Fujitsu Win8 tablet features new AMD Z-60 APU

Two weeks on from the launch of AMD's Z-60 APU, a Windows 8 tablet powered by the chip has already broken cover. Say hello to the new Stylistic Q572, which AMD and Fujitsu announced yesterday.

Source: Fujitsu.

This is a business offering—not a consumer tablet meant to rival the iPad. Sure enough, Fujitsu has thrown in some extras that should please professional users: a fingerprint sensor, an embedded Trusted Platform Module, a removable battery, and a stylus to complement multi-touch input on the 10.1" display. (Said display, incidentally, has an IPS panel with a 1366x768 resolution and a brightness level of 400 cd/m².) Other perks include USB 3.0, front and rear cameras, an SD card reader, and a SIM card slot for 3G and 4G/LTE wireless connectivity.

Internally, the Stylistic Q572 packs a Z-60 APU, 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, up to 256GB of storage capacity, and a battery rated for about seven hours of run time. That's a pretty respectable hardware payload, and it means the device should have no trouble running legacy x86 apps under Windows 8.

Too bad the device isn't quite as portable as the iPad. Fujitsu quotes a weight of 1.81 lbs and a thickness of 0.55", which makes the Stylistic Q572 a fair bit heavier and thicker than the 1.44-pound, 0.37-inch Apple tablet. (Thanks to Liliputing for the tip.)

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