As soon as I read about the new 1 GHZ dual core A5 chip in the iPad 2, I wondered:
How long before we see these in Apple’s notebooks and desktops?
In just one year, they’ve essentially doubled the computing power of their mobile processors while seemingly being able to keep the same energy efficiency. The processing power is such that you can now have a serious movie editor on a 10 inch portable device.
For comparision, the baseline 11 inch Macbook Air has a 1.4 GHZ Intel Core2Duo processor, and it’s a full fledged computer.
Sure, the two processors aren’t of the same cloth, but if Apple is able to keep improving their processors at this rate, the implications will be huge.
I don’t think it’s a question of if, but rather when.
There’s no way to overstate that.