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M1-powered iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) ends up slightly behind M1-powered MacBook Air in AnTuTu

May 12, 2021

Benchmarks of the new iPad Pro (2021) tablets keep rolling in – earlier today we saw the slates blow past the competition in Geekbench, now the AnTuTu team has published the scorecard from their benchmark. AnTuTu tests not just the CPU, but also the GPU, the memory and the overall software performance.

The tablet under test, an iPad Pro 12.9 (2021), was equipped with 16GB of RAM and 1TB storage. A direct comparison with a MacBook Air (also powered by the Apple M1 chipset, of course), shows that the laptop is slightly faster. Note that it only had 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. Also note that the laptop ran the iOS version of the benchmark.