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Microsoft Working on Xbox Surface, 7-inch Gaming Tablet

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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  2. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    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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    From what it sounds like in terms of specs

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    I don't like the SCSI 10k drive idea. Should just be a 32 or 64GB SSD.
     
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    Having a tablet that is a portable gaming platform would be an awesome replacement for a PS Vita.
     
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    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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    Reread the specs the little 7 line section in the top left corner.
     
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    your reading it wrong.... this tablet IS the next XBOX!
     
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    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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    Yup but was referring to where it said "Stationary Computing Device" :ohwell:

    Oh really....:confused: pretty powerful tablet then:clap:
     
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    It's not in the tablet. Reread the spec sheet bro.
     
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    hmm IBM cpu? Must be going for backwards compatibility.
     
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    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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    The massive reading comprehension fail makes me sad.
     
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    380w PSU? are you guys high or something... Thats not portable :laugh:
    they are explaining 2 different devices
     
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    Wait, wait, wait...can you read?
     
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    Is Tablet Computing Device and Stationary Computing Device. 2 separate specs.
     
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    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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    Tablet Computing Device...


    Stationary Computing Device...
     
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    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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    I sure hope so.
     
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    With so many people moving in this direction. It makes the Wii U look like a good idea.
     
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    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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