The original iPad 2...not the Air 2. W/Puffin browser (retooled to single window now w/multiple tabs) this thing is speedy. I just fired up Chase and Peet's Coffee without a hitch and shockingly fast. (I don't use the iPad browser much anymore preferring my iPhone for that.) I will have to time it against my bro-in-law ipad2 on ios9 the next time he's over...but my 7.1.2 is running *sweet*. True...many apps now need either iOS 8 or 9 to install now, which precludes them from my iPad, but the basics - FT, Internet, ebooks, comics, movies via VLC, music (Pandora/Spotify/TuneIn), etc - it is still going strong. Had I gotten the 64gb instead of the 32gb, there's a very good chance I would not be planning to buy the Pro 12.9 v2 once it drops (and goes on sale). I read a recent post where someone has an Air2 and he's keeping it on 9.3.5 forever...he is smart. Remember folks...upgrade your iOS judiciously.