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Another New iPad Surfaces in Hong Kong with Sample Video and Graphics Benchmarks

Following yesterday's unboxing video of the new iPad in Vietnam, which has also resulted in benchmarks and sample photos and screenshots from the device surfacing, Hong Kong's PCM Online reports (via Engadget) that it too has gained early access to the new iPad.


Still photo comparison from new iPad and iPad 2

PCM's device is a white 16 GB 4G model, and the report includes a number of photos and benchmarks of the device comparing it to an iPad 2, as well as a video highlighting a number of features of the device and containing a sample video shot with the new iPad at the end of the clip. The new iPad's video quality from the rear camera is obviously superior to that of the iPad 2, but still suffered from a bit of overexposure in PCM's sample clip.


Benchmarking the graphics performance of the new iPad also showed significant improvement over the iPad 2, with benchmarking tests boosting performance from 90 frames per second (fps) to 140 fps in the GLBenchmark 2.1.1 Egypt offscreen test and from 146 fps to 250 fps in the GLBenchmark 2.1.1 Pro offscreen test. Similar data had previously been uploaded to GLBenchmark's site, although its authenticity has not been confirmed.

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31 months ago
The porn/1990's-video-game-character-selection-screen music won me over.

Some people will never be impressed with this device though.
This is a really exciting device, even if you think the benchmarks aren't good enough.
Rating: 20 Votes
31 months ago
My retina can't wait for the new iPad!
Rating: 19 Votes
31 months ago

I'm actually a bit disapointed, it is true that the new display is amazing and the improvement of the camera is noteworthy but the number one reason I got rid of my ipad 2 was due to its weight and the new ipad is actually heavier. I'll wait until the smaller ipad comes out.


Get down the Gym man! ;)
Rating: 15 Votes
31 months ago

Get down the Gym man! ;)


he has already started a weight training programme with the iPod shuffle, next he'll be onto the Nano...
Rating: 15 Votes
31 months ago

I'm actually a bit disapointed, it is true that the new display is amazing and the improvement of the camera is noteworthy but the number one reason I got rid of my ipad 2 was due to its weight and the new ipad is actually heavier. I'll wait until the smaller ipad comes out.


So is it really that heavy for you?

EDIT: your sig! you have a 17" MBP and want an iPhone with a bigger screen. LOL
Rating: 15 Votes
31 months ago

Really? I've noticed quite a bit of shrugging and "meh" going on in various threads around here. It baffles me.


When iPad 2 came out, they weren't happy because it wasn't a retina display. Now that it's a retina display, they aren't happy because it's not quad core. Don't worry, they'll have something to complain about next time too.
Rating: 12 Votes
31 months ago
My retina can't wait for the new iPad!
Rating: 11 Votes
31 months ago

So is it really that heavy for you?


I think he's waiting for the antigravity model, like the rest of us...
Rating: 11 Votes
31 months ago

Then I will, I am quite happy with my Playbook for now.


wow! you might be the only one! even research in motion aren't happy with it!
Rating: 11 Votes
31 months ago

I'm actually a bit disapointed, it is true that the new display is amazing and the improvement of the camera is noteworthy but the number one reason I got rid of my ipad 2 was due to its weight and the new ipad is actually heavier. I'll wait until the smaller ipad comes out.


yes something weighing under 1.4 pounds is such a chore for me too. my one arm is like arnold's arm the other is so much smaller!! this is awful of apple to add almost 2 ounces!! f apple and their campaign against my arms!!
Rating: 10 Votes

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