Intel’s been widening its lead over AMD in recent years, but the impending era of Windows 8 devices poses a chance for AMD to regain some lost ground. The company showed off a couple of prototype Windows 8 hybrids tablets at Computex – one from Acer and one from Compal – but didn’t divulge much in the way of specs or battery life.
And while the Compal unit was a bit on the thick side (around 0.8 inches) as tablets go, AMD’s strategy has historically been a willingness to undercut Intel’s prices. If the market for Windows 8 tablets starts to heat up later this year, it’ll be interesting to see if AMD’s able to woo budget-conscious consumers. It’ll likely be months before we get pricing details, though.
- Acer’s Trinity-powered ICONIA Tab hands-on [SlashGear]
- AMD shows off 11-inch Compal Windows 8 hybrid tablet (update: video) [The Verge]
- AMD shows off its first Windows 8 concept tablet, we go hands-on (video) [Engadget]