Used iPad or New iPad2 - and why?
March 24, 2011 5:15 AM Subscribe
eBay (UK) is currently offering the original iPads starting at around £270 (for 16Gb wifi only). The new iPad2 will be £399 for the same 16Gb wifi model. The question is, given that it's not for a gadget-freak, is paying an extra 50% worth it?
posted by monster max to technology (10 answers total)
I'm thinking of getting one for my wife, who isn't such a gadget-lover as me in that she wouldn't necessarily want the latest model of something JUST because it's the newest one. iPads are the only piece of tech I've ever seen her interested in, in fact!
She'll use it mostly for email and surfing the net, at home in the evenings (where there's wifi). And I'm sure our children will steal it to play with it...
I've looked at the differences and it seems to come down to the new ones being: slightly lighter (is it enough to matter?), having two cameras (realistically, what can you see them being used for?) and slightly faster (will it make enough difference to be noticeable?)
So are the new features such a great improvement on the original model that it's worth paying more? (Alternatively, do iPad batteries degrade so badly that it's not worth getting an used one, as the battery won't hold a decent charge any more?)
I'm thinking it's not worth the extra. What about you?