No sooner had Apple to announce the fourth generation of the iPad mini, as in the Network appeared the test results of the gadgets in the benchmark Geekbench. This test is conducted by resource ArsTechnica, evaluates the performance of the processor and system memory of the tablet PC.
iPad mini 4 is equipped with A8 processor with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. 7.9-inch screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels coated with a special anti-reflective coating, 56% reducing the amount of reflected light. The thickness of the new “MINICOM” only 6.1 mm vs. 7.5 mm its predecessor. In the presence of 8-megapixel camera with improved sensor, advanced optics and by a special signal processor.
“The presence of one core in the processor of 1.5 GHz A8X in the iPad Air 2 is 50% faster than the A8 in the iPad mini 4. However, the last 20% faster iPad mini 2 and 3. Additional Gigabyte of memory is useful for mode Split View. 2 GB will also allow the device less likely to turn to the flash memory will reduce the frequency with which updated Safari tabs, and reduce the waiting time when switching between different tabs and apps”.
iPad mini 4 is in use all cores shows the result 3121 score in the “core” test – 1716 points. For comparison the corresponding results iPad Air 2 – 4542 and 1831, iPad mini 2 – 2443 and 1367, iPhone 6 – 2910 and 1679.
iPad mini 4 is sold in several configurations. On sale: models with 16, 64 and 128 GB of memory, Wi-Fi only or 3G, in silver, gray and gold colors. In Russia the cost of new items will start with a mark of 32 990 rubles for the simplest second generation (16GB, Wi-Fi) to 58 990 rubles for the top version (128GB, Wi-Fi + LTE).