​Today in London as part of ARM's TechDay 2015 event we had the pleasure to get a better insight into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU. ARM had announced the Cortex-A72 in the beginning of February - leaving a lot of questions to be asked and sense of mystery in the air. The Cortex-A72 is a direct successor to the Cortex-A57 - taking the predecessor as a baseline in order to iterate and improve it. On the naming side of the equation, moving from 'A57' to 'A72' rather than 'A59' or similar, ARM explains that it is purely a marketing decision as they wanted to give better differentiation between its higher-performance cores from the mid-tier and low-power cores. There seemed to be some confusion between the...

The Archos G9 Tablet Reviews: Fast Enough

There's nothing quite like being fastest. Even to be atop the heap of competitors for a second can be a thrill and a great story. And so it was...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/23/2012

Sonic 4: Episode II Now Available for Tegra 3

Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, NVIDIA and Sega announced Sonic 4: Episode II would be coming to TegraZone in an optimized version for NVIDIA's Tegra 3 hardware...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/16/2012

The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery Life

When Apple launched the 3rd generation iPad (as the new iPad), it also dropped the price of the entry-level 16GB WiFi iPad 2 to $399. Apple's products tend to...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2012

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 (TF300T) Review

Before the $399 iPad 2, before the $199 Kindle Fire, there was the $399 Eee Pad Transformer from ASUS. Like nearly all first attempts in the tablet space, the...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/22/2012

NVIDIA Plots Mobile SoC GPU Performance, Surpassing Xbox 360 by 2014

Qualcomm was the first to tell us that it expects to offer console level GPU performance in the not too distant future, generally hinting that its Adreno 3xx GPUs...

51 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/19/2012

Apple's iPad 2,4 also uses 32nm A5 S5L8942 SoC

Through Chipworks, we recently learned that Apple's revised A5 SoC (S5L8942) is built on a 32nm Samsung HKMG process. While its presence in the Apple TV (3rd generation) which...

28 by Brian Klug on 4/11/2012

Apple TV A5 SoC is 32nm, Harvested dual-core A5

The 3rd generation Apple TV ships with what Apple tells us is a single-core A5 SoC. After delayering the chip to the transistor gate layer in the new Apple...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/11/2012

Toshiba Teases New Notebooks, Tablets

We recently had a chance to take a meeting with Toshiba representatives in San Francisco, California, where we were previewed their upcoming releases for 3Q12. Toshiba is essentially targeting...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/11/2012

Lenovo shows off Android 4.0 ICS powered 9.7-inch IdeaTab S2109

Just a few months after announcing the IdeaPad S2, Lenovo has brought the Android 4.0 ICS powered 9.7-inch IdeaPad S2109 to light. In a YouTube video, Lenovo teased some of...

19 by Amman Sood on 4/9/2012

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

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