I would like to know how long (in milliseconds) does it take for the iPad/iPad2 to render a PDF page. Every page and every PDF are different, of course. I am interested in average figures if you have any or can measure it, for any PDF's that are technical books.

  • Without a very precise definition of the content of the page and the app used to render it, any answer you might get is kind of pointless (because you can't apply it to any other PDF page). What are you needing this for?
    – nohillside
    Dec 12, 2011 at 19:18
  • who is so kind to perform a test can use this free pdf: download.microsoft.com/download/5/0/A/… (any optimized app is good for the test)
    – P5music
    Dec 13, 2011 at 10:34
  • Measured from when til when? Downloading took ages, rendering/scrolling was immediately.
    – nohillside
    Dec 13, 2011 at 19:16
  • apps often cache the pages in the neighbourhood so you should measure the time it takes to jump to a far page
    – P5music
    Dec 14, 2011 at 16:36
  • Making the resulting measurement even more unrealistic. Besides, even with jumping the pages get displayed immedately with iBooks, there is no way to measure this exactly without instrumenting the application
    – nohillside
    Dec 14, 2011 at 17:56


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