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boomshaka

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#142913 28-Mar-2014 11:41
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How fast is the iPad 2? I was thinking of buying one because I heard that Microsoft Office app is now available for iPad and I saw a promotion for an iPad 2.


Mod Edit (M.M.) - Edited title as there is already a MS Office iPad thread.

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  #1014503 28-Mar-2014 11:49
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Not fast at all.  I haven't tested Office for iPad yet so I'm not sure how it performs on my iPad 3, but I wouldn't bother getting an iPad 2 anymore - Apple have stopped selling it and pretty soon they'll stop supporting it with iOS updates.

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  #1014507 28-Mar-2014 12:01
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iPad2 is fast enough for us (casual gaming, illustration mainly), and would be good for Office as well.  However, Office on iPad will only work for those who have an Office 365 subscription.
If you are specifically wanting Office on a tablet, you will be best off getting a Windows 8 tablet; Surface Pro1, now being sold for $750, Asus VivoTab for $350, or the faster Asus T100 for $600 .

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  #1014511 28-Mar-2014 12:06
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No wonder it was so cheap. It was $399. I thought I should ask someone before I decide whether to buy or not



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  #1014523 28-Mar-2014 12:14
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jonb: iPad2 is fast enough for us (casual gaming, illustration mainly), and would be good for Office as well.  However, Office on iPad will only work for those who have an Office 365 subscription.
If you are specifically wanting Office on a tablet, you will be best off getting a Windows 8 tablet; Surface Pro1, now being sold for $750, Asus VivoTab for $350, or the faster Asus T100 for $600 .


No I don't really specifically need Office but something that might be useful to have incase

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  #1014526 28-Mar-2014 12:17
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If you don't specifically need office, you can get it for free for just viewing Office documents that get sent to you.  You only need a paid account for creating new docs and editing existing ones.

EDIT: In fact this is exactly what you get for free and what you don't get:


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  #1014537 28-Mar-2014 12:29
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iPad2 is disappearing - some stores may still have stock, but it is being replaced at the same price point by the iPad Retina (aka. the iPad4) - Already on Apples site at $579 (16GbWiFi) - that IMO is nice buying, and is plenty fast enough.

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  #1014709 28-Mar-2014 16:42
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I use the Apple versions made for iOS and they're pretty good.

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  #1015996 31-Mar-2014 13:36
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I have an iPad 2 bought about 18 months ago, when the iPad 3 was already out. I know later models have a lot more oomph and I have never used one for comparison.

However, I can say that for daily use I have never found it slow for any task.

Mind you, current prices don't seem that cheap - it cost me $579 then and they are similar now.

iPad's are such cool things which you may come to love, if it was me I'd pay the extra to get retina and/or better processor.




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  #1016002 31-Mar-2014 13:39
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aboylikedave: I have an iPad 2 bought about 18 months ago, when the iPad 3 was already out. I know later models have a lot more oomph and I have never used one for comparison.

However, I can say that for daily use I have never found it slow for any task.

Mind you, current prices don't seem that cheap - it cost me $579 then and they are similar now.

iPad's are such cool things which you may come to love, if it was me I'd pay the extra to get retina and/or better processor.


It has just been replaced with the ipad 4 for the same price, so they no longer sell the ipad 2. The ipad 4 should be a lot faster, and also has a retina screen.

 

 

 

I am wondering, is an ipad 4 a better buy than an ipad air at the moment?

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