Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Microsoft Working on Xbox Surface, 7-inch Gaming Tablet

It looks like Razer's reluctance over Project Fiona may have cost it some potential market share, and it's going to have to face mighty Microsoft in the upcoming gaming tablet market segment. Redmond plans to fuse its Xbox and Surface product lines to create the Xbox Surface, a 7-inch tablet designed for gaming. There's not much information on how Microsoft will handle input, but we're guessing that in addition to its multi-touch screen, Microsoft could bundle a wireless Xbox 360 controller. The tablet itself could be designed with buttons and thumb-sticks. The 7-inch 16:9 screen of the Xbox Surface features a native resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (720p). Driving the tablet is an ARM-based SoC, though it's possible that Microsoft could decide to use an Intel x86 chip. The ARM processor is backed by high-bandwidth memory. The new tablet is most likely slated for 2013.

Source: The Verge
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33 Comments on Microsoft Working on Xbox Surface, 7-inch Gaming Tablet

#1
manofthem
I wouldn't mind a tablet if it actually had some decent gaming capabilities. I'm not sure what this will handle, but if it's a viable option for on the go gaming, I'd consider it.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: manofthem
I wouldn't mind a tablet if it actually had some decent gaming capabilities. I'm not sure what this will handle, but if it's a viable option for on the go gaming, I'd consider it.
From what it sounds like in terms of specs



I don't like the SCSI 10k drive idea. Should just be a 32 or 64GB SSD.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
*****Please delete post*****
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#4
Deadlyraver
Having a tablet that is a portable gaming platform would be an awesome replacement for a PS Vita.
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#5
Jack1n
Yeah a 10k rpm drive in a mobile device wont last long,pretty sure it will end up being an SSD.
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Lionheart
That looks like the specs for the next Xbox:wtf: I don't see how you can cram all that into a tablet:twitch: unless I'm reading it wrong:fear:
Reread the specs the little 7 line section in the top left corner.
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#8
Covert_Death
by: Lionheart
That looks like the specs for the next Xbox:wtf: I don't see how you can cram all that into a tablet:twitch: unless I'm reading it wrong:fear:
your reading it wrong.... this tablet IS the next XBOX!
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Covert_Death
your reading it wrong.... this tablet IS the next XBOX!
No the tablet is an addon for the xbox kind of like you can do with the PSP, but likely better.
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#10
Lionheart
by: cdawall
Reread the specs the little 7 line section in the top left corner.
Yup but was referring to where it said "Stationary Computing Device" :ohwell:

by: Covert_Death
your reading it wrong.... this tablet IS the next XBOX!
Oh really....:confused: pretty powerful tablet then:clap:
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#12
DannibusX
by: FordGT90Concept
SCSI tells me they're fake. No way they'd use SCSI. They'd also never use a 10K RPM HDD. 5400 RPM is far more likely and even that doesn't make much sense in a tablet.
It's not in the tablet. Reread the spec sheet bro.
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#13
atticus14
hmm IBM cpu? Must be going for backwards compatibility.
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#14
dieterd
wait, wait, wait... a 2,5 inch HDD in 7 inch tablet? are u serious? and how about blue ray drive ? :D
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#15
DannibusX
The massive reading comprehension fail makes me sad.
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#16
Bo$$
380w PSU? are you guys high or something... Thats not portable :laugh:
they are explaining 2 different devices
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#17
repman244
by: dieterd
wait, wait, wait... a 2,5 inch HDD in 7 inch tablet? are u serious? and how about blue ray drive ? :D
Wait, wait, wait...can you read?
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#18
Prima.Vera
Is Tablet Computing Device and Stationary Computing Device. 2 separate specs.
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#19
ALMOSTunseen
So they're going for a bit of a Wii U thing here?
The specs of the main unit look great, it might actually stand a chance against pc. Now that ATI gpu... It gets me thinking, if ps3 has crunching, why can't xbox have it now?
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#20
lyndonguitar
I play games
Tablet Computing Device...


Stationary Computing Device...
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#21
WhiteLotus
by: ALMOSTunseen
So they're going for a bit of a Wii U thing here?
Glad I wasn't the only one that thought this. Who bets that this will be able to "interact" with the new xbox just like the WiiU does/will?
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: WhiteLotus
Glad I wasn't the only one that thought this. Who bets that this will be able to "interact" with the new xbox just like the WiiU does/will?
I sure hope so.
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#23
Hillbilly
With so many people moving in this direction. It makes the Wii U look like a good idea.
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#24
1d10t
by: Deadlyraver
Having a tablet that is a portable gaming platform would be an awesome replacement for a PS Vita.
or the tablet itself. ridiculously,almost 90% of my colleagues using their tablet just for interactive gaming other than browse the web.tablet more like lifestyle,they are barely productive and not even useful in office environment.they reluctant to choose gaming portable devices,said that they are too old for that :laugh:
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#25
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
by: DannibusX
It's not in the tablet. Reread the spec sheet bro.
That makes more sense but still, I don't believe it. Economics says their choice should be SATA, not SCSI, and 7200 RPM, not 10,000 RPM. It sounds very expensive too.
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