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Apple iPad 2 Now Available For £365

The iPad 2 tablet can now be had for as little as £365 from a top-rated seller on Ebay, Digigood.

This is the cheapest price you will find for a brand new, unused, still under warranty Apple iPad 2 tablet (opens in new tab). Apple itself sells it for £399, with the only advantage you get going direct being the free engraving.

Apple's iPad 2 currently rules the tablet market even if the product commands such a big premium; the 64GB 3G iPad for example costs a staggering £659, nearly three times the price of the 16GB RIM Blackberry PlayBook sold by Digigood.

The iPad 2 was launched back in March; it comes with a dual core Apple A5 SoC, 512MB RAM, a 1024x768 pixel 9.7-inch touchscreen. Wi-Fi, great battery life, a very slim profile and a number of other unique features like AirMirror.

The availability of iOS5 means that the iPad 2 has inherited a few new goodies like iMessage, reminders, notification center, the ability to operate freely from a PC and Newsstand.

The followup to the iPad 2 is expected to be launched in the first half of next year, possibly being the first major product launch after the death of Steve Jobs back in October.

The iPad 3 will almost certainly have a quad core chipset and hopefully a new Retina Display screen.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.