Apple's new iPad Air has proved to be a slower tablet than Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. Geekbench speed tests also showed that the new iPad mini with Retina has a speed slower than Google's Nexus 7 and the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7".
Which magazine testers have used a standard piece of benchmarking software called Geekbench to test the speed of some tablets. The testers conducted speed tests on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Apple's iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus and the Tesco Hudl.
The testers have tested the speeds of the multi-core processors of each tablet by performing different tests. And the combined result of all these tests showed the speed of each tablet. "A higher score means a faster tablet, so if one device has double the score of another it should be twice as speedy," according to the Which testers.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has proved to be the fastest tablet as it beat Apple's latest iPad Air in the speed test. And same is the case with Apple's latest iPad mini with Retina display tablet. The new Retina iPad mini is slower than both Google's Nexus 7 and the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7".
And the interesting thing is that the both Nexus 7 and Tegra Note 7" are $100 cheaper than Retina iPad mini. The slowest tablet found to be the Tesco Hudl. But it still beats Apple's older iPad 2 tablet in the speed test. And Amazon Kindle Fire HD also happens to be faster than the iPad 2.