AMD shows off a pair of just-announced Vizio products.
We stopped by AMD's booth on Day 0 of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), several hours before the chip designer's keynote and press conference , and were treated to a sampling of Vizio products running AMD hardware. Vizio, which already offers a few Ultrabook models, seems to have embraced AMD's APU offerings as part of the company's Windows 8 strategy. So, what did we see?
One of the products AMD was most anxious to show off was a Vizio laptop configured with an A10 APU and Radeon HD 8000M graphics, the latter of which was unveiled yesterday. The Radeon 8000M Series are the first notebook GPUs built around AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. In addition to Vizio, Radeon 8000M Series GPUs can currently be found in shipping products from Asus, Samsung, and Lenovo, with additional OEMs hopping on board soon, AMD says.
AMD also had on display a Vizio tablet running the company's Z60 (Hondo) chip clocked at 1GHz. The 11.6-inch device sports a Full HD 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. With a x86 processor in tow, Vizio's tablet features a full version of Windows 8 rather than Windows RT.
Check them both out in the video below and watch Online Editor Jimmy Thang stump AMD with tough questions, such as weight, pricing, and release date inquiries. For more CES coverage, check back throughout the day and everyday this week, and subscribe to our YouTube channel ( MaximumPCMag ).