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  • Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

    AI2xxx said:
    The above article is not the one being disputed, but the article it links to:
    The benchmark that they are referring to is the geekbench benchmark of the m3 surface pro 4 vs the iPad pro iirc. in that test, the iPad pro did score better than the m3 surface pro 4. In 3Dmark the iPad pro scores almost as well as the i3 surface pro 3 (actually, my iPad pro scores about 500 points better than the average for an i3 surface pro 3 in ice storm unlimited. The device averages are less than 100 points in difference).
    Geekbench 3 has never been a reliable benchmark for comparing x86 and ARMv8. You wouldn't see reputable websites such as Anandtech try and use it for that purpose.

     The i3 in the SP3 is 22 nm Haswell and the SP4 uses 14 nm Skylake, a whole tick-tock ahead (Haswell --> Broadwell --> Skylake). The core m3 SP4 scores ~42,000 while the iPad Pro scores ~33,000 (from Futuremark's webpage).  Either way, 3DMark Ice Storm tests with DX9_3 and OpenGL ES 2.0. It runs high precision on Windows devices and half precision on iOS and Android. Not exactly a reliable benchmark for modern devices. Of course the iPad with iOS can't run DX12 (or even DX11) equivalent benchmarks, so we can't even compare that properly.  
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  • Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

    AI2xxx said:
    You didn't bother clicking on the article, so I'll wait until you do, that way you can eat your words.

    For productivity, iOS is not vastly superior to Windows. I'd like to see you running software such as Siemens NX in touch mode on an iPad Pro, something a Surface Pro 4 can handle.
    The above article does not say that the iPad pro outperforms a surface pro 4. If it does then you need to provide a quote to support your outraged comment from earlier. It's not that hard.
    The above article is not the one being disputed, but the article it links to:

    Benchmarks indicate that it's not just faster than low end generic PCs, but also faster — and less expensive — than Microsoft's Surface Pro 4.

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  • Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

    AI2xxx said:
    That article claiming the iPad Pro outperforms the Surface Pro 4 is simply false. Then there's the comparison of software and ecosystem. iOS is not a viable alternative to Windows.

    Typical troll comment.

    Where does it say the iPad Pro outperforms the Surface Pro 4? Maybe I'm stupid, but I see the words "strong price/performance competitor". Perhaps you'd like to explain your lack in reading comprehension skills to us?

    Windows on a tablet is a joke, and iOS is vastly superior. Android is already garbage for tablet optimized Apps but even Windows tops it as the worst tablet OS around. 
    You didn't bother clicking on the article, so I'll wait until you do, that way you can eat your words.

    For productivity, iOS is not vastly superior to Windows. I'd like to see you running software such as Siemens NX in touch mode on an iPad Pro, something a Surface Pro 4 can handle.
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  • Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro


    Apple's original 12.9 inch iPad Pro was already a strong price/performance competitor to Microsoft's pricy Surface Pro 4
    That article claiming the iPad Pro outperforms the Surface Pro 4 is simply false. Then there's the comparison of software and ecosystem. iOS is not a viable alternative to Windows.
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  • First look: Apple offers premium power at budget pricing with new iPhone SE

    saarek said:
    The UK cost of £80 to go from 16gb to 64gb is just ridiculous. Especially when the price per gb would only add around £5 at most to the cost of materials.
    Apple consumers will agree with you, Apple investors will not.

    The price increments for memory has been crazy for years. We're starting to see a shift in the mobile industry, but I don't see Apple making that change anytime soon.
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