The Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 is a 10 inch tablet designed to run Windows 8. But that hardly makes it stand out in a crowd. What does is the processor.

Fujitsu’s new 10 inch tablet is one of the first computers set to ship with an AMD Z-60 Hondo processor. That’s AMD’s new low-power chip with a TDP of 4.5W and Radeon HD 6250 graphics for HD video and 3D graphics acceleration.

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The Hondo chip is basically AMD’s answer to Intel’s Clover Trail processor. Both are low power chips designed for tablets and similar devices running Windows 8. Both are designed to offer long battery life and moderate performance. But AMD’s processor packs a bit more graphics punch.

I haven’t had a chance to test a Hondo-based system yet though, so it’s difficult to say which chipset offers better all-around performance.

But the Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 looks like an interesting tablet. It’s aimed at business customers and Fujitsu offers a wide range of options.

The tablet will be available with a choice of Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, up to 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB to 256GB solid state disk. It features a 1366 x 768 pixel IPS dual-digitizer display. That means you can use your fingers or a digital pen to interact with the user interface.

All models feature 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI, and an SDXC card slot. There’s also a SIM card slot and optional 3G/4G. It also features Gigabit Ethernet, front and rear cameras, and a docking port.

Fujitsu says the tablet gets about 7 hours of battery life.

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 measures 10.8″ x 6.9″ x 0.55″ and weighs about 1.8 pounds.

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4 replies on “Meet the Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 Windows 8 tablet with an AMD Z-60 CPU”

  1. Assuming the price is reasonable, this looks like a good tablet to have, although the weight (1.8 lb) makes it too heavy to carry around like a yellow pad all day long.

    It will be interesting to see how the AMD CPU stacks up to the Clover Trail, and what benefit the Intel burst mode has vs. the AMD’s graphics prowess.

    I’m finding that Win 7 PCs with an SD card slot can actually take SDXC cards without any problem. This is very important as tablets are packed too tightly inside to upgrade the SSD, plus the SSDs may not be in a 2.5″ hard disk form factor. SDXC cards are currently available in 128 GB capacity for ~$100.

    I don’t know what the maximum capacity of SDXC cards is. Hopefully, it will be some ridiculously high number (by today’s standards) like 512 GB.

    I can bemember when someone (Bill Gates?) said 640 KB of RAM was plenty.

    1. Quote was from Bill Gates, back about 1981… Like many such quotes, it seemed reasonable at the time…

      SDXC is suppose to go up to 2TB, while you shouldn’t have many issues with existing cards you may eventually need a SDXC certified reader.

      Basically, for now they’re still using the same SD pinout as SDHC cards. So limit is primarily what the OS can recognize and handle.

      There is a high speed pinout that will get pushed as they move to higher capacities though.

      SD cards have limits though, like you can’t read/write at the same time and max performance is well below what you could get from a SSD.

      Thing is many drives in mobile devices, including tablets, are based on more basic flash memory storage like those SD cards.

      The AMD Hondo isn’t a SoC yet like Clover Trail and ARM solutions. So it should have a bit of a advantage there…

      Right now ARM and Clover Trail use LPDDR2 RAM and eMMC storage.

      In terms of performance, the Bobcat cores are more efficient than Intel ATOM but AMD is behind on the power efficiency and so the max clock speed for the Hondo is 1GHz.

      So at 1.8GHz the Clover Trail has a bit of a CPU performance advantage that makes up for the difference in processor efficiency.

      Graphically though you’d be looking at around a 3x advantage for the AMD Hondo.

      Also AMD is pushing full 64bit, while Clover Trail is presently only supporting 32bit. You’ll also have better luck running Windows 7 on the Hondo with the present limited support for the Clover Trail.

      Neither are offering much in the way for Android or Linux support but Android port should be fairly easy for Clover Trail as they already got it on the similar Medfield.

      For desktop Linux though, probably best to wait till next year models come out and provide proper driver support.

      For AMD that means waiting for the 28nm Tamesh, which will be updated with the Jaguar cores and will be AMD’s first SoC at hopefully 2W max TDP.

      While Intel will be going 22nm and updating their entire lineup with improved architecture and features.

      What’s available now is an improvement but they got a ways to go before either Intel or AMD can really compete well in the mobile space.

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