Once upon a time AMD processors had a reputation for running fast… but also running hot. These days AMD is offering low-power chips that you can fit into a thin and light tablet with no fans to keep things cool.
The MSI W20, for instance, is an 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet powered by an AMD A4-1200 dual-core processor, and there’s not a fan in site (or sound).
The tablet has a 1366 x 768 pixel IPS touchscreen display, a 128GB of solid state storage, 2GB of RAM, and AMD Radeon HD 8180 graphics.
It features WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 34.78 Whr battery which MS says is good for up to 9 hours of run time. There’s also a fingerprint reader in addition to the usual tablet motion sensors and automatic light sensor. The 720p camera might be the most underwhelming feature.
The MSI W20 measures 12.2″ x 7.7″ x 0.4″ and weighs 1.5 pounds.
MSI hasn’t announced pricing for the tablet yet, but it’ll have to compete with a sea of low-cost Windows tablets featuring Intel Bay Trail processors.
via UMPC Portal