AMD’s Ryzen 8000 processors will be coming to tablets with all their features and capabilities on board. Minisforum has announced the V3, the world’s first Ryzen 8000-powered tablet set to land next year. Unfortunately, these APUs won’t leverage the next-gen “Zen 5” core architecture but rely on the existing Zen 4 cores. These Ryzen 8000 APUs, codename Hawk Point will be a refresh of the Ryzen 7000 “Phoenix” family.
Like most x86 designs, this tablet will leverage Windows 11, more or less making it a convertible. One of the key highlights will be the inclusion of the RDNA 3.5 iGPU and the XDNA engine for accelerating mild AI workloads. The Ryzen AI feature is built atop this dedicated chip.
The Ryzen 8000 APUs on Miniforum’s V3 tablet will come in two power envelopes, namely 22W and 28W, putting them up there with most ultrabooks and convertibles. Like most convertibles, it’ll feature two USB 4, and one USB Type-C DP-in Only port. You also get an audio jack and an SD card slot. For connectivity, it comes with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 support.
The V3 tablets have a vibrant 14-inch QHD+ display with a refresh rate of 165Hz, 2x high speakers, and 2x low speakers. The front has a 2-megapixel camera with Windows Hello support for facial recognition, backed by a 5-megapixel rear camera.
With a QHD+ display running at 165Hz, battery life is surely going to be a concern. The Minisforum V3 is paired with a battery capacity greater than 50Wh to keep up with the notebook-class hardware. It is also compatible with MPP2.0 stylus technology, allowing 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, ideal for artists and content creators.