AMD-powered LuvPad tablet runs Windows 8

Posted by Shane McGlaun

There are a number of tablets on the market today running Windows 8, including Microsoft's very own Surface Pro.

Although Windows 8 tablets aren't exactly selling in droves, we do have some new devices headed to market in an attempt to grab some market share. The latest Windows 8 tablet to
hit our radar screens? The 
LuvPad, courtesy of Mouse Computer.

Officially dubbed the LuvPad WN1100, this device is powered by an x86 AMD Z60 processor running at a cool 1 GHz.

The tablet boasts an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 2 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. Oh, and yes, the AMD processor under the hood is actually a dual-core unit paired with an AMD Radeon HD 6250 GPU (with 384 MB of RAM).

Essentially, the AMD Z60 processor performs on par with Intel's low-power Atom processors. However, the Radeon HD 6250 GPU offers better graphics performance with support for HD video and some other niceties thrown in.

Unfortunately, the LuvPad isn't expected to be sold outside of Japan. However, if you're interested in finding importer or have a friend that lives in Japan, the tablet will be available there this week for about 59,850 yen. That works out to $600 making it almost $400 cheaper than the Surface Pro. The tablet also features a micro USB port, a micro HDMI output, and a one megapixel web cam on the front.

Additional specs? Wi-Fi, integrated Bluetooth and a battery that offers 5.5 hours runtime per charge. The tablet measures 296.32 x 191.18 x 10 mm and weighs 810 g. A bundled kit, which includes the tablet, along with a mobile keyboard and mouse, is available for approximately 10,000 yen more.