Reply to post: Re: "as fast as the fastest PCs."

Apple's launch confirms one thing: It's determined to kill off the laptop for iPads

Dave 126 Silver badge

Re: "as fast as the fastest PCs."

Relax, we don't know the context of the "as fast as the fastest PC" quote - the exec might have describing the speed of performing a particular quick task in Photoshop or iMovie or something. Desktop CPUs haven't been getting much faster at single thread tasks in recent years anyway - because they've been fast enough, focus has been on improving energy efficiency and or just adding more cores.

What Apple actually displayed as a bullet point was 'Faster then 92% of the notebook computers available last year" which Anandtech find very plausible:

Apple mentioned during the keynote that the new A12X is more powerful than 92% of the available laptops in the market, which isn’t very surprising given the performance levels we saw on the A12.

- https://www.anandtech.com/show/13529/apple-announces-new-ipad

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