Taiwanese notebook and motherboard specialist Gigabyte has launched its first AMD-powered Windows 8 Pro tablet.
According to liliputing, the new Gigabyte S10A features an AMD Temash-grade A4-1200 processor, a made-for-tablets CPU with a clock speed of up to 1GHz and built-in Radeon HD 8180 integrated graphics core.
It looks similar to its S1082 tablet from late last year – an Atom-powered Windows 8 model that only delivered moderate performance levels. This version appears to come with a keyboard-cover that unfortunately is connected via USB. Apart from being a bit unsightly, using up a USB port just for the keyboard is somewhat surprising.
The S1082 didn’t impress us overly when we saw it early this year – apart from its bulky chassis, it featured a dual-core Celeron chip that required a fan to keep it cool. At this stage, we’re hopeful the S10A won’t need the fan as the A4-1200 CPU is said to have a thermal design power (TDP) power rating of just 3.9-watts, which is incredibly low for a Windows 8 tablet.
Gigabyte will offer a free copy of Microsoft Office Home 2013, according to its press release whilt the unit supports up to a 500GB hard drive.
At this stage, there are no details on pricing for the S10A but we’ll bring them to you as soon as we get them.
|Processor||AMD Temash-codenamed A4-1200|
|Clock||Up to 1GHz|
|GPU type||AMD Radeon HD 8180|
|Screen size (inches)||10.1|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows 8|
|Internal storage||hard drive – up to 500GB|
|External storage||(not applicable)|
|Battery type||TBA – up to 14 hours|
|Video recording||Up to TBA|
|Dimensions||270 x 173 x 15mm|
|Announce Date||June 2013|
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