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Test shows Retina iPad mini slower than iPad Air

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
News Categories: iPad

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]

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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 wink

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on November 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM (PDT)

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