Thursday, May 26, 2011

MSI building a Fusion tablet. June 1st 2011 launch date?

Dirk Meyer, AMD's former CEO often spoke about his lack of faith in believing that netbooks and tablets have a strong future. With his coup de grace departure in January 2011, AMD opened up to new technologies and now MSI is coming to the marketwith a $599 tablet powered by AMD's Fusion APU.

On CeBIT 2011, MSI released official details on WindPad 110W, a 10.1" tablet powered by AMD Fusion C-50 APU, combined with 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 32GB SSD. Tablet also comes with a good expansion list; an SD slot for up to 128GB of additional storage (SDHC Compliant slot), USB 2.0, mini-HDMI 1.3a as well as wireless connections - 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0.
Do note that some websites incorrectly listed the processor as Fusion E-350,  i.e. an 18 Watt TDP "Zacate" silicon - 1.6GHz Dual-core Bobcat with Radeon HD  6310. However, according to MSI the WindPad 110W tablet is using a 9 Watt  Ontario silicon - 1GHz dual-core Bobcat with Radeon HD 6250. Both CPU and GPU  cores are identical in hardware capabilities and die size, the only difference  being the clocks and of course, power consumption.

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