The sources pointed out that vendors' new tablet projects are mainly focusing on ARM/Android or Intel/Windows 8 combinations; therefore, tablets with AMD platforms are unlikely to appear until a later time.
However, if AMD is able to offer Hondo at a friendly price point, there is still a chance for the company to gain share in the market, the sources added.
As for AMD's director of Global Product Marketing John Taylor's recent estimate that a Hondo-based tablet should not have a price of more than US$899, the sources pointed out that Asustek's Windows RT tablet is expected to be priced between US$599-699 and Microsoft's Surface will also put strong pressure on the pricing of Windows 8 tablets; therefore, US$899 is still not friendly enough and US$699-799 will be the best price range for Hondo-based machines.
First AMD Hondo-based products expected by mid-November or later
Posted on Friday, Oct 12 2012 @ 14:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck