iPad 3 vs iPad 2
iPad 3 vs iPad 2 – design and build
We have a feeling that you know this already – design-wise, the iPad 3 retains the beautiful aluminium and glass build of the iPad 2.
The iPad 3 is 9.5mm thick versus the iPad 2's 8.8mm frame, a necessary evil to power that incredible HD display. But chances are you won't notice the difference (we didn't), even if you've been manhandling the iPad 2 for the last year.
That said, we wouldn't discourage the iPad 3 from going for a few power walks. At 652g, you can feel the extra weight after just a few minutes when it's held at arm's length, making it a good candidate for lap-based web browsing – but not so hot for hours of gaming.