iPad 3 to get 1 gigabyte of RAM, more evidence surfaces
posted by Nick T. / Mar 07, 2012, 8:45 AM
One of the improvements that we are very likely to see in the iPad 3, even though nobody seems to care that much, is that the tablet will have 1GB of RAM. Why would it need a memory boost, you ask? Well, that extra brain power should really come in handy as the tablet is expected to come with a high resolution display. High resolution display means high resolution graphics, which take up a lot of memory when loaded. Of course, it would also allow for heavier apps and better games to be developed for the iPad. In comparison, the iPad 2 has "only" 512MB of RAM, while the first-gen iPad comes with 256 of them.
"vm_page_bootstrap: 244276 free pages...". And since computer memory is organized in "pages" of 4,096 bytes each, by multiplying the two numbers together he got the total amount of memory that the iPad 3 has at its disposal – 1,000,554,496 bytes, or about 1GB.
Is Chronic correct? We will know for sure in a few hours. The Apple event, at which the next iPad will be announced, kicks off at 10:00AM Pacific time, or 1:00 eastern time, and we will be reporting all about it.
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And it will still be faster than Android tablets... go figure
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 9:32 AM 2
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My DROID RAZR has 1GB of RAM, how is 1GB groundbreaking and revolutionary on a tablet when most of the "average" Android smartphones have the same amount. Revolutionary for a tablet would be 2GB of RAM but, iGuess thAt wiLl be iPad 21. My RAZR also has (just to name a few) : Super AMOLED 16 777 216 Capacitive, Multi-touch Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass Hardware Dual core, 1200 MHz, TI OMAP 4430 Yes 1024 MB RAM = 1GB 16000 MB = 16GB Internal Storage Storage Expandability: microSD, microSDHC 32 GB Camera 8 megapixels LED F2.4 Front Facing Camera HD Auto focus, Image stabilizer 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 720x480 (DVD) (120 fps) Video calling 1.3 megapixels Multimedia Album, Artist, Playlists Album art cover, Background playback Yes Internet browsing Yes HTML, Flash YouTube (upload) Bluetooth Wi-Fi USB HDMI Phone features Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID Calendar (calendar entries), Alarm (alarm entries), To-Do (todo entries), Document viewer, Calculator SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange Connectivity 4.0, EDR 802.11 b, g, n USB 2.0 microUSB Mass storage device, USB charging Micro HDMI (Type D), 1.4 DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync Other features Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone Accelerometer, Compass Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, etc. BEAT THAT krApple!!!!
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 9:36 AM 4
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Apple devices are still smoother with more apps. I'm an android user and can admit it!
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 10:23 AM 1
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