I have 1 ipad 2 and 1 playbook. I used 3 ipads cause 2 were my friends and i was testing it out last week to see if they had the checkboarding, in which they both did. Thats when one of my friends today told me to use atomic browser on ipad. He said no checking boarding at all. He said its not a complete ram issue with ipad 2 but safari issue. He said ipad 2 should be able to easily handle 9 browser tabs no problem even with a pathetic 512MB of ram. So im going to try out the atomic browser for a couple days and decide there. If it wasnt for the damn checker boarding, i love my ipad 2. But that to me is a complete deal breaker. its like buying a car with half a paint job. No one in their right mind would find it acceptable.