At long last Microsoft will make it possible to run Windows 10 on cheap low-powered PCs (like rinky-dink tablets) as well as on smartphones. For years, Microsoft has struggled to bring the full Windows experience to ultra-portable devices that run low-power chips that can't handle the beefy OS. Previous attempts were paltry at best. That's about to change — and it might be just the kick in the pants Windows portables need to get going.
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The new ARM Cortex-A73 and its companion Mali-G71 graphics processor are more efficient than ever, with stronger single-core computing performance and stronger consistent performance over time. It'll start appearing in top-end smartphones and tablets from next year onwards, and it represents a significant jump forward in the power available inside our portable gadgets. Here is why that's important.
Last week at CES, Intel showed off some impressive concepts for wearable tech that might someday change the world into a sci-fi dream. The catch? PCMag reports that the ambitious designs weren't entirely Intel tech.
By some estimates, as many as 7 million Australians currently use a tablet. And tablets could make up half of first-time computer purchases by 2017, according to recent Gartner research. But the real question is: what shiny new tablet will you be streaming 2014’s World Cup on? Let’s preview upcoming tablets — known and rumoured — along with the processor, display and operating system technologies that will drive them. UPDATED
We just ran benchmarks on Apple's new iPhone 5s, revealing that, yup, this is the dopest smartphone silicon ever made. This thing freaking churns, crushing every other smartphone out there on both computational power and graphics. But if you look at common specs like core-count and clock speed for the hardware, you'd never know it.