768 pixels with a dual CPU core, dual GPU core Apple A5 system on chip, 512MB RAM and 16GB onboard storage.

Other features include a 1.3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front facing one, Bluetooth, Wi-FI, a 10 hour battery life and iOS 5 (now upgradable to iOS 5.1).

The tablet is similar in size to the new iPad and a full 33 per cent thinner and 15 per cent lighter than the first generation iPad.

There are six main differences between the old iPad 2 and the new iPad; the display (a 2,048 by 1,536 pixels Retina Display class screen), 1GB RAM, a bigger battery, twice the graphics firepower, 4G connectivity and a much better camera.

You can read through our liveblog of the event last week, one which lasted nearly 90 minutes and also saw the launch of a new Apple TV and the iPhoto App plus a number of major updates.

Don't forget that you can win a New iPad courtesy of Netcommunities, the publisher of ITProPortal.com, by completing this survey for ITProPortal readers. You can also read through our Live Blog covering the launch of the new iPad in the UK with stock updates and price checks.

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