So, the iPad? I hear it’s good, but again, it’s not for me—don’t cry. But what’s indisputable? The fact that it’s pretty damn fast. Even though the processor is nothing more than a stock Apple A4, it wallops the fancy Snapdragon, the 1GHz CPU found in the Nexus One (and others). The iPad: useful (to some), and quite quick. Neat.
Anandtech benchmarked the iPad, bless their hearts, and found that Apple’s divisive device was anywhere from 9 to 60 percent faster than the Snapdragon in loading various Web sites. (The only site to load slower was CNN.)
Neither the Nexus One nor iPad can run Crysis, so a big “meh” can be heard from people currently rocking an ATI 5970 or Nvidia GTX 480!
It should probably noted than comparing a notebook computer (I guess that’s the iPad’s “official” designation) to a mobile phone is a bit unfair, not to mention silly: you’re going to be with your phone 24/7, but you’re probably not going to be walking down the street with your iPad every day of the week. At least I don’t think so…