AMD enters Windows 8 tablet fray with Z-60 chip: 'all-day' battery life, graphics 'you would never expect'

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AMD wades into Windows 8 tablet war with Z60 chip '10 hours' battery life and graphics 'you would never expect'

If you know AMD mainly for its laptop and desktop processors, then some readjustment may be in order: as of now, the company is rushing head-long into the market created by Surface fever and the need for ultra lean tablet chips that can handle Windows 8. Specifically, we’re looking at the official launch of the Z-60, formerly known as Hondo, which AMD says will arrive in tablets “later this year” and satisfy even our most unreasonable demands for Windows 8 hybrids that last 10+ hours in tablet mode and which turn into full-scale PCs when docked. And if you’re thinking that Intel made much the same pledge during its recent Clover Trail announcement, then you’re dead right — we actually have all the makings here of a proper old-fashioned chip fight. Read on for a spot of pre-match banter.

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