Windows 8 tablet with AMD processor demoed

Windows 8 has promoted by Intel like crazy and WindowsRT has also been shown off in tablet form running on NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments chips. But what about AMD? While the company has promoted its Catalyst graphics driver updates for the Release Preview version of Windows 8, the company has said little about its hardware plans for the OS.

Engadget reports that during Computex this week, AMD finally showed off a tablet prototype running on one of its Trinity A6 APUs. The tablet was made by Compal, and has an 11.6 inch touch screen with a resolution of 1366x768. It also comes with a keyboard dock that AMD said was "far more spacious than what we're used to."

Unfortunately, AMD didn't reveal anything else about what was inside this tablet, including the amount of memory, storage space or battery life. It's more that possible that the company is keeping details a secret because the hardware specs are still fluid.

It also remains to be seen if AMD will join Intel by offering any tablets running Windows 8 when Microsoft officially launches the OS later this year. Intel has already claimed that over 20 tablets are in the works that will be running on Windows 8 with its processors.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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OMG! This is exactly what OEMs need NOT to do with Windows 8 tablets.
The A6 is way too hot and energy hungry with its 17W TDP to be in a tablet. This means there will be vents and a fan. Also, the battery life will be terribly bad.

TheCyberKnight said,
OMG! This is exactly what OEMs need NOT to do with Windows 8 tablets.
The A6 is way too hot and energy hungry with its 17W TDP to be in a tablet. This means there will be vents and a fan. Also, the battery life will be terribly bad.

"On one of its A6" that doesn't mean the 17W TDP version of it. AMD might have something scaled down for a tablet, you never know.

alwaysonacoffebreak said,

"On one of its A6" that doesn't mean the 17W TDP version of it. AMD might have something scaled down for a tablet, you never know.

Wishful thinking.
No they didn't. APUs don't appear like this by surprise. The roadmap for 2012 is fairly well known. Also, anything with a TDP higher than 5W will likely required active cooling and chances that an A6 gets into this range anytime soon are simply non-existent.

AMD powered tablets will be interesting when the "Krishna" generation will come to light (the C-60 and Z-01 replacement).

i will buy one for sure i love AMD they are fast powerful speed and the price are cheap ... question: why pay $750 cuz it have intel and not pay $450 with AMD?

Awesome, given AMD has a great price2performance ratio.. I hope their tablets will be cheaper than the competition [Edit: I realize these tablets aren't made by AMD, but just saying...]

Andre said,
Please for the love of pixels, make a 1920x1200 W8 (non-RT) tablet!

look at Acer.. many of them are FullHD.. but I think u got confused like I did when I see those HD tablets with just 3apps vertically. This is because they have defaulted to a higher DPI setting... otherwise they are all full HD except for the RT tablets.. they are not HD.. nor should they be because the Tegra 3 demoed was kinda slow.

Can't wait for the tablets to come. Already have WinPhone, Win7 gaming desktop, Win7 ultrabook. Just need a Win8 tablet, and I am set for the foreseeable future.

Er, in the last year its started to become common place for sales people to walk in with them and even hardware techs(optical industry). The sales people have all their sales litterature on them and take limited notes(then unfortunately schmooze and show off family photos and crap). The techs have all their schematics on them and support documents that they prop up against machines and follow along with. This isn't "they could do this" its "they are doing this". Is there any reason why it couldn't be a different tablet mfg? Nope. Ipad is just a convient name brand and companies tend to stock their people with coke or pepsi, not shasta.

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
As a die hard AMD I need to get me one of those lol ^^

As a die-hard Intel fan, I hope you do. I respect competition just as much as I do innovation, the prior of which is pretty limited to Intel/AMD in the x86 market. Screen resolution aside, I'd say this is quite a worthy competitor