New iPad first unboxing comes from Vietnam: 1GB of RAM, CPU speed hasn't changed

New iPad first unboxing comes from Vietnam: 1GB of RAM, CPU speed hasn't changed
The new iPad is mere days away from arriving in stores and in the hands of millions, but Vietnamese tech blog Tinhte is ahead of everyone as it’s the first one to get a retail unit for a quick unboxing video. The third-generation iPad gets unboxed with a quick tour of the software and we get to see the high-res Retina display in action on a real retail device.

The first thing you’d notice is the way the packaging has evolved. The original iPad released in 2010 was pictured with the focus on the screen - a surprisingly large, 9.7-inch display that was the highlight as it was bigger than the 3.5-inch iPhone display. The iPad 2 packaging focused on the side of the tablet where Apple stripped its girth significantly. The iPad 3 follows that idea despite being a hair thicker.



UPDATE: Not only have the Vietnamese folks unboxed the tablet, but they've also managed to run some benchmarks confirming that indeed the third iPad has 1GB of RAM memory, more than the second-generation tablet. 

The clock speed of the processor, though, hasn't changed - the new iPad's silicon brains run at 1GHz for each core.

The whole video below is in Vietnamese, but you can still stare at that gorgeous screen and wait, wait, wait for the new iPad to arrive in days.


source: Tinhte via Engadget

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  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh

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20 Comments

1. dawolf

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

what ever, man!

2. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

so all they did was improve the camera, the gpu, the screen, and the ram. typical apple to only include very tiny upgrades especially when many android phones have had high end features such as these for a year or more.

3. Anbuch

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

hahahaha, you make my day!

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

yes Apple does one way and Android another. two different companies havent you noticed

20. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Shaddup, drone.

17. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

That's plenty of hardware upgrades, the bigger issue is that the hardware interaction is still lacking in many features that both Android and iOS users would want, like better input methods (Transformer Pad), stylus for notetaking and sketching (Galaxy Note/Galaxy Note 10.1), more unique designs, etc..

4. snoweagle

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

VIETNAM? You make me Amazing!!!

5. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

It looks like a cheap copy of my galaxy tab 10.1

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

which tab the one banned because ot copied Apple or the 10.1N,,?..

15. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

You're back with your thumbs down for everyone ?

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I responded to you.. only.. mr..

6. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

1 Ghz Dual core Cortex A9 vs 1.3 Ghz Quad core Tegra 3 (Cortex A9)... I dunno know where the hell Apple saw 4x improvement over Nvidia. Maybe ONLY in graphics cause in CPU is a FAIL?

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG, iOMG............. iCan't believe how 'the packaging has evolved!' This is the most iRevolutionary packaging ever on ANY product ever released!!

8. denmcdon

Posts: 90; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

why dont you all grow up i have both asus prime and ipad 2 both perform extremly well.when my new ipad comes friday i will do tests of my own and give you an adult comparision between performance and speed.btw im 45 yrs old how old are you guys?oh also have owned galaxy tabs acers zooms dont compare to ipad2 the only one that does is the asus prime but not by much.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iOMG....iDiDn't know this site was for seniOrs??

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

It never said it was for juniors.

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Touché....

18. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

wait why dont they compare the galaxy tab alone did more i would just like to know what you did that made the other tablets not worthy

10. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

My Asus Prime scores 1458 in geekbench 2 for Android, Apple you are ridiculos

19. hugo_chong

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

the apple we know are being creative & inovation, but their iphone3 & iphone 3GS, Iphone 4 & iphone 4S & ipads just use back the same design. Dont know izzit being consistent or lazy. Who want to buy a new car with the old exterior design, but obviously the alot dudes out there queuing up. Just share what i my thought.

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