AMD shows off its first Windows 8 concept tablet at Computex 2012, we go hands-on

If Intel and Microsoft have been the royal couple of Computex 2012 (aka the world’s biggest Windows 8 Ultrabook tradeshow), AMD has been the third wheel. That doesn’t mean it’s opted out of the festivities, though. Nope, it’s chosen this week to show off its next-gen Trinity chips, and it even has its first Windows 8 concept device on display. The reference design, made by Compal, has the same form factor we’ve seen over and over again this week: an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) tablet with a keyboard dock. Only this guy has one of AMD’s Trinity A6 APUs inside, while the keyboard is far more spacious than what we’re used to. Performance seemed smooth so far as we could tell, but then again, we haven’t had the chance to put it through its paces, streaming HD video or attempting anything of productive value. We wish we could tell you a bit about rated battery life, but alas, AMD isn’t ready to make any public claims just yet. For now, though, barring performance evaluations, we’ve got a quick walk-through of the design, with photos below and video coming soon.

Zach Honig contributed to this report.

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