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iPad 2 MIA: RAM and Thunderbolt

Earlier today Apple unveiled the iPad 2, there were lots of impressive technical specs to drool over, however two pretty important things remain a mystery, will there be Thunderbolt connectivity and how much RAM does it feature?

Well let’s start with the RAM, the original iPad featured 256MB of DRAM and the new iPad 2 seems a lot, lot faster, therefore we presume that it features more RAM, however Apple’s tech specs fail to mention how much RAM is used, Wikipedia suggests that there is between 256 MB and 1GB, whilst Gizmodo are still confused about the matter, therefore we are still none-the-wiser, however I think the performance seen in iPad 2 hands-on videos requires at least 1GB of RAM, what do you think?

Another thing we have failed to hear about is whether the iPad 2 will feature any form of Thunderbolt connectivity, the fact that Apple made such a big deal of this when they unveiled the new Macbook Pros last week suggests that the iPad 2 does not offer this USB 3.0 beater, if it did Apple would have undoubtedly made a big deal of this today.

So there you have it folks at the time of this post it looks as if the new iPad 2 does not feature Thunderbolt connectivity and has between 256MB and 1GB of RAM, why can’t Apple just tell us these things at their keynote, that way we wouldn’t have to speculate so much!

How much RAM do you think the iPad 2 uses?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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