How To Choose Your iPad 2

So which iPad 2 will you choose and how do you decide which one is right for you?  It’s a decision that many people will be making and we have some answers right here for you that will help you when making that tough choice.

How To Choose Your iPad 2

how to choose ipad 2

Whichever iPad 2 you choose you will still get the benefits of the new iOS 4.3 with the ability to connect to the Internet, download apps, check email, make movies, and video conference.

Choosing A Color

The iPad 2 comes in two colors. White and black.  The color does not make a difference other than your own personal preference and the only part that is “colored” is the front bezel.  If you are choosing between the two colors, then white will generally appear cleaner while the black color typically shows more dust and smudges.

Choosing A Wi-Fi or 3G

There are two models of the iPad 2.  A Wi-Fi only model and a Wi-Fi + 3G.  Here’s how to choose between the two to best fit your needs.

Wi-Fi Only iPad 2

Choose this iPad model if you have wireless internet at home or if you will be using it wherever there are wireless hotspots (such as your iPhone 4).  Keep in mind with the Wi-Fi only model, you won’t be able to use it anywhere there is not wireless so if you plan on using your iPad for things such as schedules, calendars, projects, etc. then make sure you have access to wireless at all times or at least most of the time.

A lot of people get the Wi-Fi only model and then discover that they want to use their iPad on a commuter train or while traveling in a car – generally if you will be doing this, then the 3G may be a better choice.

Wi-Fi + 3G iPad 2

This iPad model includes both Wireless and 3G connectivity.  3G uses cellular data so you have a lot better chance of internet connectivity than with just Wi-Fi.  However, 3G connectivity is not as fast so be aware.  This is a perfect option if you will be using your iPad outdoors a lot or in areas where there isn’t a lot of Wi-Fi hotspots.

Both AT&T and Verizon will offer 3G services for the iPad 2.

Here are AT&T iPad 3G Pricing Plans

Choosing iPad 2 Storage

Whether you get the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi only or with 3G, you still need to choose how much storage you want.  Regardless of the model, you can choose between 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB.

16GB iPad 2

If you will be surfing the web, downloading some apps , have some music, and a few books, or watching the occasional HD movie then this is the perfect size for you.  This is for the more casual user of the iPad that does not plan to store a lot on it.  This model would easily store a few thousand songs, a few movies and quite a few apps.

32GB iPad 2

If you plan to keep a lot of music, more HD movies, TV shows and have a pretty large library of books + photos then this is the perfect model.

64GB iPad 2

This is the perfect iPad for those that want to store thousands of songs, a lot of movies, tv shows, books, apps, and a lot of photos.  With the 64GB model you have a lot more room to store the maximum amount you can.  This iPad model is for the hardcore users that don’t want to have to manage a lot of space.

The iPad 2 pricing is the same as the current iPad but you should choose based on what your needs are since you will have it for awhile.

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