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
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i wonder if this thread will turn into the disaster that is the ps4 thread...
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#2
Dos101
The fact that The Verge is the source for all the articles running this story makes me suspicious.....
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#3
Lionheart
by: Easy Rhino
i wonder if this thread will turn into the disaster that is the ps4 thread...
Bigmack ain't here so it shouldn't...
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#4
1d10t
or should i start? :laugh:
" y'll cannot do a simple kindergarten math,how in earth a 6670 can render 1440p?it needs 4x..no...5x more powerful GPU like GTX690 or 7990 Devil 13.And why MS follow AMD to stuff 12 cores?They should use Xeon E5 instead"

*fly away...
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Easy Rhino
i wonder if this thread will turn into the disaster that is the ps4 thread...
It doesn't have an AMD CPU in it so probably not. Those aren't powerful enough to play games on remember?
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#6
Nihilus
How does a tablet draw 380 watts?
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#7
ALMOSTunseen
by: Nihilus
How does a tablet draw 380 watts?
I think that may be the "Stationary Computing Device"
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#8
Totally
by: FordGT90Concept
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.
I think this move is to prevent people from buying off the shelf hard drives to upgrade their old xbox hd instead of buying it from MS, since SCSI drives aren't that common.
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