First Windows 8 tablet with AMD processor revealed

Earlier this month, AMD officially revealed its new Z-60 APU, which it says has been made especially for Windows 8-based tablets. This week, the first such tablet that will have the chip inside was revealed. It's the Fujitsu Stylistic Q572, a 10.1 inch product that, on the surface, looks to be a standard tablet in terms of features and pretty damn ugly.

The 1.6 pound tablet will come with 4 GB of RAM, a 10 point touch screen, a five megapixel rear camera, a front facing camera, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, an SD card slot and a removable battery. Hard drive sizes range from 64 to 256 GB. Pricing and a launch date for the Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 have yet to be announced.

When it first revealed the Z-60 APU, AMD claimed that Windows 8 tablets that had the processor built inside would be cheaper than those made by its rival Intel. However, Intel seems to have the upper hand in the Windows 8 tablet race. A large number of OEMs will be releasing tablets based on either its standard Core processors or its new "Clover Trail" Atom processor for the Windows 8 launch date on Friday.

Source: AMD | Image via Fujistu

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This looks like a bad Slate TabletPC from 2003. I hope they get some help on design.

This CPU/APU is closer to the Atom class processors, yet this Tablet is far bigger and heavier than the i5 class Tablets.

This feels more like a poor pre-Win8 tablet design that got pushed forward until they get a new Win8 design out.

ahhell said,
That tablet is awful. It looks more like a prototype than a finished product.

It is a bit more rectangular and have a wider bezel, but it is not much different than any other tables (with the exception of Surface).

whether the tablet performs well or not prolly isnt the issue, its the aesthetics and it look s pretty dire. surely they could of made the edge surrounds smaller

kravex said,
Blame the US, the UK don't really use pounds anymore.

I was about to call you a muppet, then I realised you weren't talking about currency.

Iridium said,
1.6 pounds really!?!?! Grams please, so the 90% of the world who dont use British archaic units can relate.

726g. Quite hefty for a tablet (current iPad is 650g).

Majesticmerc said,

726g. Quite hefty for a tablet (current iPad is 650g).

In their defense, they do have a removable battery, which should be heavier than a soldered one.

Majesticmerc said,

726g. Quite hefty for a tablet (current iPad is 650g).

But the iPad is ARM. This is x86. For comparison, the Surface Pro weights 800g.

MikeInBA said,

10pt touch says its Win8

Actually 10 point touch is irrelevant. Windows RT can handle 50 points of touch, just like Windows 8 Pro.

However, yes it is a x86/x64 based Tablet running Windows Pro.

I don't like the logo in the upper right. It's ugly and distracting. It's also a brick---1.6 pounds? AMD needs to get back to eff-ing Intel in the arse and ditching this cheap crap.

Tyler R. said,
I don't like the logo in the upper right. It's ugly and distracting. It's also a brick---1.6 pounds? AMD needs to get back to eff-ing Intel in the arse and ditching this cheap crap.

Are you high? it is a x86 CPU. it isn't ARM.

Ricardo Dawkins said,

Are you high? it is a x86 CPU. it isn't ARM.

Where did you get ARM from? I'm talking about x86 and x64 bit CPUs you goof ball. I could give a rat's about ARM and small form factor machines.

Tyler R. said,

Where did you get ARM from? I'm talking about x86 and x64 bit CPUs you goof ball. I could give a rat's about ARM and small form factor machines.

x64? WTH is this? Never about this before. /s

Calling someone else a goofball and then making yourself look like one at the same time. Priceless.

Its 32 bit and 64 bit and both are based on x86 architecture.

I would like seeing a Trinity APU tablet. They will be cheaper than intel's and will perform better due to the integrated graphics being blatantly faster than the HD 4000.

It will also be a bonus, since Windows 8 has lots of applications and programs which are GPU accelerated.

Jose_49 said,
I would like seeing a Trinity APU tablet. They will be cheaper than intel's and will perform better due to the integrated graphics being blatantly faster than the HD 4000.

It will also be a bonus, since Windows 8 has lots of applications and programs which are GPU accelerated.

All applications are GPU accelerated. Even OLD Win16 applications gain the advantage of GPU acceleration, as font render, images and other UI elements are shoved through the 3D GPU, in addition to codec assistance acceleration (things like JPEGs display faster via the GPU, etc.).

New Modern/Windows App applications are fully GPU accelerated, including both XAML/HTML5/Native applications.

Older WPF/.NET applications are also fully GPU accelerated.

The OS also uses a multilayer vector based composer, that is GPU accelerated, but has software fallback on ancient video cards that do not have DX9 capabilities. (Which is a new feature that wasn't possible on Vista/Win7).

So the faster GPU in the AMD tablets might prove to be snappy. However the Intel HD4000 is not as horrible as previous Intel generations and is somewhat closer to AMD that the faster CPU might make more of a difference.

The AMD class compared to the Atom class tablets will do will, compared to the i5 class tablets, the GPU won't be enough to offset the performance difference.

Some might agree and some might not. I'd rather have just a few really well designed tablets on the markets rather than a bunch of cheaply designed ones like the one above. I just can't get excited by something that looks so basic and bland like the one above.

wv@gt said,
Some might agree and some might not. I'd rather have just a few really well designed tablets on the markets rather than a bunch of cheaply designed ones like the one above. I just can't get excited by something that looks so basic and bland like the one above.

This is a typical fujitsu device, they already have 8 Windows 7 tablets, you won't really see this device in the public domain battling against Dell, Asus, Acer and so on.

Gaffney said,

This is a typical fujitsu device, they already have 8 Windows 7 tablets, you won't really see this device in the public domain battling against Dell, Asus, Acer and so on.

Sadly, Fujitsu have convertible TabletPCs from 3 years ago that are 'faster' and better designed. They can do better.

wv@gt said,
I just can't get excited by something that looks so basic and bland like the one above.

I still have a Fujitsu Stylistic running Windows XP Tablet PC Edtition 2005.
They are one of the oldest tablet makers. I expect better from them.