Originally Posted by R_1
Considering that Apple A5 is roughly the same die size as Sandy Bridge i3, we already have desktop performance in iPad 2
Die size has little to do with that and the comparison is arbitrary.
The iPad 2's so called "Apple" A5 (its actually a ARM Cortex design) is not desktop power by todays standards. It has the desktop power of an average machine say 4 or 5 years ago. If that is the case, my cell phone has desktop performance.....from 12 years ago that is.
And none of these devices will come close to their own generations of desktop performance for a few more decades. Until then, we can hope they hit full sized laptop performance in next few years.