The shelves seem to whet the appetiteof more than one player in the IT industry. This is the case of AMD,which plans to launch in 2012Brazos-T platform specifically designedfor these machines, and that Windows 8, according to a roadmapDonaimhaber discovery.

Brazos-T platform consists of aparticular APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) chip SoC(System-on-Chip) which includes both some processor, the graphics andmemory controller.The APU called Hondo work with achipset Hudson M2T. Engraved in 40nm, Hondo has some improved Bobcatprocessor (up to 2 cores 1.0 GHz) and includes a graphical DirectX 11Radeon HD6250M to 276 MHz, the same as that of the APU Ontario DualCore C- 50 Brazos platform. OpenCL are 1.1 and Direct Compute thegame, and video playback Full HD is possible.

In addition, it is a fanless solution,ie that does not require a fan due to its low TDP of 2W in operationand current does not exceed the 4.5W at full load.We learn also thatit consumes 2.1W 720p video playback, and 1.6W in surfing theInternet via wireless connectivity.

Hondo also benefits from an ActiveStandby technology, AMD refers to as "Always On AlwaysConnected" might be translated as "Always On AlwaysConnected". It must be said that unlike Brazos aimed atintegrating traditional netbooks and laptops, the Brazos-T platformspecifically targets Tablet, a device that is intended to be usedmore quickly.