Acer orders 80,000 AMD Z-series APUs for tablet PCs
DigiTimes notes that Acer has recently placed orders for 80,000 AMD Z-series APUs for use in tablet PCs for the enterprise market. Additionally, the site reveals that MSI is also developing tablets with AMD APUs.
Acer has recently placed orders for 80,000 Z series APUs from AMD for use in tablet PCs, targeting the enterprise market, according to sources from upstream component makers. However, both Acer and AMD did not confirm the orders. In addition to Acer, Micro-Star International (MSI) is also developing tablet PC models using AMD's APU.
Since Google Android 3.0 currently still has issues which need to be resolved, while the next-generation Android operating system codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich will not appear until the end of 2011, some tablet PC vendors have decided to launch Windows 7-based tablet PCs targeting the enterprise market to maintain their shipments.