How does the new Macbook compare to the iPad?

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  1. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    How does the power of the new Macbook compare to the iPad? I don't know what iPads they have now (it's all a mess) but whatever is the default...

    Is the Macbook more powerful or is it weaker?
     
  2. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    Seeing as the iPad air 2's A8X is a hair off the MacBook Airs of 2013/14 in terms of CPU performance, it's extreamly likely the core m will be slower than the iPad.
     
  3. poiihy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    WHATT?! :eek: Unbelievable!!
    Hopefully it will improve... it HAS TO!
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    Does it even matter given that one runs iOS and the other runs Mac OS X.
     
  5. poiihy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes it does.

    If the Macbook is weaker then the iPad, then with OS X it's probably less useful than an iPad!

    But we'll see when they are released! :D

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    Oh also, how would the new MacBook compare to a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo? I can't find anything on google :mad:
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    No it doesn't.

    Different types of applications or apps
    Different types of optimizations
    Different amounts of RAM
    Different speed storage
    Different architectures
     
  7. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Define "a hair"? Also comparing benchmarks between iOS and OS X is rubbish given the drastically different overheads of the OSs i.e there are serious issues of validity in the sorts of comparison you are making.
     
  8. poiihy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I mean in general usage.

    Suppose you load a website on an iPad, then load the same website on the new Macbook. How would they compare?
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 601

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    we could speculate for days, or...wait for the release of the macbook. then SEE the benchmarks, read the real use reviews...and check it out ourselves.

    iOS is great, but it's not OS X. that's a huge difference right there...
     
  10. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Useful? An iPad can't run desktop applications. An iPad does not have a keyboard. An iPad does not run a full desktop OS. An iPad cannot run alternative operating systems. The usefulness of a device is entirely dependent on your requirements. :rolleyes:
     
  11. newellj macrumors 601

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    It's implicit in all that you wrote, but just for perfect clarity: an iPad, for all of its advantages and benefits, does not give you access to the file system. For some needs, that's huge.
     

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