New iPad 2 owners: just HOW light is it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nihao1234, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. nihao1234 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    As someone who was considering purchasing an iPad 1 at a reduced price, I went down to the nearby store and held the iPad in my hand. It was incredibly heavy, and made me immediately decide that I would either get iPad 2 or none at all. So, I ask, just how much of a difference in weight does it feel? Huge, or not so much?

    Thank you!!!!! Enjoy your new toys!
  2. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    If you can spend the money get the iPad 2. The weight is noticeably lighter, and the design is great for holding. The tapered edges fit right into my hand.
  3. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    it is MUCH nicer to hold due to the "thinness". It makes it seem lighter by more than it really is.
  4. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2009
    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    "Incredibly heavy". Seriously, you may need to go to the gym.
  5. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    This joint is thin. The pics don't do it justice.
  6. iMattcotv macrumors 6502


    Jun 22, 2010
    I agree the original felt incredibly heavy.

    It isnt the weight that was the problem though.. It was the iPads curved back that was the issue.

    Now that its thinner and the back is flat, I think it will be much easier to grasp onto, just like the iphone 4 is and would be if it was that size.

    From day 1 ever since I seen the iPad 2, I knew the new design would be much much easier to hold.
  7. Cander macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2008
  8. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Baloney, those that say its noticeably lighter are FOS! It is a tad lighter, and not certainly NOT noticeable.

    Maybe a few ounces at best!

    What is noticeable is the thinness, and the overall shape making handling it a totally different experience altogether. Vast improvement in the overall design, but really the same weight.

    I seriously think people get mixed up with weight and dimensions these days!
  9. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Much lighter. The combo of the tapered design and the lighter weight makes it great for holding.

    I, for one, will leave mine naked with a smart cover.

    Too nice to cover this baby up.
  10. JorgeG macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2011
  11. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    0.3lb is kind of non-trivial — more than a quarter pound.
  12. Cander macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2008
    Wrong. I have one in my hands. It is noticeably lighter.
  13. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    It feels much lighter. Both because it is lighter, and because it is more ergonomic. It is also far more comfortable to type on it.

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