as long as you use the same apple ID for both devices, all you should have to do is:
(using the computer to sync)
back up the old one with a sync
un plug it
plug in your new one to the same computer
DUring the set up you'll be given a choice, to set up as new or to restore from the backup of your old one. Choose that and your new one will be a virtual clone of the old one.
I tried this the 1st time I connected the new iPad to iTunes on my PC. The purchased apps were not copied on the PC and this is probably the reason why they did not transfer. I then copied all of the purchased apps onto the PC and tried again to restore from the backup, but the result was the same. I decided to take a new backup of the old iPad and try the restore method again, but the result is the same.
Any idea about what I am doing wrong?
Thanks for your help