iPad iPad 2 vs iPad Air weight

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  1. dljor macrumors regular

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    Do you guys feel the difference?

    They feel about the same to me.
     
  2. prism macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, what have you been smoking?
     
  3. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    It's about the same difference in weight between an iPad air and a retina iPad mini. So the difference is fairly significant.
     
  4. dljor thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have one in each hand... Not as significant as I expected
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Objectively: 135 grams or 4.75 ounces or 27 nickels
    Subjectively: I have both and find the 2 to be bulky and much heaver feeling than the Air.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Hood the iPad 2/3 on one hand and the iPad air in the other. There is a very noticeable difference.
     
  7. j.benj macrumors member

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    We have a 2, a 3 and an iPad Air in the house and in can definitely feel the weight differences between all three. Especially when I'm carrying the Air around in my bag.
     
  8. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Even when it's in my case, the Air feels quite a bit lighter than my 2. It's rather dramatic, IMO.
     
  9. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    I dont even want to use my iPad 4 anymore, its "so heavy" compared to the air. Much like my older iPad 1 to the 4. Night and day.
     
  10. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Just show how differently people "perceive" things.:rolleyes:
     
  11. dljor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still not feel the difference.

    The mini is a lot lighter than both ipad 2 and ipad air
     
  12. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    ...And the Air is a lot lighter than the iPad 2.
     
  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I wonder how much of the perceived weight difference is due to the thickness and knowledge of which one you are holding. Blind test time.
     
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  15. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    I know what you mean. Personally, I can feel that it's lighter, but I am not sure that it is $600 lighter . . .
     
  16. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Air is 22% lighter than the iPad 2.

    rMini is 29% lighter than the Air.



    (Who knew any electronic device could be "lighter than air"?)
     
  17. enkrates macrumors newbie

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    The OP was probably holding the iPad 2 on his stronger side.
     
  18. dljor thread starter macrumors regular

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    maybe.

    i guess what i am trying to say is that the difference is not that big. not as dramatic as Apple advertised.
     
  19. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    They advertised it as 28% lighter, and guess what.... it's 28% lighter.

    I fail to see how they are being overdramatic when advertising it.
     
  20. Grolubao macrumors 65816

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    To be honest I don't really feel the difference. Now from an ipad 2 to a mini...
     
  21. prism macrumors 6502a

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    ...and the iPhone is a lot lighter than mini.
     
  22. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    +1
     
  23. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

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    It feel as twice lighter to me.
     
  24. DeLoMan macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I thought the same thing when I compared them.
     
  25. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure why some of you can't tell much of a difference. Maybe it's time to get a "powers of perception" checkup :D

    I've had every iPad except the 4 and have a 2 and 3 and Air in the house right now. The difference in weight between the 2 and the air is quite significant, in fact I would just stop short of saying it's dramatic.

    I never get tired of holding the Air in one hand or feel like it's digging into my leg when I have it propped up. It feels like a whole other class of device to me.
     

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