Today, NVIDIA is announcing the Shield tablet. While normally such launch announcements don’t require much in the way of exposition, NVIDIA is in an odd place. Last year, the Shield portable and Tegra Note 7 were the primary mobile devices shipping with Tegra 4. In hindsight, the Shield portable was a bit too niche to ever reach mass adoption. It was first and foremost a gaming device, with a display attached to a controller as opposed to a controller attached to a display. The result was that while it was surprisingly good for gaming, it wasn’t the best tablet. It really only worked in landscape mode, the display size was relatively small (5 inches diagonal), and using the touchscreen was an awkward experience. The...

Rounding Out the Surface Announcements: New Markets and New Touch Covers

Along with the 64GB $599 Surface RT and Surface Pro availability announcements, Microsoft is also announcing three new limited edition touch covers, expanded availability in 13 new markets and...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/22/2013

Vizio's AMD Z60 Hondo-based Windows 8 Tablet PC at CES 2013

Even with the comprehensive overhaul of their notebook lineup, the big news out of Vizio’s CES booth was definitely their new Windows 8 tablet. The Vizio Tablet PC is...

32 by Vivek Gowri on 1/15/2013

Razer Edge: Impressions and Thoughts

I spent a fair amount of time at CES playing with the Razer Edge, mostly because it was one of the more intriguing new products on the show floor...

15 by Vivek Gowri on 1/14/2013

Intel Brings Core Down to 7W, Introduces a New Power Rating to Get There: Y-Series SKUs Demystified

For all of modern Intel history, it has specified a TDP rating for all of its silicon. The TDP rating is given at a specific max core temperature (Tj_MAX...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/14/2013

ASUS $149 7-inch MeMO Pad Headed to the US, Powered by VIA SoC & Android 4.1

Just after we got back from CES, ASUS wrote to tell us that a cost reduced version of the 7-inch MeMO Pad was coming to the US. Starting at...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2013

CES 2013 in Retrospect: Laptop Market Trends

With CES now wrapped up and all of us home or headed home, Anand has tasked each of us with putting together some thoughts on what we saw at...

27 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

Samsung Announces Exynos 5 Octa SoC - 4 Cortex A7s, 4 Cortex A15s

Earlier this morning Samsung announced a new eight core SoC and the spiritual successor to the Exynos 5250 "Exynos 5 Dual" called the Exynos 5 Octa (Exynos 5410?). This...

17 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2013

Razer Announces 10.1" Edge Gaming Tablet with Ivy Bridge, Kepler, Windows 8

We saw Razer's Project Fiona gaming tablet last year at CES, and came away from the hands-on opportunity and corresponding conversation with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan fairly impressed with...

27 by Vivek Gowri on 1/8/2013

Hands On with ASUS' Transformer All-in-One (P1801)

ASUS showed us a near production-ready sample of its Transformer All-in-One PC. The machine features a multitouch 18.4" 1080p IPS display driven by two independent systems. In the base...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2013

AT&T 2013 Developer Summit Keynote: Live Blog

While 2013 CES is going full tilt, AT&T also holds its developer event and keynote at the Palms, in almost the same place where we were last night for...

5 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

The State of Qualcomm's Modems - WTR1605 and MDM9x25

A little over a month ago, Qualcomm flew me out to San Diego to talk all about cellular modem, specifically their baseband lineup, testing, and later their RF and...

20 by Brian Klug on 1/4/2013

MSI Announces Slider S20 Ultrabook Convertible

Next week kicks off CES 2013 in Las Vegas, and I along with many of the other AnandTech editors will be present. Prior to the actual start of the...

9 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2013

Thoughts on Windows 8 Laptops with Touchscreens

The past couple of months have been interesting, what with the launch of Windows 8 and the ushering in of a new user interface. I’ve had a couple of...

59 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2013

The ARM vs x86 Wars Have Begun: In-Depth Power Analysis of Atom, Krait & Cortex A15

Late last month, Intel dropped by my office with a power engineer for a rare demonstration of its competitive position versus NVIDIA's Tegra 3 when it came to power...

140 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2013

Samsung ATIV Tab Review: Qualcomm's First Windows RT Tablet

Clover Trail was late by about a month to the Windows 8 launch. Most of the traditional PC partners were delayed either by Intel or by burdens of their...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/3/2013

The x86 Power Myth Busted: In-Depth Clover Trail Power Analysis

The untold story of Intel's desktop (and notebook) CPU dominance after 2006 has nothing to do with novel new approaches to chip design or spending billions on keeping its...

163 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/24/2012

The Clover Trail (Atom Z2760) Review: Acer's W510 Tested

Microsoft’s Windows 8/RT launch has been a bit choppier than expected. I remember hearing rumors that the OS release could slip into next year, but it seems that the...

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/2012

ARCHOS GamePad Introduced: 7" Gaming Tablet with Hardware Controls

Sometimes it's easier to take risks, if you aren't moving quite so many units. ARCHOS, long a player in media playback devices has spent a few years exploring Android...

24 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/6/2012

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

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