Windows 8 Tablets Run on AMD Processors Too (Video)

Not that we don’t already know Windows can run on AMD processors, but in the interest of fairness, here’s a video from Engadget featuring an Acer Iconia Tab W500 and MSI WindPad 110W running Windows 8 on AMD processors.

The Acer is running on their C-50 accelerated processing unit (APU), while the MSI uses the Z-01 APU. Both are part of the AMD Fusion line. AMD initially had trouble competing against the low-powered Intel Atom line, and heat from an AMD processor contributed to issues with the HP tx1000 a couple years back. I don’t know if they’ve caught up exactly, but in the years since then, they do seem to have reached a position of competitiveness for the launch of Windows 8 tablets.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]


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