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/compare_cpu-intel_core_i5_7y54-656-vs-intel_core_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!
AnonD-618597, 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.
AnonD-626485, 30 Dec 2016still no announcement, must buy it!Xiaomi will be there at the CES 2017. You can anticipate their mi pad 3 announcement at the show. Grab the product as soon as possible before the stock washes out. It is better you preorder it at Xiaomi's website.
AnonD-618597, 29 Dec 2016Well, first of all, the resolution is 2048x2732, which is not 2160p. Regular 2160p is 2160x384... moreI wonder as to how can people compare iOS with Windows and Android. All are different experiences. Please do only compare two or more Android products, two or more Windows products or that of Apple. Pick products which has the same Operating System and compare the processors first before the rest of the hardware.
AnonD-206946, 16 Dec 2016Well check ipad pro.. 2160p resolution.. anyways no regret its about ur choiceWell, first of all, the resolution is 2048x2732, which is not 2160p. Regular 2160p is 2160x3840 or 2160x4096, and 2048x2732 is not any of those two. Second of all, the iPad pro has a larger display at 12.9" compared to the Mi Pad 3's 9.7" display, meaning a higher resolution would be required to reach the same pixel density on the iPad Pro. Thirdly, if you look at the pixel densities of the screens of both the iPad Pro and the Mi Pad 3, you'll see that they have the exact same pixel density of 264. Well anyways have a nice day. :D
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2016buy surface pro 4 with core core i5 and 8 gb ram....its a bit costly but worth the moneyYes definitely one can opt for Surface book depending upon how deep your pocket is, but, as far as I am concerned a good business man or a professional will not expend their money unnecessarily. Rich people are rich just because they always plan before they expend. Now, the world warrants more wisdom to survive.