1000X smaller and 100X lighter for a third the cost

Apple's product evolution from 2000 to 2010

weliveinthefuture:

This graphic has circulated a few times, showing the improvement from an iMac in 2000 to an iPhone 4 2010. 1000X smaller and 100X lighter for a third the cost.

Well… at least the iMac had USB… but that’s about it…

iPad 2: GPU benchmarks

I can’t wait to get my hands on an iPad 2. It is a beautiful piece of technology and finally implements what I was waiting for: Video Mirroring. With a 30-pin to HDMI adapter one can see everything on the iPad and on any HDMI compatible TV or beamer. This is a killer feature for me.

Your favorite app on your HDTV. Now one iPad gets the attention of many on a big (and bigger) screen. And it’s a truly impressive performance.

Source: “Share what’s on your iPad with a bigger screen” – Apple

I am sure this will open a whole new field of application for the iPad. It seems to be a trivial feature, but in fact I think it is a vital step for the iPad towards becoming a major productivity tool.

What also seems promising, is the amazing GPU performance. Anandtech tested the new iPad 2 in detail and determined the iPad to offer over 3-5x the speed in GPU benchmarks. Take a look:

(Source: “Apple iPad 2 GPU Performance Explored” anandtech.com)

So, if you don’t already have an iPad, this is the version you have been waiting for.