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An in-depth look at the iPad as a gaming device

Writing for GamesIndustry International, Richard Leadbetter discusses the iPad as a gaming device and goes into great details about Apple's choice of internal components. Apple's strategy with the new iPad seems to be to accommodate the Retina screen whatever the cost: CPU, batteries and R...

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Apple might top Intel in mobile processor shipments by year-end

Watch out, Intel. That Apple-shaped company in your rear-view mirror is closer than you think, and according to In-Stat, could pass you in terms of mobile processor shipments by the end of 2012. What's really amazing is that Apple wasn't even in the mobile processor business until 2007. In 20...

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Apple's A5X processor is big and beautiful

Chipworks posted some polysilicon die photos that compare Apple's A4, A5 and A5X processor. What's most striking to the casual observer is the relative size of each die. As Chipworks notes, the A5X is "big and beautiful" when compared to the A4 and even its close predecessor the A5. You can s...

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iPad A5X CPU vs ASUS Transformer Prime Tegra 3 CPU benchmarks

The first third-generation iPads are in the hands of the tech geeks, and the benchmarks are flying. Back on March 8, TUAW reported that NVIDIA was not happy with Apple's claim that the A5X system-on-a-chip that powers the new iPad would put the NVIDIA Tegra 3 to shame. Australian tech blogger R...

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Our top ten wishes for the next-generation iPad

The minute the announcement about the third-generation iPad rollout next Wednesday hit the TUAW newsroom, just about everyone was throwing out ideas about what they'd like to see in the new model. Here are our top ten wishes for what we want to see in whatever is announced on March 7: 1. Retina Di...

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