While I talked about this in the launch article, the Shield Tablet is very much the culmination of lessons learned from 2013. While the Tegra Note 7 was a decent tablet, it had to eke out a profit through hardware sales against competition that was willing to sell their tablets with no profit on hardware. While the Shield portable was a good portable gaming device, it was far too specialized to be anything but a gaming device. Without an established gaming ecosystem, NVIDIA struggled against established competitors. As a result, NVIDIA is the first to launch a serious gaming tablet running Android. While gaming tablets have been done before, they’ve been few and far between. It’s always been technically possible to take a high end...

iPad 4 (Late 2012) Review

For years, almost a decade in fact, we've been asking for higher quality displays in notebooks. With most of our pleas left ignored for the value notebook segment, smartphone...

113 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/6/2012

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro Pricing and Availability: 17W IVB Starting at $899 in January 2013

Last month I reviewed Microsoft's Surface RT tablet, and came away generally impressed. The form factor and attention to detail were both much better than expected from Microsoft. The...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2012

Patriot Gauntlet Node/320 Review: Wireless Storage for Tablets

One side effect of the current march towards ultramobility is the nearly complete abandonment of expandable/upgradeable local storage. No modern smartphone or tablet allows for upgradeable internal storage, and...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Cara Hamm on 11/22/2012

iPad mini Review

Over the last two months, Apple has updated almost all of its core product lines, with the addition of a 13” model to the Retina MacBook Pro line and...

140 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Vivek Gowri on 11/20/2012

Qualcomm Begins Sampling MDM9x25 - Category 4 LTE, 3GPP Release 10

During an earnings conference call earlier this week, Qualcomm announced that it had begun sampling MDM9x25 to customers. MDM9x25 is Qualcomm's its third generation multimode 28nm baseband, the successor...

14 by Brian Klug on 11/18/2012

Android 4.2 Hits AOSP, Broadcom Replaces NXP with NCI Stack for NFC

Yesterday source code for Android 4.2 was pushed to AOSP (Android Open Source Project), paving the way for other developers to begin building their own Android images and looking...

13 by Brian Klug on 11/14/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 9

This past month has been insane thanks to many of our travel schedules. With things finally settling down I was able to get together with Brian and Vivek to...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/7/2012

iPad 4 GPU Performance Analyzed: PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Under the Hood

As always, our good friends over at Kishonti managed to have the first GPU performance results for the new 4th generation iPad. Although the new iPad retains its 2048...

114 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/2/2012

Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Performance Preview

Earlier this week Google announced two new flagship Nexus devices: the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet. We received review samples of both earlier this week, and...

244 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 11/2/2012

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.1 - Fixes Keyboard Artifacts, Other Bugs (Update: iOS 6.1 Beta 1 Released As Well)

This morning Apple pushed iOS 6.0.1 (10A525) live for iPads, iPod Touches, and iPhones that can run iOS 6.0. The update fixes a number of bugs that we noted...

19 by Brian Klug on 11/1/2012

Nexus 4 and Nexus 10: A Closer Look

If we'd never heard the name Sandy, we'd have featured two live blogs today, and had a few hours to spend with the latest members of the Nexus family...

102 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

LG and Google Announce the Nexus 4, Starts at $299

This isn't how they wanted to do it, but LG and Google are going ahead with the announcement of the Nexus 4, and it's a steal. The lineage of...

91 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

The Windows RT Review

Meet Windows RT. It’s Microsoft’s first major foray into the modern tablet market, the shipping version of Windows-on-ARM, and it’s one of Microsoft’s most important product launches ever. Windows...

233 by Vivek Gowri & Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/25/2012

Microsoft Surface Review

A week ago, I sat in an auditorium and listened to Steve Sinofsky talk about the tablet market. He talked about how the iPad was a great device, and...

235 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

ASUS Windows 8 and RT Products Revealed

ASUS has spent the last few years showing how good design can yield big dividends in the Windows notebook and Android tablet markets. With today’s announcement of their Windows...

17 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/23/2012

iPad (4th gen) Hands On

Although it's physically no different than the 3rd gen iPad we have some hands on video showing the perf of the new A6X.

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

ASUS VivoTab RT Review

The ASUS Transformer line of tablets have consistently been among the strongest contenders in the Android tablet world, so when it was announced that they would be one of...

68 by Vivek Gowri on 10/23/2012

iPad mini Hands On - Updated with More Photos & Videos

We just spent a good amount of time with the iPad mini and the easiest way to describe the device is that it's lighter than you'd expect. The build...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

Apple's iPad mini Event Live Blog

We've lined up and are getting ready to bring you live coverage from Apple's special event today. Widely expected to make an appearance are the iPad mini as well...

89 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

Acer Iconia A110 Guns For Nexus 7

Everyone's getting into the small tablet market, and with the success of Google's own Nexus 7, and Amazon's Kindle Fire, it's no surprise. The Iconia A110 fills that segment...

19 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/18/2012

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