MINISFORUM to launch Microsoft Surface Pro rival powered by AMD Ryzen 7040U APUs with 2-in-1 design
Last week, provided new details about the Project DRFXI, Project RPFXI and UM790 XTX, all forthcoming mini-PC models. However, the company also teased the release of its first tablet, which it claims will be available in Q1 2024. While MINISFORUM has held plenty back about its foray into tablets, it appears that the device will be one of the most powerful tablets and convertibles whenever it actually launches.
Currently, MINISFORUM has teased that it is developing the tablet with the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, an APU with an octa-core Zen 4 set up and a Radeon 780M iGPU. By default, the Ryzen 7 7840U has a 28 W TDP, but it can be configured as low as 15 W for more thermally constrained devices like tablets. Thus, it seems that MINISFORUM's tablet will run Windows 11, which it hinted as much during its presentation. Moreover, the unnamed tablet has thin bezels, a built-in kickstand and stylus support.
Based on the images that MINISFORUM has revealed so far, the tablet will feature a fingerprint scanner that doubles as a power button and a pair of USB Type-C or USB4 ports. Furthermore, the tablet will be available with a detachable keyboard. In other words, MINISFORUM's first tablet may be a more powerful alternative to the Surface Pro 10, which Microsoft is expected to launch next month as a Surface Pro 9 and Surface Pro 9 5G replacement. Unfortunately, other details are unknown for now, although we would expect MINISFORUM to share more details in the ensuing months before Q1 2024 rolls around.