Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 10 January 2013 09:52

AMD dismisses low end tablets

Written by Nick Farrell



Fighting over Windows 8 and costly toys


AMD has decided that it will not bother with the low end tablet market and will give Android a wide berth. Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business units at AMD told InfoWorld that the company had no plans to port its Temash chip to run with Android. Instead it will be aimed at Win8 tablets priced around $499 or $599

She said that AMD is not interested in entering the low-cost tablet market and will rely on Windows 8 as it tries to find its bearings in the fast-growing tablet market. She admits Windows 8 is off to a slow start, but believes it will catch up in the future.  She sees a world where Windows 8 tablets appear in many different screen sizes and features.  AMD is interested in higher-end tablets that can run full applications and graphics, Su said.

This will put AMD under the bonnet of the more expensive kinds of tablets. Many popular low-cost tablets such as Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD, both of which are priced at $199, run on the Android OS. AMD at CES showed off a Windows 8 tablet with an upcoming tablet chip code-named Temash, which is the company's first tablet-specific chip.

The quad-core Temash chip will be able to run a full OS like Windows 8, while drawing less than five watts of power and providing 10 hours of battery life. AMD demonstrated a prototype 10.6-inch tablet made by Wistron that played full 1080p high-definition video. They will be in the shops in the first half of this year.

More here.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments