Acer has already stated that its upcoming Windows 7 tablet would use a “next generation” AMD chip. While Acer didn’t provide any additional details, the intrepid folks at DigiTimes think they’ve uncovered some more information about the chip.

According to Digtimes’ sources, the Acer tablet will use a dual core AMD Ontario APU with integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics. The Ontario chip will be one of the first new Fusion chips from AMD which combine graphics and processor functions onto a single chip. This particular chip, codenamed C-50 will reportedly use about 9W of power.

Acer’s tablet will have a 10.1 inch display, front and rear-facing 1.3MP cameras, WiFi, 3G, and a docking station with a keyboard allowing you to use the tablet like a laptop. It’s due out in February.

The company also plans to introduce 7 and 10 inch tablets featuring ARM-based processors and Google’s Android operating system. They’re set to launch in April.

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4 replies on “Acer’s upcoming Windows tablet to sport AMD Ontario chip”

  1. If the price is right this looks like something I’d buy I am hoping it can beat the Intel/ION2 combo of the 1215PN or at-least the 1015PN graphics-wise. I am hoping this does good on battery because this seems to hit all the milestones for a netbook-based tablet. The clock speed of the processor has me a bit concerned though I am hoping it can at-least beat the Intel N550.

  2. Ontario runs circles around Atom on every benchmark test…

    However, if you buy an Atom-based netbook, you get a free can of hair-pulling frustration and a bag of Monopolistic Otellini with every purchase.

  3. 9W is an awful lot in the tablet segment.

    Tegra2 consumes under 1W when at full power !!!

    And we don’t know what kind of companion chipset will need to ship on the motherboard with Bobcat. That may raise the all-inclusive IDP even further.

    This is not even comparable to modern dual-core ARM SOCs. Not at ALL.

    It may be in for a match with Atom for netbooks but not tablets.

    1. Wrong comparison, tablets aren’t limited to ARM and this is a x86 processor system. So it can run x86 OS like Windows 7, etc., which ARM processors are incapable of doing.Proper comparison would thus be to other x86 based systems like tablets presently based on Intel ATOM’s or similar.

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