Five years ago, the first of what we would call modern tablet computers were released to the world. What is now an entire product category was originally seen with massive skepticism by many consumers, analysts, and journalists. Even those who had high hopes for the future of tablets could not have predicted their meteoric rise in popularity and ubiquity. Although tablets are still derided by many as being useless for productivity work, there are many cases where a consumer has been able to not just supplement, but replace their traditional computer with a tablet. Of course, as tablets made by companies in the mobile space replace traditional computers, the producers of those computers are faced with a problem of profits and relevance. The inevitable move...

The 2012 iPad Followup: Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Comparison

As with all things in life, the job of reviewing a product spans a spectrum of options. At one end of the spectrum you have the quick hands on...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2012

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 Touch Experience on Windows 7 Tablets

Microsoft's Jerry Koh and Jeff Piira gave some insight into the Windows 8 touch experience in yet another Building Windows 8 blog post yesterday. They talked specifically about the...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/29/2012

The Apple iPad Review (2012)

It has a display resolution that dwarfs most high-end desktop displays. The panel also puts a real emphasis on quality, not just resolution. For a computing device targeted squarely...

233 by Vivek Gowri & Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/28/2012

Acer Iconia Tab A510: Tegra 3 Hits $450

Asus's Transformer Prime just got some company. Available for pre-order today, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 brings the price of entry for a 10.1" Tegra 3-powered tablet down to...

21 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/22/2012

Tested: Battery Life on the new iPad

Hot on the heels of our Retina Display analysis we have some more data for you: battery life of the new iPad. The chart above is our revamped web...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/19/2012

The new iPad: Retina Display Analysis

We're hard at work on our review on the new iPad but with a fair bit of display analysis under our belts I thought a quick post might be...

173 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/19/2012

Archos 80 and 101 G9 Turbo 1.5 GHz Available Now In US

Quick update, to the Archos news we've had rolling lately. US buyers can now pick up the Archos G9 Turbo line of tablets at their promised 1.5 GHz; the...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/19/2012

Apple's A5X Floorplan

Apple's A5X SoC Today has been pretty exciting. Not only did we confirm the die size of Apple's A5X SoC (162.94mm^2) but we also found out that it's still built...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/16/2012

Apple A5X Die Size Measured: 162.94mm^2, Samsung 45nm LP Confirmed

Contrary to what we thought yesterday based on visual estimation of the A5X die, Chipworks has (presumably) measured the actual die itself: 162.94mm^2. While the A5 was big, this...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/16/2012

Archos Shipping 1.5GHz 80 G9 Turbo Across The Pond

UK readers have one more thing to lord over their colonial cousins. Starting today, Archos has made available the long promised Archos 80 G9 Turbo in its full 1.5...

8 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/16/2012

Apple's A5X Die (and Size?) Revealed

iFixit saved us all a whole lot of trouble and performed a teardown of the new iPad announced last week. The internals were mostly what we expected, down to...

45 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/15/2012

The Frequency of Apple A5X in the New iPad Confirmed: Still Running at 1GHz

While Apple's new iPad won't be available until Friday, some users have gotten their hands on the new models and done some preliminary benchmarks. A Vietnamese site, tinhte.vn, posted...

48 by Kristian Vättö on 3/13/2012

Analysis of the new Apple iPad

Yesterday Apple unveiled its third generation iPad, simply called the new iPad, at an event in San Francisco. The form factor remains mostly unchanged with a 9.7-inch display, however...

161 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/9/2012

Archos Rolls Out ICS Update to Entire G9 Line

We saw a preview build at ICS and now it's here. Archos announced today a worldwide rollout of its Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the G9 line...

15 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/8/2012

The new iPad 4G contains Qualcomm's MDM9x00 Baseband

A while back we speculated that Apple would use Qualcomm's 28nm MDM9615 basband for future iDevices with 4G LTE. The part made logical sense at the time, in part...

18 by Brian Klug on 3/8/2012

Physical Impressions of the New iPad, Retina Display Shots

We just got some time with the new iPad, have a look at the gallery below for some shots of the device including macro shots of the new Retina Display.

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple TV Next and The New iPad Tech Specs Pages Post - Single Core A5 in Apple TV

Finishing off their special iPad and Apple TV announcement, Apple has just set the tech specs pages live for both the iPad and Apple TV, and the only major...

11 by Brian Klug on 3/7/2012

Apple: iPad 2 is Now $399

The iPad 2 is going to stick around - starting today its pricepoint drops down to $399.

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Epic Announces Infinity Blade Dungeons: Diablo-Style Gaming for iPad

Epic is really at the forefront of driving iOS gaming. Today it announced Infinity Blade: Dungeons, an Unreal Engine based title for the iPad. The gameplay is very Diablo...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad vs. ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity in Specs

ASUS actually beat Apple to the punch in announcing a greater than 1080p ARM based tablet, but today we have most of the specs on Apple's new iPad. How...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

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