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iPad 2 Hands on Video: Blazing Fast

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Engadget’s posted a video that demonstrates how speedy the new iPad 2 is. The iPad 2′s A5 processor isn’t just for games and power-hungry apps, it also speeds up simple things such as turning pages in iBook.

As you can see in the video, the iPad 2 is significantly faster than the original iPad. It responds to touch gestures immediately and objects move in a much more fluid manner.

While the original iPad is a pretty quick device, this video demonstrates that the iPad 2 is a much more capable machine that can manipulate video and photos on the run.

The A5 processor inside the iPad 2 is approximately twice as fast as the original iPad’s processor. Graphics get a 9x speed bump.

This is the first of many iPad 2 hands-on videos that will be shot at the Apple event in San Francisco. Our own Chuong Nguyen is busy editing a series of iPad 2 videos, which we’ll publish soon.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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