AMD looks to increase its presence in the tablet market
It's not just Intel that wants to twist some tablet market share out of ARM's grip. AMD sees an opportunity to generate additional revenue as well. The Sunnyvale chip designer is currently showing off a reference tablet built around its 28nm Mullins chip, which is a quad-core part clocked at 1.2GHz. It's also running a 64-bit operating system -- Windows 8.1 with performance described as being "quite good."
That's according to Fudzilla's Fuad Abazovic, who we suspect is reporting from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Quanta built the reference tablet for AMD, and it also sports 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 60GB mSATA solid state drive, USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, and a 10-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display.
Some retail tablets based on AMD's reference design should be out by the middle of this year. In the meantime, there are a few AMD-based slates already on the market, such as MSI's W30, which is powered by an AMD A4 1200 APU built on a 28nm manufacturing process.