AMD docking technology adjusts tablet, laptop performance in hybrids

AMD's Turbo Dock increases performance when hybrid is in laptop mode, scales down in tablet mode

By , IDG News Service |  

Temash is a quad-core x86 chip that can run a full OS like Windows 8. AMD estimates tablets with the chip will draw less than 5 watts of power and provide 10 hours of battery life. Tablets with the Temash chip will become available in the first half of this year.

But AMD is struggling in the tablet space. Its existing Z-60 chip, also targeted at performance tablets, has met with an underwhelming response. But Belt said that AMD sees promise in the performance tablet and hybrid segments.

"We've become very big believers in hybrid designs," Belt said.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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