Windows 7 tablet from Acer to use AMD's Z-Series APU

Jos

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AMD's recently announced Z-Series chips for tablets are getting a vote of confidence form Acer, according to DigiTimes. The Taiwanese computer maker has reportedly placed orders for 80,000 Z-01 APUs…

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Lurker101

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This may sound like a silly question, but why not make x64 processors for tablets. Working hard to get back to x86 just sounds like working backwards to me, when we should be moving forwards.
 

Koof

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Lurker101 said:
This may sound like a silly question, but why not make x64 processors for tablets. Working hard to get back to x86 just sounds like working backwards to me, when we should be moving forwards.
x64 is and instruction set of x86 I believe. When people throw around x86 they're usually talking processors with x64.
 

Trillionsin

TS Evangelist
Koof said:
Lurker101 said:
This may sound like a silly question, but why not make x64 processors for tablets. Working hard to get back to x86 just sounds like working backwards to me, when we should be moving forwards.
x64 is and instruction set of x86 I believe. When people throw around x86 they're usually talking processors with x64.
...as far as i learned x86 means 32 bit.... and x64 means 64 bit. Please correct me if I am wrong.

At the moment there is no need for it, so of course manufacturers dont bother putting the money into it until later when these devices start getting to a standard of 4GBs of memory.