AMD APU-powered Xolo Win tablet to launch end of January

Xolo has followed up its Tegra 4 foray with a Windows tablet powered by AMD. The company, which has always tried to position itself as a slightly more premium brand in India than the competition, unveiled the Xolo Win at CES in Las Vegas.

With no pictures to go on, we have no idea of how the tablet looks. It is definitely a middle of the road offering, but it’s a first for Xolo, which has launched Nvidia, Broadcom, Intel, Qualcomm and MediaTek-powered devices in the past. Targeted at young working professionals, the Win is powered by a dual-core AMD A4 Elite Mobility processor (Temash generation) clocked at 1.0 GHz and makes use of Radeon HD 8180 GPU for graphics. It has a 10.1” display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32GB EMMC, but there’s no word on whether this can be expanded. It sounds very basic and hopefully this will mean a lower price tag.

Xolo to release an AMD-powered Windows tablet

Xolo to release an AMD-powered Windows tablet

The tablet has a rear camera of 2 MP, a front camera of 1 MP and a rated battery life of up to 7 hours. Being a Windows tablet, it will have all the apps and games that one expects from a PC. The product will hit the stores starting India by the end of this month. Xolo has not announced the price, but we expect it to be somewhere in the Rs 20,000-22,000 range.

Xolo’s announcement comes a day after Micromax announced the Canvas LapTab, which dual boots Android and Windows 8. So it looks like the Indian rivals are finally looking at Windows as the next battleground. With the competition Android smartphone market is far from cooling down, a Windows-sized distraction is not exactly the need of the day.


Published Date: Jan 10, 2014 11:13 am | Updated Date: Jan 10, 2014 11:13 am