Anonymous, 07 Feb 2017Hi you seem to be too smart. To who-so-ever it may concern, why unnecessary smart talks before... moreThat's true! Until an official announcement is made by Xiaomi MiPad-3, assuming it actually exists, we're just engaging in meaningless conjecture.
Bullwinkle, 04 Feb 2017 GK - You're like a dog with a bone regarding the m3-7Y30 vs Core i5-7Y54 processor. :) Manuf... moreHi you seem to be too smart. To who-so-ever it may concern, why unnecessary smart talks before the product is released. Manufacturers are too smart than us.
GK, 04 Feb 2017You may want to check the Wiki page 'Kaby Lake'. Check the comparison b/w processors there, in... more GK - You're like a dog with a bone regarding the m3-7Y30 vs Core i5-7Y54 processor. :) Manufacturers like Xiaomi don't buy retail, they make mass purchases. The 25% difference in processing power between these two chips is, for all practical purposes, meaningless. So a mass manufacturer like Xiaomi will go for the cheapest option. Even if there's only a difference in cost of 0.1 cent between the processors, when they're purchasing 100,000 or more units, they're minimizing their corporate bottom-line. Hopefully, those saving will be passed along to consumer in the Mi-Pad 3's retail price. If the rumours of the Mi-Pad 3's existence prove to be true, I'll buy it! I own both the Windows and the Android versions of the 8-inch Mi-Pad 2. I love 'em both. When it comes to work, despite its diminutive size, the Windows version of the Mi-Pad 2 is capable of doing everything and anything a laptop does. When it comes to play, the Android version of the Mi-Pad 2 is my tablet of choice.
TC, 01 Feb 2017The i5 is faster, but also more expensive and draws more power (even with identical tdp) which... moreYou may want to check the Wiki page 'Kaby Lake'. Check the comparison b/w processors there, in the tables provided. Check for Core m3 - 7Y30, Core i5 - 7Y54 and Core i5 - 7Y57. They retail at the same price, have same power ratings, and of course, the same architecture. Surprisingly, Xiaomi (if the rumours abt Mi Pad 3 are correct) is using the least powerful one, the 7Y30.
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2017GK has a requested Â“a satisfactory, well-explained argument in favor or againstÂ” Xiaomi's ru... moreThe i5 is faster, but also more expensive and draws more power (even with identical tdp) which would impact battery runtime too much for a 10" tab
architecture wise, both are the same...
GK has a requested Â“a satisfactory, well-explained argument in favor or againstÂ” Xiaomi's rumored Â– as of todayÂ’s date NOTHING about the Mi-Pad 3, even its existence, has been confirmed by Xiaomi Â– use of the Intel Core m3-7Y30 over the Intel Core i5-7Y54.
These two processors are virtually identical, with the latter being about 25% faster. In practical terms, a 25% difference in processor speed is inconsequential to performance. The general rule of thumb is that there has to be 100% increase in processor speed in order to produce a noticeable difference in processor speed.
A processorÂ’s architecture also impacts performance. So it is possible that the architecture of the m3-7Y30 may outperform the i5-7Y54 with respect to some key functions (i.e. bootup speed).
Only an Xiaomi insider will be able to provide a authoritative insight regarding why they opted to use the m3-7Y30 -- if the rumors prove to be correct. Most likely the decision was primarily based upon cost.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2017GM commented on the Intel Core i5-7Y54 vs. Intel Core m3-7Y30. The specs of these two proces... moreYeah..but what about that extra clock frequency on the Core i5-7y54? The difference (Turbo - All Cores) of 0.6 GHz, which is 600 MHz...(and same for Turbo - Single Core)...won't that affect performance much?
And then, there is this highest variant amongst all these low-power mobile processing Kaby Lake chips..the Core i5-7y57 (I missed mentioning it in my prev comment), which holds almost no difference when compared with the Core i5 - 7y54 though while definitely, a tad bit with the Core m3 - 7y30...
Besides, THE POINT IS: When all of them are similar, hardware design-wise and cost Xiaomi the same (for procuring and most probably optimizing too), why not use the best performing one? Why use the one at the lowest end? Extra performance is surely gonna help at some point in the future, I guess. Won't it?
PS: I'm an amateur in this stuff. Expecting a satisfactory, well-explained argument in favor or against it. Thanks! :)
GM commented on the Intel Core i5-7Y54 vs. Intel Core m3-7Y30. The specs of these two processors are compared here: http://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/c...m3_7y30-657. Their specs are almost identical, with the 7Y54 rated at 2.6GHz while the 7Y30 is rated at 2.0GHz. Based upon the stated specs, there doesn't appear to be much differentiating these two processors.
I'm wondering why Xiaomi would not want to use Core 7Y54 in Mi Pad 3, which is a more powerful variant of the low-power mobile processor series in the Intel's Kaby Lake architecture, as compared to Core m3 7Y30 which is currently being rumoured to be present on the device.
Both retail at the same price. Economically, in mass production too, both should cost Xiaomi the same (whatever the bulk quote is). And hence, should make no difference in the final product cost.
Today I contacted the Customer Service reps at www.mi.com to see if I could confirm the pending release of this rumoured 9.7 Xiaomi tablet. Here's the chat response I received, copy and pasted verbatim: "I am sorry to inform you that at present we do not have any updates regarding the launch dates of the product, however I would request visit our official website www.mi.com/en regularly for updates regarding availability/launch of MiPad-3." The preceding response suggests that the Mi-Pad 3 is a REAL product!
CentrailicX, 18 Jan 2017True. xDOh, right. The iPad Pro 9.7 actually has the same resolution as this tablet. So they're both equally sharp. Yey
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2016I wonder as to how can people compare iOS with Windows and Android. All are different experien... moreSorry, I was just replying to another person's comment on the display resolution compared to something like the iPad Pro.
I wait it like icecream in the summer. It will be the first hardware to be bought first day no matter the early problems. The price is amazing.
Xiaomi, WHY? Why did you not release this epic piece of hardware?
Makes the iPad Pro 9.7 obsolete in one go :)
What a bummer! At last a W10 tablet with good specs and prize and then... *non-removable battery"! What a pity. So perhaps after 2 years you can throw it away. I 'll continue waiting for a similar product with removable battery then.
Ben, 31 Dec 2016There is a 9.7" iPad proThanks for your announcement.