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except for the keyboard part, you could say all those things about a tablet.

and if you have an ASUS Transformer+dock, you have a keyboard....
you could say that about all ultra portable devices
post #12 of 14
For one thing, the article fell for the old "MHz Myth", claiming that the 1.7GHz & 1.4GHz clockrates mean a minuscule improvement. Being that this is an ultraportable, battery life is top priority which means a strong IPC is the key. Similar to Llano vs Athlon II, I'm sure there's at least a slight IPC improvement to go along with the dieshrink to 28nm, seeing how you should be able to clock more than just 100MHz with said dieshrink...

EDIT: According to Wikipedia (yeah yeah unreliable source whatever) there will be quad-core versions of "Enhanced Bobcat". That should help performance nicely:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Fusion#2012_platforms
Edited by Nintendo Maniac 64 - 10/30/11 at 1:15pm
 
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post #13 of 14
Looking forward to those.

Tablets are fun and stuff, but useless for productivity, except for the really expensive ones with win7. I have the original galaxy tab, as well as a chinese win7 10" tablet, and I must say both fall short in both productivity and performance, compared to a brazos netbook. First of all, you really need the keyboard. Though the transformer gives you that, its still not windows and can't run windows programs/games. Second, for gaming on the go, brazos offers immeasurably more due to both the greater gpu/cpu performance, as well as the windows platform (so you can play real games, not just angry birds).
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Hopefully the IPC will increase, unlike with SOME OTHER new AMD product...
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