AMD docking technology adjusts tablet, laptop performance in hybrids
AMD's Turbo Dock increases performance when hybrid is in laptop mode, scales down in tablet mode
Agam Shah, IDG News Service February 20, 2013 01:41 PM ET
Advanced Micro Devices hopes to take on Intel's ultrabooks with a new keyboard docking technology that modifies the level of performance of thin-and-light hybrid devices when used in tablet or laptop modes.
The company's Turbo Dock technology will adapt system performance when a hybrid laptop is in tablet mode, and vice versa, said Steve Belt, corporate vice president at AMD. The underlying technology behind Turbo Dock cranks up the clock speed of a processor when the tablet is connected to the dock, turning the hybrid device into a high-performance laptop.