Tegra 2

iPad 2 Benchmarks Blast Competition, Show Less-than-1GHz Processor Speed

iPad 2 Benchmarks Blast Competition, Show Less-than-1GHz Processor Speed

A couple of things have come to light over the past few days, most of these lovely little tidbits coming out over the past 24 hours where the iPad 2 has been release out into the wild. The first of which we didn't touch on for more than a few moments in our [early iPad 2 review a few days ago] - as you'll see in our Geekbench result below, one point stands out pretty hard: the Processor. Instead of the 1GHz CPU in its head that it's supposed to be, the iPad 2 is running at 894 MHz.

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Intel Atom Z670 three-times Tegra 2 pricing to OEMs?

Intel Atom Z670 three-times Tegra 2 pricing to OEMs?

Pricing for Intel's Atom Z670 processor has leaked, and it looks set to cost three times what NVIDIA is charging for its Tegra 2. According to Fudzilla, the 1.66GHz chip - which Intel expects to be used in tablets, such as Samsung's Sliding PC 7, and bring the fight to ARM - will be an eye-watering $75 to OEMs. In return, they'll get a 5W TDP chip with a single core, two threads and 512KB of cache.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S II gets glowing prototype preview [Video]

Samsung’s Galaxy S II gets glowing prototype preview [Video]

Samsung's Galaxy S II may have been soundly teased before its MWC 2011 debut, but it's still one of the dual-core Android smartphones we're most interested in from the show. mobile-review has managed to acquire a prototype Galaxy S II, and has wasted no time in putting it through its paces in a preview.

Video demos after the cut

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Trim Slice Tegra 2 ultra-compact desktop gets video demo

Trim Slice Tegra 2 ultra-compact desktop gets video demo

Just when our eyes had glazed over at the Tegra 2 torrent of tablets and smartphones, along came Compulab with its Trim Slice ultra-compact desktop PC using the NVIDIA chipset. Packing the 1080p-capable SoC in a tiny, fanless metal enclosure, complete with HDMI and Dual-Link DVI ports for twin displays, 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and gigabit ethernet, we instantly started imagining places for it under our HDTV or tucked in the corner of our desk. ARMDevices caught up with Compulab this week as they brought the Trim Slice to its first trade show; check out the video demo and more details after the cut.

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Motorola XOOM 3G and WiFi pre-orders open; Ships in UK April 9

Motorola XOOM 3G and WiFi pre-orders open; Ships in UK April 9

Pre-orders for the Motorola XOOM in both 3G and WiFi-only versions have begun in the UK, with the WiFi version expected to ship on April 9 2011. Having been priced yesterday, the XOOM WiFi has now got a shipping date; retailer PC World claims that "if you order from us today you'll be the first in Europe to receive one."

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NVIDIA Tegra 2 is inside some Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones

NVIDIA Tegra 2 is inside some Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones

NVIDIA has confirmed that its slick and powerful Tegra 2 SoC will be crammed inside of some of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones. You might have seen the video we posted up a while back of the smartphone when we got to spend a bit of hands on time with the thing. I wonder if the unit we played with was a Tegra 2 device or if it has the other processor option.

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Notion Ink boosts aftersales support & begins Honeycomb transition

Notion Ink boosts aftersales support & begins Honeycomb transition

It's been a while since we've heard anything official out of Notion Ink, but according to CEO Rohan Shravan there's been plenty going on in the background besides the second batch of Adam tablets shipping out. Perhaps the most immediate change is a boost in support team staffing, which now apparently outnumbers the developer team, and which should hopefully address some of the ongoing aftersales concerns. Meanwhile, Shravan says the company is in the process of closing another round of funding.

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Acer Iconia A500, A100 and W500 confirmed for Vodafone

Acer Iconia A500, A100 and W500 confirmed for Vodafone

Acer's trio of tablets have apparently been picked up by Vodafone Germany, with the latest out of CeBIT 2011 being confirmation that the three models will all arrive in mid to late April. According to Steve Paine, the Iconia A500Iconia W500 and Iconia A100 are locked in for the German market, though there's no word on whether Vodafone will be offering them in other countries.

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Gigabyte GN-TB100 tablet debuts: Tegra 2, IPS display & Android [Video]

Gigabyte GN-TB100 tablet debuts: Tegra 2, IPS display & Android [Video]

Up until now, Gigabyte's tablet efforts have generally run Windows and been convertible touchscreen netbooks; now, it seems, the company has decided it wants a bite of the Android slate market. ARMDevices spotted the Gigabyte GN-TB100 at CeBIT 2011 this week, a 10.1-inch NVIDIA Tegra 2 tablet with a high-quality 1280 x 800 IPS display, integrated 3G and HDMI.

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LG G-Slate gets priced ahead of T-Mobile debut

LG G-Slate gets priced ahead of T-Mobile debut

It's obviously a day for tablet pricing, with T-Mobile's LG G-Slate the latest to get a price sticker attached. Retailer MobileCity has put the 8.9-inch G-Slate - aka the LG Optimus Pad - up for pre-order at $699.99, undercutting the unsubsidized Motorola XOOM (and, indeed, what they claim is LG's official RRP) by $100.

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NVIDIA Tegra Zone hits Android Market, gets full review [Video]

NVIDIA Tegra Zone hits Android Market, gets full review [Video]

NVIDIA's Tegra Zone app for Tegra 2 based smartphones and tablets has landed in the Android Market, offering the best of optimized games and software for the superphone chip. Over at Android Community they've wasted no time in putting together a full Tegra Zone review, along with a full Tegra Optimized Mini Game Guide with all the best titles.

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Motorola XOOM rooted already

Motorola XOOM rooted already

Motorola's dislike of Android modders tweaking their toys was one of the potential downsides to the XOOM we mentioned in our review, but it seems the hacking community didn't get Motorola's memo that they should leave well alone. The XOOM has only been in the wild - officially - for less than a day, and already its been rooted.

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