Fujitsu teams up with AMD for business Windows 8 tablet; promises removable battery & fingerprint sensor

October 23, 2012

The Q572 weighs 1.6 pounds, is 13.6mm thick, an anti-glare 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display, digital pen input, and a front-facing 5MP camera.

Useful business features are available in the form of a removable battery, a Smart Card slot, a fingerprint sensor, two USB ports (one USB 2.0, the other USB 3.0) and a HDMI connection.

These features aside, the battery life is not quite as impressive with AMD’s Z-60 APU chip offering a pretty average seven hour run-time compared to Intel’s ten hour claim for Clover Trail tablets.

Nonetheless, while Intel claims to have over 20 Windows 8 tablets based on the Clover Trail chipset, the Stylistic Q572 represents the first tablet of AMD’s new tablet strategy, which was announced two weeks ago.

The dual-core chip, positioned in the ‘sweet spot’ between Intel and ARM, offers a maximum frequency of 1GHz, offers 80 Radeon graphic cores for watching video and playing games, and will work with legacy and Metro Windows 8 applications.

Fujitsu has not yet announced the price or availability of the Q572, although we would expect to hear more news after the official launch of Windows 8 on October 26.

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