Lots of people are using the iPads just for web browsing so naturally the browser benchmarks matter a lot. We’ve put all the three iPads and the Transformer Prime through SunSpider and Browser Benchmark and the results are now out.
Long story short – the new iPad seems to offer the same browsing performance as the iPad 2.
Shocker? Don’t think so. Both the new iPad and the iPad 2 use same CPUs – the major player responsible for most of those scores. Surely the bigger screen offers a lot more viewing estate, but this is where the new GPU kicks in, so no game changer in the scores here either.
The new iPad 3 scores equal if not marginally lower results than the iPad 2 on both test. See for yourselves.
Higher is better
Apple iPad 1 67787
Apple iPad 2 103052
Apple iPad 3 100527
Asus Transformer Prime 110978
Sunspider 0.9.1 scores
Lower is better
Apple iPad 1 2887 ms
Apple iPad 2 1788 ms
Apple iPad 3 1817 ms
Asus Transformer Prime 2085.2 ms
We are already working on the new iPad review. You can expect more tests and benchmarks in there.