CES 2013: AMD-powered Vizio Tablet PC runs Windows 8

Summary:The 11.6-inch slate sports a 1080p display and packs a dual-core AMD Z60 chip, but the company has revealed no pricing or availability info.

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Vizio kicks off what will no doubt be one of the hottest trends at CES this year: the tablet launch. No matter that there are already too many tablets in the market -- that number will double by the time companies pack up their booths in Vegas this week.

The TV manufacturer has already dabbled in tablets before with its 8-inch Android model, but now it's entering the Windows 8 market with the cleverly named Vizio Tablet PC. Unlike numerous other Windows 8 slates, this is one of the first we've seen that's using an AMD processor to power itself. In particular, it's making use of the dual-core AMD Z60 "Hondo" chip that should make for interesting competition for the Intel Atom Clover Trail CPUs that other Win 8 tablets are packing.

The 11.6-inch Vizio tablet also includes a full 1080p HD display and 64GB of storage, along with the usual tablet specs like front-facing camera and mini-HDMI and mini-USB ports. What we don't know is most important, of course: when the Vizio Tablet PC will be available, and how much it is going to cost. But perhaps those details will be revealed over the course of the week in Vegas.

[Via Engadget]

Topics: Tablets, CES, Windows 8

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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