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Lilbits (10-01-2013): Microsoft Surface tablets in new shapes and sizes

Microsoft currently offers two types of Surface tablet: models with Windows or models with Windows RT. Both types come with 10.6 inch displays. But eventually the company could branch out and offer its tablets in a range of shapes and sizes. Speaking at an event in Seattle, Microsoft’s Panos Panay said the company plans to […]

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Intel Atom Bay Trail benchmark test shows a big performance boost

Intel has been promising that it’s next-generation of low-power Atom processors for tablets would offer better performance while using less power than any Atom chips to date. Now Intel engineer Francois Piednoël is proving the point. He’s posted benchmark results for an upcoming Intel Atom Bay Trail processor called the Atom Z3770. It’s a quad-core chip […]

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Nextway F9X Android tablet mini-review (Allwinner A31 CPU, Retina-like display)

The Nextway F9X is a low-cost Android tablet with a quad-core processor and an iPad-like 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display. It’s a nice looking tablet, feels pretty sturdy, and looks great on paper. But real-world performance leaves a bit to be desired. The Nextway F9X feels sluggish at times, can take longer than […]

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HP “Bodhi” benchmarks hint at an Android device with a 1600 x 1200 pixel displays

HP appears to be testing a new Android device that may be code-named the HP Bodhi. It’s not clear if it’s a tablet, phone, Android-powered display, or something else. But benchmark results showed up this week a GFXBench, suggesting it’s a device with a high-resolution display, a fast processor, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software. […]

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Samsung caught optimizing its phones to score higher on benchmarks (Updated)

It can be tricky figuring out which mobile device to buy. Some get longer battery life than the competition, while others offer more storage, memory, or special features like hands-free operation. But some folks like to get the model with the fastest processor — and it turns out that may be a little harder to […]

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Wacom’s upcoming mobile tablet could sport an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip

Over the past few years “tablet” has come to mean a mobile device you can use to surf the web, play games, and run other apps. But Wacom’s been making a different kind of tablet for years. The company’s “graphics tablets” can be hooked up to a computer and used by digital artists to draw […]

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Intel Atom Z3770 Bay Trail chip specs, performance leaked

Intel’s upcoming Atom Z3770 processor is a low power, quad-core chip that will be part of the Bay Trail family. It uses the company’s new Silvermont technology, which is expected to power upcoming Atom, Celeron, and Pentium chips, although the Z3770 is a lower-power chip that’s likely aimed at Windows or Android tablets. Benchmark results […]

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Lilbits (4-11-2013): Exynos 5 Octa benchmarked, Rockmelt reborn

Samsung likes to describe its Exynos 5 Octa processor as an 8-core chip. And technically, it is. But it actually has 4 ARM Cortex-A15 chips and 4 lower-power ARM Cortex-A7 chips. Most of the time you’ll only use one set or the other. So now that the first benchmark results are in, it’s not surprising […]

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Comparison of ARM-based TV sticks, tablets, chromebooks running Linux

Having a tough time figuring out which Android TV stick or tablet to pick up if what you really want to do is run Linux on it? Me too. Fortunately CNX-Software reports Ian Morrison decided to test more than half a dozen different ARM-powered devices running Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 12.10 and he’s shared the […]

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Cube U30GT2 benchmarks (Rockchip RK3188 tablet w/HD display)

The Cube U30GT is one of the first Android tablets to ship with a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, which makes it one of the fastest Chinese tablets available to date. It’s also not a bad looking tablet, and it has a high resolution 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display. Geekbuying sells the Cube U30GT2 for $266, […]