iPad Got my ipad mini retina and ipad air

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  1. vince22, Nov 12, 2013
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    vince22 macrumors member

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    So excited got my ipad mini retina today, well be comparing with my ipad air and decide which one to keep. i know ipad mini retina clock at 1.3 ghz slightly slower than ipad air, but im going test them both as far as screen quality.
    here's my ipad mini retina sticker on the box below..

    Geekbench score between ipad air vs ipad mini retina show below, both iPads brightness was set 100% and have notice iPad air is a lot brighter than my iPad mini retina, my mini retina also shows yellow tint at home bottom area, And screen looks washed out,I'm going exchange this soon at apple store, as far pixel density 326 vs 264 i can't tell the difference, don't know what application to use to see the difference?
     

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  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Only 16GB? :confused:

    Just messing with ya. :p Congratulations.
     
  3. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    I am looking forward to reading about your experiences with them.
     
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  5. JGWolven macrumors regular

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    Congrats. I'll be interested in what you think you'll end up keeping.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    My iPad Air

    Number of primes up to: 1000000 is 78498, counted in 0.245 secs.

    For comparison, my 2013 MBA i7

    Number of primes up to: 1000000 is 78498, counted in 0.192 secs
     
  7. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Wow the Air is not far behind.

    My iPad 4 on iOS 6 takes 6.5 secs, mostly due to poor javascript code in iOS 6 Safari.

    Be interesting to hear the time on a retina mini...
     
  8. vw195 macrumors 6502

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    0.26-0.27 on avg
     
  9. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Seems inline with the slightly slower clock reported .
    Nothing to worry about.
     
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  11. vince22 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have to decide between portability and screen space.......
     
  12. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Is the answer really a mystery to you?
     
  13. double329, Nov 12, 2013
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    Not sure what computation underneath the skin? It seems to depend on browser. 5.76 sec using chrome on iPad air while it took 0.248 sec on safari?
     
  14. vince22 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok this non vibrant dull uneven yellowish tint from mini retina screen display might be a deciding factor for me, I was expecting as vibrant as iPad air, I will wait for a week to see if gets better....
     
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  16. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    I don't think the pixel density difference actually means a thing. Theoritically if you view both iPad Air and iPad Mini at the same viewing distance (say around 3-4" away) you will see that iPad Air will look pixelated.

    But I don't think that will be so obvious in practice. And that you will view it at so close distance (human eyes need to have a certain distance to get focus on the image).
     
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    I'm just asking why you would bother to buy 1, let alone both, if you were still undecided.
     
  18. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Erm, to help decide?
     
  19. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    I got the iPad Air and waiting on my iPad Mini with Retina. Hopefully, I will get it by mid next week.:D
     
  20. iPhisch macrumors 6502

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    Cool, my iPad air is pretty much as fast as my 2010 Mac mini (0.243 vs 0.222)
    I was wondering if you would be able to tell the difference between the screens at half and arms length away. I watch a lot of MLB.tv during baseball season, so I decided to go for the larger screen, and my hands are too wide to home-row type on the little screen. Let us know which one you decide to keep!
     
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    I still don't understand why people would purchase a product with the intention of returning it. Why not simply go to a store and try it out for yourself?
     
  22. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Because a 10 minute trial with the thing tied to a desk is not the same as a 14 day trial in your normal routine. As long as Apple policy allows it...
     
  23. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Add Gamutgate to your list.
     
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    Ouch, that will fry your eyeballs. Don't do that. You need glasses.
     
  25. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Higher prices for the rest of us. Costco used to have a generous return policy too but people abused it. People casually buying each with the intention of returning one... people buying 2-3 so that they can pick the one with the best screen, etc..... all of those returned iPads don't disappear, they end up having to get shipped back, refurbished and listed for sale at a lower price, which results in a much higher cost for Apple which they must pass on to consumers.

    Fortunately OCD freaks make up a relatively small segment of the overall population.
     

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