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Acer To Use AMD Zacate Chip In 10-inch Tablet?

Acer will become the first major manufacturer to use AMD's next generation Fusion processors (potentially a Zacate APU, the direct competitor to Intel's Atom) in a tablet format device.

The device will sport a 10.1-inch screen (possibly 1024x600 pixels) and will combine a touchscreen with a physical keyboard (a full size version) with the latter being presented as a docking station that enhances the tablet's connectivity as well.

The tablet, which has yet to be named, will weigh less than 1Kg and will be less than 15mm thick. Acer says that it will come with two 1.3-megapixel cameras, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity and will be available as from February 2011.

As expected, the tablet that doubles as a netbook, will come with Windows 7, possibly Starter; we couldn't see any connectors on the docking station or on the tablet itself.

No pricing details have been published yet and we're not sure whether the device will be marketed as a consumer-oriented Aspire brand or for a more professional, upmarket one with the Timeline.