At a Glance: The new iPad vs. older model

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Posted: Mar 07, 2012 4:09 PM
At a Glance: The new iPad vs. older model

Apple starts selling its new iPad in the U.S. and several other countries on March 16. Here's a look at the key differences between the new iPad, the iPad 2 and the original iPad.

New iPad tech specs:

_ Prices: 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model for $499, 32 gigabytes for $599 and 64 gigabytes for $699. 4G models cost $130 more.

_ Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally

_ Thickness: 0.37 inch

_ Weight: 1.44 pounds (1.46 pounds for 4G model)

_ Screen resolution: "Retina display," 2048 by 1536 pixels

_ Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing

_ Video recording: high-definition (1080p _ comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat-panel TV), up to 30 frames per second with audio

_ Battery life: 10 hours.

_ Dual-core A5X processor (quad-core graphics subsystem)

_ U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless

_ U.S. release date: March 16, 2012

iPad 2 tech specs:

_ Prices: 16-gigabyte model with Wi-Fi for $399, 3G-capable version for $529 (Originally same as new iPad pricing)

_ Screen size: same as new iPad

_ Thickness: 0.34 inch

_ Weight: 1.33 pounds (1.35-1.36 pounds for 3G models)

_ Screen resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels

_ Cameras: High-definition (720p) camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing

_ Video recording: high-definition (720p _ comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat-panel TV), up to 30 frames per second with audio

_ Battery life: 10 hours.

_ Dual-core A5 processor

_ U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless

_ U.S. release date: March 11, 2011

Original iPad tech specs:

_ Prices: No longer on sale. Originally same as new iPad

_ Screen size: same as new iPad

_ Thickness: 0.50 inch

_ Weight: 1.5 pounds

_ Screen resolution: same as iPad 2

_ Cameras: none

_ Video recording: none

_ Battery life: 10 hours.

_ Single-core A4 processor

_ U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T

_ U.S. release date: April 3, 2010