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    News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    The tablet is due to debut at CES2014 and uses the recently detailed ‘Mullins’ APU.
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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    I think this is what the whole world has been waiting for... sort of

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    I like that especially the two docks. One thing tablets need is better compatibility with plug and play devices like external hdd's, cameras, keyboard and mice etc, so hopefully the second dock can do that. Another letdown on tablets is the touchscreen only controls, so hopefully the first dock would take care of that.

    What a pity they don't want to take it to market !

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    The controller dock puts me in mind of the Razer Edge, well specced but hampered by it's price, bulk and weight. I'd be interested to see how well the Mullins APU does especially considering its TDP. I'm much more interested in the desktop dock though; a great number of devices have promised to merge mobility with desktop convenience but more often than not, you get a poorly optimized desktop solution or performance not useful for the scenario.

    And what kind of connector is AMD using on the tablet to output all that USB, ethernet and dual Displayport at the same time?

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    I'd guess it's the same tech as dockport, as mentioned in this anandtech article: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7514/a...ma-and-mullins so USB3 and DP bundled into a single cable/connector. In the AT article it's discussing laptops, but actually a single connector docking solution makes a lot more sense for tablets, and presumably this proof-of-concept device is exactly why AMD weren't discussing dockport in any great detail earlier...

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'd guess it's the same tech as dockport, as mentioned in this anandtech article: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7514/a...ma-and-mullins so USB3 and DP bundled into a single cable/connector. In the AT article it's discussing laptops, but actually a single connector docking solution makes a lot more sense for tablets, and presumably this proof-of-concept device is exactly why AMD weren't discussing dockport in any great detail earlier...
    Ah, missed reading that article. Dockport looks interesting and sounds like USB 3.1 supersized (USB 3.0 + high power capacity [charging a laptop after all] + displays). I'd love Dockport to go big and perhaps have some monitors integrating it, one cable out of my laptop/tablet/desktop goes to my monitor which is a hub for my peripherals (mouse, printer, keyboard, headphones, USB drives, etc).

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    Wireless display, wireless charging. Connectors are so last decade, why would I want to dock something?

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    Because wireless charging is still slow and it is essentially 'docked' on the charger anyway (ie. you can't lay on the bed with your tablet and wirelessly charge it). Unless there has been a significant change in technology which I missed again. Wireless USB is still not here either, it's coming but it'll be a while yet.

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    looks a bit heavy/awkward to use as a gaming device

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by AETAaAS View Post
    Because wireless charging is still slow and it is essentially 'docked' on the charger anyway (ie. you can't lay on the bed with your tablet and wirelessly charge it). Unless there has been a significant change in technology which I missed again. Wireless USB is still not here either, it's coming but it'll be a while yet.
    I can sit in front of the TV with my phone, and it can stream video to the TV over WiFi which it is downloading via 3G or WiFi. I can have keyboards and things connected via Bluetooth. Charging is the only reason it gets plugged into anything, and the technology exists to charge a car whilst it is driving down the motorway. In a tablet there is space for a really big coil, you could push a lot of energy from a few feet away, so you could have something like a charging coffee table, anywhere on there will do.

    I like a big wired up PC for gaming etc, but for tablet use?

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    I guess it depends on where you're using your tablet?

    Having a dockport and station like the one shown here doesn't mean you can't also have wireless charging and bluetooth - there's plenty of room for everyone

    I've said it before enough times now that everyone's probably getting sick of it: I'd love a single computing device with multiple use cases. A tablet with dockport and a station like this one would hit a lot of my triggers - do web research and check email on the way in to the office using it like a tablet; walk into the office and slide it into the docking station and I've got my big multimonitor setup waiting for me (this would be even better if MS let me keep Start on one screen while running the desktop on another, mind you) with a proper mouse and keyboard for doing day to day work. Give me a keyboard dock so I can use it like a laptop when I'm out of the office but need to do proper productivity, and you're basically there for me. Sure, down the line it might be possible to do all that with a smartphone-sized device and wireless connectivity, but right now I'd happily live with a physical connection. If I'm sat at a desk I don't need to pick my tablet up, and the physical connection is likely to be more efficient for the tasks I want doing (and isn't so prone to interference from other wireless sources).

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    @Dances, If you are going to have to set the coil up in a specific location, you are still essentially 'docked' as your device sits... there. Having bluetooth mice, keyboards, controllers are fine for the living room but at your desk for example, it means more things for batteries to die in. Which will eventually mean chargers/cables/etc.

    As scaryjim points out, there are many use scenarios and yours can still be served by having a dock and wireless everything else. Dock does the charging and maybe even frees up space as you can mount your dock to hold your tablet or whatever in the most convenient location, perhaps even serving as a secondary screen for the channel guide or maybe you want to Skype in the middle of watching telly (who knows?, turn it off if you want). Work/study is where I was thinking. I have my keyboard, mouse, external drive, printer and Asus Xonar plugged into a USB hub on my desk which makes it just one thing to connect when I bring my laptop home (other than power and monitor) so a system like Dockport is the next logical step.

    And yes it's a tablet but they are going to be full fat x86/64 tablets. Full office and productivity options, games (depends on how the performance goes, I'm thinking about OpenTTD on it for some reason ), media... it is essentially going to be a desktop when you plug it in to the right parts.

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Wireless display, wireless charging. Connectors are so last decade, why would I want to dock something?
    Because wireless technology is inferior in almost all aspects.

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    Re: News - AMD’s ‘Project Discovery’ tablet images are leaked

    Imagine with the game dock on this thing will weigh more than a Wii U pad but to me it looks like a better option than the Nvidia SHIELD, assuming it'll have the same type of functionality.

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