AMD focused on netbooks more than tablets right now

Summary:While everyone is rushing out tablets and e-book readers, AMD seems to be playing it cool and remaining focused on the netbook market, Digitimes reports.

While everyone is rushing out tablets and e-book readers, AMD seems to be playing it cool and remaining focused on the netbook market, Digitimes reports.

According to the Asia-based IT news site, AMD's senior VP and general manager of the Products Group, Rick Bergman, said that AMD doesn't feel pressed to push out a tablet (nor a smartphone) at the moment.

Instead, AMD's current big projects include developing mainstream PC products, the Bobcat processor for netbooks to be released in 2011, and the upcoming release of new graphics cards ATI Radeon HD 5450, 5570 and 5670.

Frankly, I'm relieved to read this. While I welcome more competition for the iPad (Samsung's Galaxy Tab could be a sound challenger), some devices just look rushed and unexciting (see: HP Slate). For serious productivity uses, I still think the netbook is a better choice than a tablet device, so I'd rather see further innovation and development there.

What do you want to see more of: tablets or netbooks?

Topics: Tablets, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Processors

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