Apple Unveils iPad Mini and Updated iPad

Discussion in 'Mobile & Small Form-Factor Computing' started by Tharic-Nar, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Tharic-Nar

    Tharic-Nar Senior Editor Staff Member Moderator

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    At a press event held Tuesday, Apple unveiled what has to be its worst-kept-secret to date - the iPad mini. On top of that, iMac and MacBook updates were also announced, and, so was a new iPad. Yes - despite the iPad "with Retina" being released just this past spring, Apple wasted no time in releasing a successor that carries over the CPU from the recently-launched iPhone 5.

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  2. Doomsday

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    ZZZZZzzzzzzz............ :D
     
  3. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah... about the same for me.

    Though I do like the performance the full iPad offers. If game developers can make good use of the updated graphics capabilities, the results could be :eek:
     
  4. MacMan

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    I am not that interested in the iPad mini, itself but the new iMac.... WOW! I have a couple of grand left over from my last three paychecks, and I am really tempted to buy one of these super skinny, super sexy machines. It does not have a Retina display, but running OS X, Windows 7, 8, or Linux will should look really great on those True-Color IPS screen.
     
  5. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah, I admit the new iMacs are pretty cool. You'd almost have to do a double-take when hooking one up, "Where's the computer?!".
     
  6. DarkStarr

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    No.... No its not atypical. They did the same with the iPhone, iPhone 4 got retina. Touch 4th Gen did not. Same here, so they can sell more crap. Same reason they dropped a new iPad on the already new iPad. Wonder if apple is gonna end up doing the same thing they did when Steve wasn't the CEO?

    Also to the iMac after you hook it up your going to be saying.... wheres the GPU? With great (lol) options ranging from 640M and 650M on up to the 660M and 675MX, all with 512mb ram except the MX (1gb). Only the last is configurable to the 680M w/ 2gb.

    I would rather have a Thunderbolt (and have to use an adapter) or Cinema display than an iMac.
     
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  7. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, I was thinking more of the iPad 3 and then the recent MacBook Pros. I guess I didn't consider the other part of the product-line.

    Well, yes, but it's still suitable for general-purpose computing ;-)

    Edit: I just noticed you changed your avatar, LOL. Not sure what took me so long. Nice one.
     
  8. DarkStarr

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    Yea but when your dropping almost $2000 (top end, and more than that for the 680M) on that it had better do more than GP Computing. I mean that doesn't beat a 2600k and a 7970. I understand the build quality thing but from reading Apples site it may not even be reparable. That's how I read this:
    I mean I may be wrong however but iFixits teardown will resolve it.

    Anyways I could never justify spending that much on something that in the end would frustrate me because I can't upgrade it. But again that's just my thoughts on the fact that it wouldn't be all that great for games or very cpu intensive tasks. Those specs would be amazing for a laptop, this is still supposed to be a desktop though. I think I would build a mITX before getting one of these because they at least use desktop parts.

    And to the avatar, I had to change it, I no longer run Nvidia let alone SLI lol Thats why however, I wanted this 7970, to play stuff at 3840x1080 (4,147,200 Pixels) which is pretty much comparable to 2560*1600 (4,096,000 Pixels). The 7970 did ~2x better than a 480 and did a hell of a lot better on higher resolutions. Running everything maxed out flawlessly. I need more games but... I can't DL much due to some internet issues here and won't be able till I get my own landline internet.
     

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