Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday November 06, 2012

Xbox Surface: Microsoft's 7" Gaming Tablet?

There is a rumor out there today that Microsoft is building a Xbox Surface 7" tablet. I'm not sure why, considering Xbox SmartGlass looks so cool and works on everything you already own (phone / tablets), who would need a dedicated device?

The Xbox Surface will likely include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks. We're told these specifications could be altered to accommodate an unannounced Intel SoC and that the Xbox Surface is being developed independent of specific hardware architecture. Microsoft's Xbox Surface won't run a full version of Windows, rather this 7-inch tablet will run a custom Windows kernel. Messaging and other tablet functions may be supported, but the focus is on gaming.