Conan on the iPad Mini.

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  1. Smiletime, Oct 26, 2012
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  3. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    Haha that was pretty funny, even if I don't agree with them.
     
  4. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    That was hilarious!!! If I do get a mini, I won't be able to not think of this now! hahah

    Especially for everyone who has ipad 2 or 3. Why in the world are we getting another ipad that is only 2 inches smaller AND slower! The answer in this video is....to fill a void. hahah
     
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  7. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    It's not slower than iPad 2/3.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    it is a smaller ipad 2...ergo slower than the 3. That may not be true though since it does not have to power a retina display...common sense would lead you to believe it is less powerful though.
     
  9. scupking macrumors 6502a

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    For your information the iPad 2 is in most cases faster then the iPad 3 since its not pushing a retina screen. So the iPad mini is faster then the iPad 3 not slower.
     
  10. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    That doesn't make sense. Smaller has nothing to do with speed.
    FYI, the iPhone 5 is faster, more "powerful" than the ipad2/3. The iPad 4 adds the same faster CPU that's in the iPhone 5.
     
  11. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Somebody needs to go back to computer school. A5 and a5x are the same speed. iPad 2 at some points is faster than iPad 3 when driving graphic intensive programs because of the retina display. A smaller screen with the same processor would mean less work for the processor so in theory the iPad Mini could only run faster.

    That said. Yes I do buy toys to fill the void in my dark empty life.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    from a pure spec standpoint it is more powerful...pound for pound, the A5X is a better chip
     
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    Combine this with booze and broads and Whoooopyyyyy......
     
  14. kevin222 macrumors member

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    Graphically, it's better. I'm still not sure you get it; are you saying if you take the chips out of the iPads, then the A5X is better? Sure, that's probably true. Considering the A5X has to push a retina screen, it simply levels things out with the A5 in the iPad 2, since it does not have drive that many pixels. Net result; virtually the same speed with a slight advantage given to the iPad 2 since it has much less to power.
     
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    Plus the A5 chip in the ipad mini is smaller, naturally making it faster anyways. ;-)
     
  16. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Very funny. Just imagine the depressing Samsung commercial Conan follows up with, the working title is "hide the sharp objects".
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    yeah, that is what I was referring to.
     
  18. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Not really... it's the GPU that is faster, the processor speed is the exact same spec. Normal things like opening an app would be the same. What the GPU does is take the load off of the A5 from having to render the Retina display, which in some cases has proven to work not quite as well in some cases.

    For example when I'm watching a video on my iPad 3 and I tap the screen to bring up the controls there is a slight stutter in the video. Never had this issue on my two generations of iPads previously.

    Hypothetically an A5X in an iPad 2 would open an app at the same speed but render 3D games faster. Making it not a higher spec'd chip but akin to a computer processor of the same spec that also has a discrete GPU.
     
  19. iHeartsteve, Oct 27, 2012
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    I had the 2 and the 3 was far faster. We dont know for sure how slow the mini will perform yet. I should have added - comparable processor speed but NOT faster than the 3 or 4.
     
  20. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    I know Cut the Rope loaded faster on my 2 than it does in my 3, switching menus in that game was faster too.
     

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