Apple’s iPad Air won’t hit store shelves until this Friday, but reviews and benchmarks are already appearing all over the Internet. If you’re wondering about performance, reports indicate it’s greatly improved when compared with iPad 4.
John Poole of Primate Labs has released GeekBench 3′s iPad Air benchmarks results, and they’re quite impressive. According to the results, the single-core tests shows a benchmark score of 1,465, which is almost twice that of its predecessor.
For the multi-core results, the iPad Air managed to grab 2,643 on Geekbench, surpassing earlier iPads by a great margin.
Interestingly, the tests also revealed that the 64-bit A7 processor powering the iPad Air is running at 1.4GHz.
The benchmarks peformed by the folks at AnandTech show the device getting similarly impressive results, surpassing popular devices by a decent margin. They concluded that the new iPad Air is “…the most significant upgrade to the 9.7-inch iPad in its history. It’s lighter, more portable, more usable and faster than any previous iPad.”
Online orders for the iPad Air will start at 12:01am PT in the U.S. Apple stores will start selling the tablets starting 8am this Friday, sp we’ll find out in a few days if it’s really the best tablet and whether it can grab strong sales figures.