Gigabyte is introducing its first tablet featuring an AMD processor. The upcoming Gigabyte S10A is a Windows 8 tablet powered by an AMD A4-1200 “Temash” processor.
That’s a low-power chip designed for tablets and other mobile devices. It’s a 1 GHz dual-core processor with AMD Radeon HD 8180 graphics and a TDP of 3.9 watts.
Gigabyte launched a similar tablet called the S1082 last year. But that model was powered by a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 dual-core chip instead of an AMD processor.
AMD’s Temash chips are designed to compete with Intel’s Atom and low-end Celeron processors by offering moderate performance, decent graphics, and low power consumption.
The new Gigabyte S10A supports up to 500GB of hard disk space, offers up to 14 hours of battery life, and comes with Microsoft Office Home 2013 pre-loaded.
There are also optional keyboard and multimedia docking stations for the tablet.