Review roundup: Apple's new iPad Air is light, powerful with extended battery life

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  • Reply 21 of 44

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  • Reply 23 of 44
    pscooter63 wrote: »
    rogifan wrote: »
    Wow Tim Stevens over at c|net gave it 4.5/5. Pretty amazing for a site that is so pro-Microsoft.

    Yeah, but steer clear of the comments section.  :wow:  

    On the contrary, I savor the Cnet comments section. When I looked at it a few minutes ago, there were already nearly 1500 -- yes,1500! -- comments.

    I find that reading the apoplectic frothing-at-the-mouth from a bunch of seeming basement-dwellers is really great for a chuckle.
  • Reply 24 of 44
    jkichlinejkichline Posts: 1,336member

    Yes, they are busy working to afford the next great Apple product to be more productive and influential to their peers. The haters are drinking Red Bull and eating Doritos while listening to Cher in their parent's basement...

  • Reply 25 of 44
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    On the contrary, I savor the Cnet comments section. When I looked at it a few minutes ago, there were already nearly 1500 -- yes,1500! -- comments.

    I find that reading the apoplectic frothing-at-the-mouth from a bunch of seeming basement-dwellers is really great for a chuckle.
    Only an Apple product could garner 1500 comments in just a couple hours. :lol:
  • Reply 26 of 44
    alfiejralfiejr Posts: 1,524member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    Best reviews an iPad has received yet. And only dual core with 1GB ram. Best iPad design yet and didn't happen on Steve Jobs' watch. I hope the haters don't slit their wrists tonight. image

    no, they're out in force pissing and moaning about their trivial fixations instead. gol, do those people need a life.

     

    let's see how long it takes them to show up here ...

  • Reply 27 of 44
    akqiesakqies Posts: 768member
    The reduction in power usage in the chips doesn't seem to account for all the gains in using a significantly smaller battery with the Retina display. AnandTech notes that the display uses less power than before but doesn't go into the [I]why[/I]. I wonder if Apple is using IGZO technology but isn't advertising this new process.

    I predict the Retina iPad Mini will use a clock rate closer to the iPhone 5S than that of the iPad Air in order to help keep it at around 10 hours. The smaller backlight alone doesn't seem enough to offset that lower battery size from the Air.
  • Reply 28 of 44
    cash907cash907 Posts: 893member
    rogifan wrote: »
    I actually think the Verge is more anti-Apple than Engadget these days (though the Verge usually gives Apple products good reviews), but the comments sections of all these sites blow big time. Obviously Apple fans have better things to do than troll tech site comment sections.

    Yeah, they come here and troll other products and companies, even when they have nothing to do with the topic of discussion. Surprised I haven't come across a "samsung sucks" or "APPL is doomed!" post yet.
  • Reply 29 of 44
    adybadyb Posts: 184member

    Noooooo! I don't want any positive comments until after I've got my iPad Air!!

  • Reply 30 of 44
    irelandireland Posts: 17,686member
    The first reviews of Apple's new iPad Air starting coming out on Tuesday, and so far the consensus is incredibly positive, with tech journalists heaping praise on the recently announced tablet.

    <div align="center"><img src="http://cdn1.appleinsider.com/iPad2013.102313.001.jpg" width="660" height="375" alt="" class="lazy" data-original="http://cdn1.appleinsider.com/iPad2013.102313.001.jpg" style="display: inline;"></div>

    <h2>AllThingsD</h2>

    The venerable Walt Mossberg.

    Please, give me a fucking break. Why should we respect this idiot? Jobs used him and in return Mossy gave Apple glowing reviews.
  • Reply 31 of 44
    matrix07matrix07 Posts: 1,993member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post





    On the contrary, I savor the Cnet comments section. When I looked at it a few minutes ago, there were already nearly 1500 -- yes,1500! -- comments.



    I find that reading the apoplectic frothing-at-the-mouth from a bunch of seeming basement-dwellers is really great for a chuckle.

    Yuck!

     

    I don't go to these sites (CNET, Verge). Went there only from Flipboard. Waste of my time I think.

  • Reply 32 of 44
    I used to read the verge and engadget.. I went back the other day, and I didn't enjoy watching people talk about a company with such entitlement. Apple created the category of tablets, and they've got the best one out there, but I always feel like the reviewer has to throw in a negative spin to please the Apple haters. It's almost like they can't just post a glowing review anymore, because they'll get bashed in the comments section. It's very silly, I'd rather stick with a site that is upbeat. I have a brain, I can see when an Apple product doesn't have as much RAM as a competitor, or a large display, and their price can be on the high-end, but if you don't like it then buy from a competitor - there are many. Why sit around and hate that company all day? Why refute every positive comment in the comment section? Why insult them all day long? Is that all you use your android for? I'd rather enjoy myself and get information with an upbeat attitude. There are positives and negatives of every company, I don't want to be a part of brats who are continually prodding Apple to give us more more more, because although they have the best products on the market, we always want them to give us better, thinner, faster products for cheap! Yes I want more for less, but I can figure that out in my own - i don't need you mocking and shouting and jeering condescendingly. I don't have to beg apple or insult apple and everyone who uses there products.. I was in New York last week and saw a Diesel branded backpack for $240. It looked great. I can find a backpack for less money with more features. I'm not going to flood the comment section of every backpack site with hateful vitriol. And with apple, although they make better profit margins than most, they actually give you real benefits from using their products. Even if they didn't, I don't mind when a company makes profit from there hard work. It's nice to know that there's a company who has good margins for there good work. I can tell that even though they make these products for the masses, they're really doing it because they're proud to make a good product in a day and age where no good deed goes unpunished. And, I don't buy into the thought that no good deed goes unpunished these days, because outside of android fans alternate universe, Apple really is seeing another heyday.
  • Reply 33 of 44
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member
    NYT has the same issues I have with outdoor readability (note to Tallest Skil) but overall very good but not compelling enough to upgrade. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/technology/personaltech/ipad-air-is-lighter-thinner-and-faster.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  • Reply 34 of 44
    tipootipoo Posts: 1,058member

