Comparison of 2011 LeapPad1 vs 2012 LeapPad2 Explorer
How do you decide between the LeapPad1 Explorer and LeapPad2 Explorer? The newer model is faster with more storage, but now that this newer model has been released, the original 2012 LeapPad is available at an attractive discounted price.
Toy Tattle is here to arm you with the information you need to make your choice.
If you’re not yet totally set on a LeapPad, you might like this comparison of the four new 2012 gamers from Leapfrog and VTech.
A quick look at the TV commercials for both gamers is the quickest way for you to get an overview of what these toys can do:
On the surface, these two Leapfrog tablets look very similar.
Their screens are identical: 5-inches (measures on the diagonal), with a 480 x 720 screen resolution, and touch sensitivity.
Both tablets work with LeapPad apps, and Leapfrog Explorer apps and cartridges.
You can connect both LeapPads to your PC using the USB port and included cable.
Headphone jacks allow your child to enjoy the sounds from their games without disturbing the rest of the family.
The Differences between 2011 and 2012 LeapPad Explorer
|Feature||LeapPad 1||LeapPad 2|
|Camera||1 on front||2 – front & rear|
|Power||AC adapter, or 4 AA batteries||AC adapter, 4 AA batteries, or a recharger|
|Processor||393 MHz||550 MHz|
Customer Reviews of the LeapPads
Both editions of the LeapPad have great customer reviews, and while I was reading through them I cam across this absolute gem. This Amazon customer review compares the original and new LeapPad models. This Dad bought the original model in 2011, loved it, lost it, and now owns the 2012 so he has a lot of insight to offer other parents.