Anandtech puts Apple iPad 2‘s PowerVR SGX543MP2 graphics chip through its paces, utilising the GLBenchmark 2.0 suite to test OpenGL ES 2.0 performance. Pitting it against the model it replaces – the iPad, and a Tegra2-powered Android tablet – Motorola Xoom. The benchmarking generates demanding tests from texture based and direct lighting, bump, environment, and radiance mapping, soft shadows, vertex shader based skinning, level of detail support, multi-pass deferred rendering, noise textures, to ETC1 texture compression.305 0
iPad 2. Arriving in 25 More Countries this Friday.
As promised, Apple will make available the high-demand iPad 2 to 25 countries this Friday, March 25 including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. The iPad 2 is a runaway success, looking at how Apple sold 500,000 units in 3 days during its US launch.
Samsung unraveled its new line of Series 9 Notebooks and top-of-the-line monitors at Plaza Low Yat, at the launch of its IT Solutions Roadshow. The products were first seen at 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year, and Malaysia, proudly, is the first country to preview these products ahead of other Asian and European markets.1068 2