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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

MultiMediaWill Avatar
161 months ago
My retina can't wait for the new iPad!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
soco Avatar
161 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.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieegan3 Avatar
161 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...
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stridemat Avatar
161 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! ;)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applesith Avatar
161 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
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieegan3 Avatar
161 months ago
So is it really that heavy for you?

I think he's waiting for the antigravity model, like the rest of us...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)