Earlier today, we noted that PC World tested the new iPad against some Android tablets for heating during use and found it to be on the high-end but not always the hottest.
Wired did its own tests and found the new iPad to be middle of the road…
The result? The third-generation iPad reached just 94 degrees Fahrenheit in its hottest rear chassis location (slightly below, and to the right of, the Apple logo when the tablet is held in portrait mode). Ninety-four degrees is not an uncomfortable temperature in one’s hands, and it’s also well short of the alarming 116 degrees publicized by Consumer Reports, as well as our own 108 degree reading. Dead Space may not tax the iPad’s internals as much as Infinity Blade 2, but it’s still a demanding 3-D game in the tablet space, and will certainly evoke hotter run temperatures than a mail program, YouTube orAngry Birds during continuous use.
Was Wired’s test a good one? Not everyone is convinced the game really pushed the iPad’s processor/GPU to any length…
This comparison is dumb…all they did was find an app that can't push the new iPad to its max. bit.ly/GT2TvB—
Eric Slivka (@WildCowboy) March 26, 2012
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