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Monday, March 19, 2012

Real World Test of the iPad Battery, As Well As a Comparison

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/19/new-...good-as-ipad-2/

"CNET reporter Eric Franklin spent his weekend torture-testing the battery of the new iPad, the iPad 2 and the Android-powered Asus Transformer Prime. He took each device, charged it fully and then drained its juice by continually playing a move. All these tests were conducted in airplane mode so WiFi, 4G or LTE connectivity would not affect these results."

What he found was that the iPad 2 lasted 14.2 hours, the new iPad lasted 12.8 hours and the Asus lasted 9.6 hours. The Asus did last 15.3 hours when tied to an external keyboard dock that had it's own battery, but why wouldn't it with extra juice right? You can read his report here.


Monday, March 14, 2011

So Just How Much Improvement in Performance Do You Get With the iPad 2?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4216/...mp2-benchmarked

"Earlier this morning we published our first impressions on Apple's iPad 2, including analysis on camera quality and a dive into the architecture behind Apple's A5 SoC."

What they found was that the iPad 2 was indeed 50% faster than the A4 chip in the original iPad, but they also wanted to test the claim regarding GPU. Is the iPad 2 really 9x faster than the original? This is a pretty thorough investigation of the claim, and an interesting read. I won't spoil the surprise.


Monday, November 22, 2010

MacBook Air Better Than Similar Windows 7 Laptops

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/155...l?lsrc=rss_main

"We already know the 2010 MacBook Air models significantly improve on the previous generation in overall performance, but how do they stack up against Windows 7 laptops of similar size? Judged solely on performance, they dominate. With Windows 7 running on Apple's featherweight machines, our test results indicate that the new Airs ran faster than all but one recent netbook or ultraportable from Windows PC vendors."

You'll note that they used the low end MacBook Air in the above test, so imagine how much faster the top of the line MacBook Air is in comparison. They also worked it through some gaming tests, and the low end MacBook Air scored an impressive 24 frames per second when playing Call of Duty, something they note that most netbooks and ultraportables are unable to achieve, let alone run 3D games such as this. That being said, the downer was with regards to battery life, with the MacBook Air scoring roughly 4 hours versus the over 6 hours the netbooks and ultraportables averaged. Oh and there is that cost difference. The article goes into great detail in the comparisons so it is interesting if you are the least bit curious about how the MacBook Airs stack up.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Maximum PC Camera Showdown Pits Phones Against Each Other!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe...ameras_put_test

"Let's face it: here at Maximum PC, we're all about competition. It's in our blood. From CPUs to video cards to motherboards to sandwich shops, we live to pit like products (or foodstuffs) against one another. In fact, we recently published an all out showdown between four warring phones and mobile platforms in our quarterly Maximum Tech issue which we're sure you read. That story (as many of our published stories sometimes do) encouraged us to dig a little deeper, and perform a little more testing. The cameras attached to these complex microcomputers are becoming increasingly powerful-many, in fact, are fully capable of taking very sharp and professional looking photos. But are these phones capable of holding their own against more sophisticated equipment? And which phone does it best?"

The above shot, despite being of cute little Android robots, was taken with an iPhone 4. The article it came from, over at Maximum PC pits many of the top phones against each other specifically in the area of camera quality. Thinking of buying a phone and the camera is a big factor? Then take a look and be informed!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

AT&T, FTW!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.pcworld.com/article/1895...mance_test.html

"After generating disappointing results in our tests last spring, AT&T's 3G network is now the top performer in our 13-city tests, with download speeds 67 percent faster than its competitors."

It appears their work on the network has paid off, at least in the 13 cities that were tested. Interesting that New York City had speeds three times faster than last spring and San Francisco's speed was up by 40% from the same time in 2009.


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