Tests prove Apple’s new iPad heat levels comparable to Android tablets

“So much for ‘heatgate,’” Melissa J. Perenson reports for PCWorld. “We’ve all seen the reports this week indicating that the new iPad runs hotter than its predecessor, the iPad 2. But does the new iPad run hotter than other tablets?”
“To answer that question, we took our trusty thermometer in hand and ran a series of tests that pitted Apple’s latest tablet against the iPad 2 and two popular Android tablets–the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1,” Perenson reports. “Though the new iPad did run hotter than the iPad 2, the difference wasn’t great. And in repeated lab tests of the new iPad, we could not replicate the disturbingly high temperatures that some sources have reported.”

“More important, the new iPad was not dramatically warmer than either the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE, even though its battery has a substantially higher milliampere-per-hour (mAh) rating than theirs do,” Perenson reports. “Despite all of the media attention over the iPad’s (and other tablets’) operating temperatures, the issue seems to be overblown.”

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