Apple iPad 2 to feature 1.2GHz dual-core processor

Second-gen iPad to pack hefty processing punch

Apple iPad 2 to be unveiled February 9th?

With the expected unveiling of the heavily rumoured iPad 2 now just days away, the second-generation Apple tablet is to launch featuring a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, new reports have suggested.

The latest seemingly insider speculation comes from an analyst at Concord Securities who claims to be privy to the eagerly awaited final specifications for the iPad 2 as well as the expected date of announcement with the mooted device reportedly to be officially unveiled next Wednesday, February 9th.

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Still unconfirmed by Apple, the analyst claims that although the iPad will not feature a HD resolution display it will become the first tablet device to sport a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM across the full range of models.

If true this hefty processing punch would see the iPad 2 topple the recently announced Android 3.0 launching Motorola Xoom tablet but would no doubt have a negative affect on the portable gadgets currently impressive battery life.

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Via: GeekyGadgets