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[Discuss] My God! It's Full of Batteries!

Richard Pieri wrote:
> iFixit got their hands on one of the first The New iPads...
> ...has 42.5 Watt-hours of battery packs inside delivering
> the same 9-10 hours run time.
> iPad 2 has 25 Watt-hours of battery packs inside the case and is rated
> at 9-10 hours run time. 

I noticed that last week when I Googled to look up the resolution of the
iPad 3 and ASUS Transformer Prime and came across a comparison article
showing the iPad 3 as 40-something Watt-hours, and the ASUS as
20-something Watt-hours. I thought it might be a typo.

What are they doing with all that extra juice?

> Nobody's publicly posted the TDP numbers yet but you can figure it's
> rather higher than iPad 2's based on the power consumption.

A lot of it is likely going to the display. They are still the dominant
power sink in portable devices.


Tom Metro
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