    It's using a whole third more RAM for the same things because of 64 bit, that's measured. 



     

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7460/apple-ipad-air-review



    A lot of disgruntled iPad 1 owners will tell you lack of RAM is it's achilles heel, I hope this 30% increase in its RAM use with no increase in capacity doesn't hurt it. The old 1GB devices already had Safari kicking tabs out of memory way too fast, now it's 30% RAM heavier. 



     

    People saying Mavericks like compression will help: Anand measured how much RAM was in use under load. If it was compressing something, it would have been factored into how much was used. Even if it is using compression, it's no magic cure. 

  • Reply 35 of 44
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tipoo View Post

     

    It's using a whole third more RAM for the same things because of 64 bit, that's measured. 



     

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7460/apple-ipad-air-review



    A lot of disgruntled iPad 1 owners will tell you lack of RAM is it's achilles heel, I hope this 30% increase in its RAM use with no increase in capacity doesn't hurt it. The old 1GB devices already had Safari kicking tabs out of memory way too fast, now it's 30% RAM heavier. 



     

    People saying Mavericks like compression will help: Anand measured how much RAM was in use under load. If it was compressing something, it would have been factored into how much was used. Even if it is using compression, it's no magic cure. 


     

    What a FUD, Users shouldn't care about how much ram they got on their commodity device like phones, games console, tablet.   I've never heard anyone complain about the amount of RAM a game console have, because it doesn't matter as long software should take care of those constrain.  

     

    Having more RAM won't make things faster, but drain more energy even when its unused.  Better have the right amount of ram for the right jobs, 1 GB is a lot considering NeXTStep was developed to run a 16 MB machine, Super Mario Bros fits in 12KB roms and need 2KB of ram to run, so times for developer to code more efficiently.  

  • Reply 36 of 44
    akqiesakqies Posts: 768member
    tipoo wrote: »
    It's using a whole third more RAM for the same things because of 64 bit, that's measured. 


     
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7460/apple-ipad-air-review


    A lot of disgruntled iPad 1 owners will tell you lack of RAM is it's achilles heel, I hope this 30% increase in its RAM use with no increase in capacity doesn't hurt it. The old 1GB devices already had Safari kicking tabs out of memory way too fast, now it's 30% RAM heavier. 


     

    People saying Mavericks like compression will help: Anand measured how much RAM was in use under load. If it was compressing something, it would have been factored into how much was used. Even if it is using compression, it's no magic cure. 

    The original iPad's low RAM was apparent right away but don't conflate that initial device's shortcomings as proof that Apple has done it again with the iPad Air. Note the iPad Air has 4x the RAM and that iOS 7 runs perfectly fine on the iPad 2. If the iPad Air and earlier can't run iOS 8 next year I'll complete concede to your point, but I doubt that will be the case. In fact, it probably won't be until iOS X that the iPad Air won't be included.
  • Reply 37 of 44
    tipootipoo Posts: 1,058member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BigMac2 View Post

     

     

    What a FUD, Users shouldn't care about how much ram they got on their commodity device like phones, games console, tablet.   I've never heard anyone complain about the amount of RAM a game console have, because it doesn't matter as long software should take care of those constrain.  

     

    Having more RAM won't make things faster, but drain more energy even when its unused.  Better have the right amount of ram for the right jobs, 1 GB is a lot considering NeXTStep was developed to run a 16 MB machine, Super Mario Bros fits in 12KB roms and need 2KB of ram to run, so times for developer to code more efficiently.  






    It's not FUD if I'm speaking from experience. I'm already annoyed by my 1GB iOS devices. 

     

    Bringing up what ancient machines had or games used brings nothing to this discussion. In 2013, 1GB causes Safari to boot tabs out of main memory like crazy, and even one heavy duty modern game will boot all other apps from memory and will reload itself after going to the home screen, that's all I need to know. 

  • Reply 38 of 44

    Originally Posted by tipoo View Post

    In 2013, 1GB causes Safari to boot tabs out of main memory like crazy, that's all I need to know. 



    You missed his main point.

     

    Originally Posted by BigMac2 View Post

    …so times for developer to code more efficiently.  


     

    Also, doesn’t Apple have a patent on new RAM that only powers what’s in use?

  • Reply 39 of 44

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  • Reply 40 of 44

    What time does the iPad 5 go for sale online on 11-1-13 ?  I'd like to get my order in early.  

     

    The physical stores open at 8AM but my closest store is 2 hours away.

     

    Friday online sales at 12:01 AM  ---- or 8 AM --- ???

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