Xbox Surface 7in tablet in the pipeline?

Xbox Surface 7in tablet in the pipeline?Steve Ballmer has already confirmed that more Microsoft hardware is “obviously” on the way, without mentioning anything specific. The bookies’ favourites are a Surface smartphone and/or Microsoft Surface 2.

However, we’re also hearing word of something called the Xbox Surface, a 7in tablet with a focus on gaming.

That’s the good word according to The Verge, crediting “multiple sources familiar with plans within Redmond.”

Proposed Xbox Surface specs include a 7in display (1280 x 720), though it’s unclear whether the Xbox Surface will be powered by ARM or Intel.

In either case, the Xbox Surface is tipped to rock a custom OS – as opposed to full-fat Windows 8 or Windows 8 RT.

Over on Slashgear, a leaked Xbox Surface spec sheet suggests it’ll pair with a “Stationary Computing Device”, or “Xbox 720” if you prefer. Shades of Nintendo’s Wii U, with its tablet-style controller thingy.

Several Xbox-related buildings are said to have been locked down recently, with limited employee access, suggesting something big is going down.

Needless to say, Microsoft has refused to comment on the Xbox Surface rumours.

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Pondlife  Nov. 7, 2012 at 13:25

250gb hmm that presumably means hard drive. :(

B1zarr0Prim3  Nov. 7, 2012 at 13:54

This could get interesting.
I'm hoping it can be used standalone and not just paired with an "SCD"

barrybarryk  Nov. 7, 2012 at 17:40

lol Might want to plug the old brain back in and re-read the original leaked spec sheet again, that's what all these nonsense xbox surface tablet rumours are based on.

If that sheet is accurate, the tablet isnot a standalone device, nor is there any mention of the tablet portion having an insane 5GB of RAM or 250GB HDD, that's all very clearly under the "Stationary Computing Device" portion of the specification

lcurdie / MOD  Nov. 7, 2012 at 19:32

Haha! Oh dear. I blame, er, Slashgear.


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