Apple iPad 2 Available March 11th

Apple’s iPad 2, is official and will be available in the US March 11th. The new tablet has an A5 processor for a 2x faster CPU speed and 9x faster graphics speed with the power consumption of the original A4 chip.

The new models will cost the same as the old version, starting at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model. The new iPad 2 supports Facetime video calling and Photobooth self-portraits. It also supports HDMI-out via a $39 video dongle. It weighs 1.3 lbs, .2 pounds less than the original iPad.

The iPad 2 has front and back cameras as well as a built-in gyroscope. It 1/3 thinner than the iPad – 8.8 mm thick from 13 mm which is thinner than the iPhone 4. The iPad comes in white and will be available on Verizon and AT&T’s cellular networks. It starts at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.