Remember that AMD-based Vizio tablet revealed in January? We haven't heard much about the device since its unveiling, but it's finally shipping to customers. You can order the 11.6" tablet online for $600.
If you're not familiar with the simply named 11.6" Windows 8 Tablet PC, let me refresh your memory. The display has a 1080p resolution, though there's no indication of the panel type used. Vizio's spec doesn't even quote viewing angles.
The tablet offers everything you'd expect from such a device: dual cameras, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro HDMI output, and a Micro USB port. A full-fat version of Windows 8 sits on the system's 64GB SSD, and the whole thing is squeezed into a 0.4"-thick chassis weighing 1.8 lbs.
The underlying AMD silicon sets the Vizio tablet apart from other tablets, but it's also the most disappointing element. The Z-60 APU is otherwise known as Hondo, an SoC derived from the old Brazos generation of products. AMD introduced the chip last October and has since replaced it with Temash-based processors that boast upgraded Jaguar CPU cores and GCN-based Radeon graphics.
With a last-gen APU and battery life pegged at just five hours, the Vizo tablet may be a tough sell at $600. Hopefully, AMD's new generation of SoCs can make their way into tablets in a much more timely manner.
|Samsung's Portable SSD T3 reviewed||7|
|TR BBQ Day Shortbread||14|
|Watch the "second-10th" TR BBQ live in 360 degrees right now||9|
|G.Skill hooks up the TR BBQ with some giveaway goodies||11|
|We threw a Minecraft party to test Samsung's Gear VR headset||9|
|Deals of the week: cheap solid-state storage and more||19|
|Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 hot-rods Polaris 10||59|
|AMD gets back in the black with its second-quarter financials||41|
|Nvidia unveils a Pascal-powered Titan X with 11 TFLOPS on tap||176|
|I'll...just review the thin air on my desk where a GTX 1060 would fit, since that's what we have.||+115|