V3.co.uk readers are unimpressed with the iPad 2, with over a third saying they prefer the Android platform, according to our latest reader poll.
The much-hyped device will go on sale later today in the US ahead of a 25 March UK release date, and V3.co.uk will be first with the breaking news from Apple's flagship store in San Francisco.
The 8.8mm thick device will feature significant upgrades from the original, including an all-new dual-core A5 processor which delivers twice the CPU performance and nine times the graphics performance of the original iPad, according to Apple.
The cheapest model is the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi only model, which is priced at $499, with the dearest model the $829 64GB version.
However, many V3.co.uk readers don't believe it is worth the money. When asked whether they would be purchasing the tablet, a whopping 36 per cent said they prefer the Android platform.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab is based on the Google platform, and has recorded impressive sales so far.
Somewhat surprisingly, 12 per cent of readers said they preferred the Windows platform.
Only 23 per cent of V3.co.uk readers confirmed they would be buying the iPad 2, with just eight per cent intending to upgrade from the first version of the device which was launched last year.
However, the growing vendor hype around tablets appears not to have impressed many V3.co.uk readers. Some 29 per cent said they wouldn't be buying the iPad 2 as tablets are a waste of money.
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