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Early Benchmarks Show the New Nexus 7 Is Blazing Fast

The first batch of new Nexus 7s are in the hands of testers, so what’s the first thing everyone does? Run benchmarks, of course. And what do they all tell us? Google’s new tablet is blazing fast; especially considering it’s saddled with last year’s top-of-the-line processor. It’s almost as fast as an HTC One for… » 7/26/13 7:57am 7/26/13 7:57am

iPad 2 Graphics Benchmarks: Way Better Than the Xoom, Kills the…

Anandtech put the iPad 2 under a GLBenchmark 2.0 test, a great benchmark for seeing the power of the GPU (where Apple is claiming 9x the performance of the original iPad), and came away with some staggering results. The iPad 2, or I guess more specifically, the A5 chip is going to be an absolute beast for 3D gaming.… » 3/12/11 5:00pm 3/12/11 5:00pm

MacBook and MacBook Pro Take a Performance Dive While On AC Power Alone

Laptop batteries aren't the exactly the tortoises of the gadget world: they start out strong, then get weaker and weaker until eventually you can't even make it through an episode of 30 Rock on a full charge. So some users have taken up the practice of popping out their batteries while on AC power to try to eke out a… » 11/22/08 11:00am 11/22/08 11:00am

New Macbook Pro Review (Verdict: Penryn + LEDs = Efficiency)

Click to viewThe new Macbook Pro is not much of a bump up from its predecessors, but it is a step in the right direction. The addition of Multi-Touch is a great new feature, even on a touchpad that's smaller than the one on the Air. However, the Penryn-powered processor in this MBP is running at roughly the same speed… » 2/28/08 7:00pm 2/28/08 7:00pm

Ars Benches the New iMac, Predictably Decent Performance

While we poked and prodded our new iMac trying to answer all of your questions, Ars Technicha went their traditional route and benchmarked the hell out of the poor iMac. The 20-inch, 2.4GHz machine with 2GB or RAM " outdid a MacBook Pro with an identical CPU and FSB in my testing, and it was more than competitive with… » 8/10/07 8:00pm 8/10/07 8:00pm