The MINISFORUM V3 is a Windows tablet with a big, high-resolution display, support for a pressure-sensitive pen and detachable keyboard, two full-function USB4 40 Gbps ports and a third USB-C port that acts as a DisplayPort input, allowing you to use the tablet as a display for other devices.

It’s also one of the first tablets announced to be powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 8040 series processor. The MINISFORUM V3 tablet features an AMD Ryzen 7 8840U processor, up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage, and a 14 inch, 2.5K 165 Hz touchscreen display. MINISFORUM plans to announce pricing and availability in late March, 2024.

The company first started talking about this tablet a few months ago, prematurely noting that it would have an AMD “Hawk Point” processor even before AMD had officially announced those chips. Now we know which AMD Ryzen 8040 series processor the tablet uses.

It’s a a 28-watt chip with 8 CPU cores, 16 threads, base/max boost frequencies of 3.3 GHz and 5.1 GHz, respectively, and AMD Radeon 780M integrated graphics with 12 RDNA 3 compute units.

In other words, it’s a chip that’s very similar to the previous-gen Ryzen 7 7840U. But the new version has a higher-performance Ryzen AI neural processing unit with up to 16 TOPS of AI performance for features like Windows Studio Effects. Like many new Windows PCs, the V3 Tablet will also have a dedicated Microsoft Copilot button on the keyboard.

MINISFORUM says the tablet ships with Windows 11 Pro software, but also features the company’s VSPACE Control Center software that can “intelligently adjust power consumption,” switching between a 15-watt power saving mode, an 18-22 watt balanced mode, and a 28-watt performance mode.

MINISFORUM is positioning the V3 Tablet as a “3-in-1” computer since you can not only use it as a tablet or attach a keyboard for use in laptop or desktop mode. But the VLink DisplayPort input feature also lets you use the V3 as a second screen for a laptop, handheld game system, or other devices.

Other confirmed specs include:

MINISFORUM V3 Tablet specs
Display14 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
16:10 aspect ratio
165 Hz refresh rate
Up to 500 nits brightness
InputCapacitive touchscreen
Pressure-sensitive pen (4096 levels, MPP 2.6 protocol)
Detachable keyboard (with 5-level adjustable backlighting)
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 8830U processor
8 Zen 4 CPU cores / 16 threads
3.3 GHz base / 5.1 GHz max boost freq
GraphicsAMD Radeon 780M (integrated)
12 x RDNA 3 compute units
RAMUp to 32GB
StorageUp to 2TB
M.2 2280
OSWindows 11 Pro
Ports2 x USB4 (40 Gbps, power, data, video)
1 x VLink (USB-C for DisplayPort in)
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x microSD card reader
WirelessWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.3
Cameras5MP rear w/auto-focus
2MP front IR cam w/Windows Hello face recognition
SpeakersQuad speakers
SecurityFingerprint sensor (in power button)
Battery50.82 Wh
Charging65W USB-PD
CoolingDual fans
Four copper tubes
MaterialsMagnesium alloy
Dimensions318 x 214 x 10mm
Weight946 grams

Pricing and availability information should be revealed closer to launch.

This article was first published January 3, 2024 and most recently updated February 7, 2024. 

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  1. M.2 2280 is great, but resolution is low, and aspect ratio is impractical for a tablet. Looks like for the time being, I have to stick to my ThinkPad X1 Tablet 3rd gen (3000×2000 resolution at 400 Nit, Thunderbolt for eGPU, M.2 2280 with Samsung 990 Pro 4TB).

  2. 2 x USB4 – excellent 🙂
    I wonder when 80 Gbit/s (USB4 v2.0) and 120 Gbit/s ports will appear in devices.
    Does the lack of above ports mean a problem with controller availability?

  3. I think the big miss here is the lack of an Oculink port and the slowish RAM (7500 MHz is preferred for iGPU performance). We’ve yet to hear the price but if this is over $900 dollars then I’m not sure how much traction this will get in the market.

    1. I can see why they didn’t use Oculink, it is still a fledgling proprietary standard, while USB4 can also work with egpu’s and will be widespread. IIRC Thunderbolt 4 is also 40GBps

      1. @Sword is right. We should all be in favor of popularizing USB4. Oculink, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI and other paid crap will be a thing of the past.

  4. Just as a small correction. 7840U also has a dedicated AI chip, the Hawk Point refresh only clocks it faster (maybe at the expense of more power?) but SHOULD be the exact same silicon if there are no surprises.

    1. Good point. I’ve updated the article to reflect that the new chip has a higher performance NPU rather than including one for the first time.

  5. I’ve been waiting for a decent AMD tablet for what seems like a decade. I’ll be interested see what this costs and how the cooling solution holds up once reviewers have a look.

    1. This is a really interesting device. On paper it’s a slightly compromised do everything device: tablet, office productivity and a GTX 1650 equivalent gaming laptop/tablet. It’s a bit on the heavy side. If you can strap some controllers to it you could get a ridiculously giant gaming handheld.