Test shows Retina iPad mini slower than iPad Air | iLounge News


Test shows Retina iPad mini slower than iPad Air

A benchmark test posted at Geekbench reveals the new iPad mini with Retina display is slightly slower than the iPad Air. The new mini clocked in at 1.29 GHz according to a test, about the same speed as the iPhone 5s, which came in at 1.3 GHz. Meanwhile, an iPad Air test showed a 1.39 GHz processor speed. [via 9to5Mac]

« iPad mini with Retina display unboxing gallery posted

Scosche debuts reVOLT dual-12W car charger »

Related Stories



I think the main point is that the original iPad mini had half the RAM as the new iPad mini, and same chipset as the iPhone 4S driving an even bigger screen. It was a very hamstrung bit of hardware sitting there next to the iPad 4, yet only $100 less…

Now you still get to save $100, get the more portable form factor, have an identical chipset to the iPad air, and the only sacrifice is that the processor is only 93% as fast.

I think I can live with that ;-)

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on November 12, 2013 at 4:32 PM (CST)

If you have a comment, news tip, advertising inquiry, or coverage request, a question about iPods/iPhones/iPad or accessories, or if you sell or market iPod/iPhone/iPad products or services, read iLounge's Comments + Questions policies before posting, and fully identify yourself if you do. We will delete comments containing advertising, astroturfing, trolling, personal attacks, offensive language, or other objectionable content, then ban and/or publicly identify violators.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.
Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter


Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter


iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2014 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy