I agree the display is much better on the new iPad. I tested the speed of both opening apps, opening safari on the identical web page without safari being open on either iPad and I found the speed to be equal on both iPads, in fact the iPad 2 opened the web page a little faster than the new iPad.
I did notice that all the new iPads batteries were around 73-80 percent even though they were all hooked up to power. I checked the iPad 2's and they were all at 100 percent and hooked up to power.
All the new iPads were pretty warm as opposed to the iPad 2's all being cool. I tested the dictation and it wasn't that accurate but I think the noise in the store had something to do with it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not here to bash the new iPad, I actually went in to buy one even after reading all the problems people are having with theirs. But after reading everyone's problems I decided to compare the 2 iPads first and I'm glad I did because with all the problems reported on this and another iPad forum, I found FOR ME the iPad 2 is a better buy especially with the sales on them now. I am going to wait until either Apple fixes all these problems or until they release the iPad 4 or whatever they are going to call it and share all this with everyone.
I do pray and have prayed for everyone who is having problems with their new iPods that things would work out and get fixed for you or that you would return them while you still can and get an iPad 2 or just wait and see what Apple does. Either way I wish the best for everyone and remember I am only sharing what I've seen,heard, and concluded what I found was best FOR ME after seeing, hearing, and reading the past few days and comparing the 2 iPads.
Hope all this helps.