Last month the Hong Kong based mini PC brand Minisforum talked about launching an AMD powered Windows tablet in 2024, but today they went one step further and made an actual announcement about it on WCCftech.
Minisforum’s AMD tablet is called Minisforum V3, and will be a 14-inch tablet with a 3200 x 1800 QHD+ resolution display and a 165 Hz refresh rate on the screen.
Based on their expectations, their preliminary reference specifications starts with an AMD Hawk Point 22-28W processor with 6400 MHz storage. The much anticipated AMD Ryzen 8000 APU has not even launched yet, so if this tablet launches in the first half of next year, the first buyers will get a very new chipset.
Other specs so far includes a 50Wh+ battery capacity, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, a fingerprint reader in the power button, a 2MP front camera with facial recognition, and 5MP rear camera.
They are also planning on equipping it with quad speakers, a good MPP 2.0 digitizer with support for 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, and a keyboard with trackpad, and rear cover with kickstand. The main ventilation will be one the back with lots of small holes to cool it down with.
Ports will be 2x USB-C 4 Thunderbolt ports, 1x DP-in port, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
Currently, the AMD Ryzen 8000 APU is expected to shake up both the AI and GPU standards in the Windows PC market, which can only be described as a good thing, which will lead to a few interesting new app developments and new added services because of it.
AMD chipsets have found their way into a growing number of gaming handhelds the last few years, and we have just recently started to see tablet brands start on implementing AMD processors.
The first one to do so will be Alldocube with the new version of the Alldocube iWork GT 12.
– Tom Bowen