Video: iFive Mini 4s With Image Samples

This one is significant because it has still image samples from both cameras. It also has video taken with the back camera.

The back camera doesn’t look as bad as I thought it would.

AnTuTu is again shown to be in the 50,000-range.

Video after the break.

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Video: iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test (Plus Tablet Thoughts)

I had to know. I couldn’t ask anyone else to do it. And I needed to see it all for myself.

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iPad Mini 4 AnTuTu Score

I’ve watched three recent YouTube videos. Two have it in the 80,000-range, one has it in the 60,000-range. I’ll believe the eighty.

This is not a tablet too weak to handle Google Books PDFs. So the iBooks crashes are inexplicable unless it’s iBooks itself.

Previously here:

iFive Mini 4s AnTuTu Score

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JDtab Gets Reviewed

TechTablets: JDTab J01 Review Online – It Looked So Promising…

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128GB iPad Mini 4 Is Now US$399

Same-day update after the break.

Apple is left with one iPad Mini now. The 4 with 128GBs of internal storage. Still with its aging A8 CPU.

It was just back on November 21, 2016 that I wondered if the holiday sales price of a 128GB Mini 4 would reach $399!

Just four months later, that model is now MSRP $399 and the only Mini available. They’ve apparently discontinued the even more underpowered and aged — and lower MSRPed — Mini 2.

This could mean by Memorial Day weekend, the price could drop US$50-$100 for sales.

A $299 128GB iPad Mini?


Note that since September, the 128GB Mini 4 has had two price cuts, each of $100. It has plummeted in price from $599 to $399 today.

There is something strange going on with the Mini 4 too.

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TV: How’d You Get So Rich?

I saw the first episode of this as a lark. Why not?

It enchanted me.

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iFive Mini 4s AnTuTu Score

Now I’ll have to do that on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0.

The score is from a hyperactive video that you’d really rather not see.

Previously here:

Video: Two iFive Mini 4s Reviews
Video: RePad 8 Unboxed
Video: iFive Mini 4s Unboxed
RePad 8 Is iFive Mini 4s?
More About The iFive Mini 4s
New iFive Mini 4s Video
iFive Mini 4s: Nothing Really New

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Rethinking The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

It’s on sale for US$299 now:

The tablet world has changed a lot since all of my prior posts about this at my prior blog.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Google Books PDF Test

Well, look what I came across at Best Buy yesterday:

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Vuze 3D VR Camera Unboxed

Vuze 3D 360 camera – unboxing and first impressions of the first affordable 3D 360 camera for consumers

This is the most-anticipated 3D camera for VR video yet.

Make sure your hardware can handle the stitching software:

And now you’re probably waiting to see sample photos or videos.  Unfortuantely, I don’t have any. That’s because I found out my [admittedly old] PC doesn’t meet the requirements to run the stitching software.  My PC is actually VR-ready but the problem is that I’m using an old Xeon processor.  The stitching software requires a processor with an AVX extension.

Here are the minimum requirements:
– Windows 8.1,
– CPU with AVX support,
– 4GB RAM,
– Integrated or discrete GPU with 2GB RAM,
– DirectX 11,
– OpenCL 1.2,
– the most recent drivers.

Here are the recommended requirements:
– Windows 10,
– CPU with AVX support,
– 8 GB RAM or higher,
– Fast discrete GPU (NVIDIA,AMD) with 3GB RAM,
– DirectX 11,
– OpenCL 1.2,
– most recent drivers.

believe this means that at a minimum, you need an Intel i3, i5, or i7 Core processor that is at least 3rd generation (example: i5-3xxx).  See this table.  You can see if your PC qualifies simply by downloading the software here and trying to install it.  If you can install it without error messages, then congratulations – your PC qualifies.  (Note: the Mac version of the software is coming around Summer 2017.)

There’s an unboxing video at the post itself.

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