Asus announces the VivoBook, a Windows 8 laptop powered by AMD

It’s been a while since we talked about a laptop that didn’t have an Intel processor. Today Asus announced a touchscreen laptop today powered by AMD. The 13.3-inch VivoBook is powered by the AMD Trinity APU A8-4555M chip.

Other specs for the VivoBook include 1366×768 resolution, 500GB hard drive, 128GB SSD, three USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI out. Pricing and¬†availability¬†are still unknown. If AMD really wants to compete with Intel for Windows 8 they have a lot of catching up to do.

[via Neowin]

  • Sondre Krumsvik

    Where do AMD have to Catch up to intel? As far as I have seen the only Windows 8 teblets run Intel Atom and have Maximum 64 gb. Have I missed something?

  • That’s not true. The Samsung Series 7 Slate features Windows 8 Pro and an Intel Core i5 processor, which is quite beefy for a tablet device. Regardless, this ASUS laptop is meant to be in direct competition with Intel’s patented “ultrabook” definition of laptops.