AMD's super thin Nano PC prototype debuts at CES

By on January 8, 2014, 6:30 PM
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AMD is showing off a prototype build of its ridiculously thin, Mullins APU equipped Nano PC at this year's CES. The tiny PC, designed to sit atop your TV, is about as thin as a Galaxy Note 3 and capable of running Windows 8.1.

Along with Windows capability, it currently houses a camera, Bluetooth, WiFi and DockPort connectivity as well as a 256GB SSD. Reports say that it is handling Windows 8.1 fairly seamlessly and is capable of running EA's FIFA 14 in 1080p. It will also come with a mini breakout box (seen above) that provides USB and HDMI connections in order to beam the PC's output to your TV, among many other things. Basically, a PC the size of a smartphone with a sizeable SSD that can run Windows and AAA games in full HD.

As others have pointed out, the super thin PC is quite an impressive piece of technology to say the least. Unfortunately, it is just that --  a technology -- AMD likely won't be selling these things but rather using the prototype to entice other manufacturers to adopt its slick new HTPC design.

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wastedkill said:

Must admit this looks pretty cool, miles better than Intels alternative.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I want to see benchmarks, compared to Bay Trail. Hopefully some Windows tablets will crop up with this.

Guest said:

AMD is typical of all corporations: at some point they all lose touch with their consumer base who gave them their status and profitability, and morph into a self-serving, profit-making appendage of a small group of worthless, greedy beeaches.

2 people like this | wastedkill said:

AMD is typical of all corporations: at some point they all lose touch with their consumer base who gave them their status and profitability, and morph into a self-serving, profit-making appendage of a small group of worthless, greedy beeaches.

So because they made something cool a super thin nano pc they have now lost touch and are greedy?.... wow you just need to look in the mirror before you say stuff like that...

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

@wastedkill you made it extremely clear how the guest sounded. I'm now suffering from a case of the giggles. I only hope I don't sound like a girl, who knows though. :eek:

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