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Apple Gallops Out To Larger Tablet Lead With iPad 2 Launch

Apple is winning in the tablet PC market. Not in Charlie Sheen's definition, but in just about every way that matters, including being able to whip people into a froth over what is essentially a minor product update. Apple CEO Steve Jobs even returned from a medical leave of absence to unveil the iPad 2 at an event in San Francisco this week.

There's not a whole lot that's new -- the iPad comes with a thinner design, front-facing and rear-facing video camera, faster processor and an HDMI output for full 1080p quality video. Apple still hasn't seen fit to add a higher resolution display, but frankly, it doesn't have to, at least at this stage, to keep the rabid fanboy and fangirl masses racing to their nearest Apple store to pick one up.

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