It’s official. Windows tablets are the future. Android and iOS slates have their place, but they are about to be drowned by the sheer number and variety of tablets powered by Microsoft’s operating system.
We first heard about these plans in at CES 2014 earlier this year, and now XOLO has launched its first Windows 8.1 based tablet that goes by the classy name of XOLO Win.
And the interesting thing here is that it is powered by an AMD APU. Win.
The device offers a 10.1-inch LED display with a 1366 by 768 pixels resolution. The dual-core 1GHz AMD Temash A4-1200 processor coupled with the Radeon HD 8180 GPU should provide solid performance in most undemanding games.
You also get 2GB of memory and 32GB internal storage that is expandable via microSD.
The aluminum build houses two serviceable cameras — a 1 megapixel shooter on the front, and a 2 megapixel snapper on the back. Connectivity options include WiFi, microHDMI and microUSB, though it appears that no 3G support is on offer.
Still, a weight of 750 g (which translates to 1.6 lbs.) should make this a very capable mobile device.
At the very least, we now have a new challenger in the form of AMD on the mobile front, and that can only mean good things for the Windows platform in the near and upcoming future.