iPad parody…

Bineinteles, dupa iPad, vine si batjocura ūüôā

Prespun ca cei de la Microsoft au fost cu ideea…

Apple iPad!

Apple inoveaza din nou!

Dupa succesul inregistrat cu playerul iPod si cu telefonul iPhone, americanii de la Apple au lansat miercuri seara un nou dispozitiv, care se vrea o combinatie intre un smart phone si un mini laptop. Cea mai ieftina versiune, standard, de 16GB, costa 499 de dolari, iar cea mai scumpa, de 829 de dolari, este cea de 64GB, cu plan de date 3G.

Aparatul are un ecran de 25 de cm, sensibil la atingere. Poate fi folosit pentru navigarea pe Internet, pentru filme si muzica si vizualizarea de carti digitale.
Parintele Apple isi pune mari sperante in noua creatie, asteptand sa fie la fel de bine primit ca iPod-ul, care doar in ultimele trei luni a fost vandut in 21 de milioane de bucati, sau ca iPhone-ul- 8,7 milioane de terminale vandute in aceeasi perioada.
Caracteristicile iPad:
0.5 inci latime
700 grame in greutate
Display de 9.7 inci
Propriul cip de alimentare
10 ore de autonomie a bateriei si peste 1 luna in stand-by
Memorie flash 16 pana la 64 GB
Procesor de 1 GHz
Preturi iPad:
16GB –¬†499 de dolari
32GB –¬†599 de dolari
64GB –¬†699 de dolari
Cu plan de date 3G
16GB – 629 de dolari
32GB – 729 de dolari
64GB – 829 de dolari
Videoul de prezentare iPad:

Browser Benchmarking

Did a little browser benchmarking the other day. To my surprise, the most popular browsers are the slowest. Here are the result, in reverse order:

Slowest of them all, and therefore last is as expected Internet Explorer 8.


Next up, is the biggest surprise of them all. Coming in an first to last is Mozzila Firefox.


Followed by only a 10 point difference, Opera is the 3rd fastest browser available on the market today.


Google’s browser, Chrome, although still very new, managed to come in as 2nd.


Quoted as “the faster browser available” by it’s own download site, Safari lives up to this quotation, taking the 1st place.


Here are the final results for comparison:

Final results

Benchmark notes:

Site used: http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/index.action

System used: Intel Centrino Dual Core @ 2.4 GHz with  4 GB RAM.

As not all browsers support the “Complex Graphics” test of the benchmark, these results were excluded when calculating the overall performance score of the browsers.

Personal oppinion

After the benchmark I decided to give Safari a try, so I used it for a week. I must say, I couldn’t really tell the difference in page loading time, and I was missing all the Add-ons that Mozilla Firefox has, so it was not long till I found myself using it again. They just can’t beat the extension capability of Firefox, no matter how good a browser anyone else makes.