Fujitsu and Advanced Micro Devices have formally introduced a device that could very well be the first of many mobile devices powered by the latter's accelerated processing unit.
Called Stylistic Q572, the new tablet has a 10.1-inch IPS display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and 10-finger multi-touch support, plus Anti-Glare properties.
That will place it in direct competition with all Windows 8 tablets based on Intel Clover Trail Atom processors.
It is difficult to ascertain how tight the competition will be though. While we can make a good guess as to when sales will start (mid-November), that is only conjecture based on previous reports.
AMD and Fujitsu said neither how much the tablet would cost nor when it was expected to come to market.
At least they have provided every other bit of relevant information, minus the full specs of the Z-60, which were known already and are explored thoroughly here.
It turns out that the 10.1-inch display and the rather thick bezel hide up to 4 GB of RAM and an SSD of 64 to 256 GB storage.
Also, the tablet is equipped with an HDMI output, a memory card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC), two USB 2.0 ports (USB 3.0 won't be available until Temash, the 2013-bound Hondo/Z-60 successor) and two cameras.
The Front camera has HD support, while the rear camera, at 5.0 megapixels, can shoot Full HD photos and videos.
Finally, the tablet has support for digital pens, so that owners may give their digital signature and take notes when needed. The Stylistic Q572 is, after all, a business-oriented device, so this functionality had to be included if at all possible.
Needless to say, the operating system installed on the slate is Microsoft's Windows 8, set for October 26 release (2012). The price (whatever it is), along with the weight of 1.8 pounds (0.8 kilos) and the battery life of 7 hours will determine how successful the device is.
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