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AMD Aims to Meet Higher Expectations for Tablet and Hybrid PC

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AMD, creator of the performance tablet category, today announced a new innovation for hybrid PCs that delivers uncompromised mobile PC experiences when in tablet mode or when connected to its base keyboard. Hybrid PCs are a new market segment between full notebooks and pure tablets that AMD plans to demonstrate, along with stand-alone performance tablets, at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain next week.

AMD Turbo Dock technology automatically adjusts performance of the AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) higher while a hybrid PC is docked and being used for more complex tasks like content creation. Likewise, AMD Turbo Dock is designed to lower power consumption when in tablet mode, helping to save battery life and extend movie or video watching, as well as web browsing time.

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For those who havn't seen it yet.
 
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AMD lost its place in the high-end market, now aiming for laptops and tablets
 
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AMD lost its place in the high-end market, now aiming for laptops and tablets
Because everything is heading that way...Kids growing up with tablets aren't going to accept being desk bound...

I don't see a need for desktop market lasting for more than 10 years or so....not for home consumers anyways...science labs sure.
 
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Actually the tablet market is new and growing but desktop/laptop sales will continue onward as there is demand for all of these products. AMD delivers good performance and value in all segements. Tablets are just another revenue stream for AMD so it's a win-win for consumers and AMD.

Few people buy the obscenely priced top of the line GPUs and CPUs. Most consumers buy the mid-range products in all categories. Only a small percentage of consumers/enthusiasts are dumb enough to pay the absurd asking price for bragging rights on the over-priced, over-hyped CPU/GPU products.
 

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They better start quoting 4K resolution support and ability to play games at that resolution if they want to survive. Even the low buck A31/RK3188 chipsets can run tablet games at 2048X1536. this had better be in tablets with the same resolution and have the capability to kick into something like the steam store.
 

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They better start quoting 4K resolution support and ability to play games at that resolution if they want to survive. Even the low buck A31/RK3188 chipsets can run tablet games at 2048X1536. this had better be in tablets with the same resolution and have the capability to kick into something like the steam store.
I don't think any today's AMD integrated GPU would have any trouble playing Angry Birds at 4K resolution.
 
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They better start quoting 4K resolution support and ability to play games at that resolution if they want to survive. Even the low buck A31/RK3188 chipsets can run tablet games at 2048X1536. this had better be in tablets with the same resolution and have the capability to kick into something like the steam store.
Steam store?? Except casual, indie games, no serious game can be run on a tablet on that resolution lol.
 
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Because everything is heading that way...Kids growing up with tablets aren't going to accept being desk bound...

I don't see a need for desktop market lasting for more than 10 years or so....not for home consumers anyways...science labs sure.
I seriously hope that the desktop market will still exist at that time. It would be probably a all-enthusiast market though
 

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I don't think any today's AMD integrated GPU would have any trouble playing Angry Birds at 4K resolution.
Most smart phones can that's not what I want to see playable. PS3/360 style console games should be playable the hardware is fast enough. There is no point for an AMD based highend tablet and its price tag if it cannot play higher end games.

Steam store?? Except casual, indie games, no serious game can be run on a tablet on that resolution lol.
No reason that you wouldn't be able to play most of the older games (half life and some others) at full resolution. I can play them on a netbook with an ancient X1370 mobility card.
 
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You have to respect what Microsoft is doing. They have an original idea for a tablet OS unlike google who just copied the iOS. Cheers to AMD for taking this product seriously and backing what MS is doing.