PDF Tests: iPad Air 2

Same tests as yesterday, minus CBZ file, and this time on the iPad Air — which has a more powerful CPU than the iPad Mini, plus 2GBs of RAM.

Safari, Google Drive view:

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Safari, PDF view:

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iBooks:

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Safari, Google Drive view:

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Safari, PDF view:

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iBooks:

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Safari, PDF view:

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iBooks:

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Safari, Google Drive view:

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Safari, PDF view:

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iBooks:

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Safari, Google Drive view:

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An error I’ve encountered most times with Google Drive display:

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Safari PDF view is a download prompt:

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But will still display the PDF in Safari:

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iBooks:

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iBooks:

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I’d still hav to pinch-zoom to read the low-resolution text comfortably:

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Well, the bottom line in this test was this: The iPad Air kicks ass.

Everything was so much faster than the iPad Mini I tried yesterday. I could feel the power.

If it’s true the next iPad Mini will be shrunken iPad Air 2, that would be hard to beat.

And I’ll have to start thinking about how to use a tablet without a damn microSD card slot, if the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 disappoints.

Note: This test was done at the Apple Store, with images uploaded from the iPad Air 2 to WordPress and then text entered using an 21.5-inch iMac and published from it.

Next-day update: Yeah, the iPad Air 2 is some damned supernatural freak of nature monster-powerful tablet. See these prior posts:

Google Books PDF Test: iPad Air 2
Google Books PDF Test: iPad Air 2, Guest Test 2

What the hell will the iPad Air 3 be like? I can’t even imagine …

Previously here:

PDF Tests: iPad Mini Versus Insignia Flex Elite 7.85
Google Books PDF category

1 Comment

Filed under Google Books PDFs, iOS

One response to “PDF Tests: iPad Air 2

  1. moccij

    It’s tricky to share files with iDevices other than using Internet or iTunes. Jailbreak offers reading USB memories, but power consumption policies greatly limits it’s usefulness, and not everyone wants to jailbreak. Airdrop is excellent, but only works between Apple devices.
    That said, if the aim is to have virtually unlimited memory, then there’s no game for iOS. For nearly all other uses, the iPad Air – especially the new one – kicks ass. I’ve yet to see a tablet with such a premium feel to it.

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