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

On 03/16/2012 02:56 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
> 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.
How much more power does their retina display take.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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