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Xbox Surface 7-inch gaming tablet reaches “initial hardware planning stage” – rumor

Tuesday, 6th November 2012 15:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox Surface is a 7-inch gaming tablet reportedly in development at Microsoft.

According to multiple sources familiar with the project, the tablet has reached the initial hardware planning stage, according to The Verge.

Specifications for Xbox Surface first emerged back in June just before the firm’s Surface RT and Surface Pro were announced.

The specs listed, according to the sources, are “accurate” and final implementation “is being worked on,” with the tablet reportedly containing an ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM for games.

It is also being said the tablet could contain the Intel SoC and while it won’t run the full version of Windows 8, it will run a custom Windows kernel.

The Verge notes part of Xbox Surface is being developed at Microsoft’s offices in Silicon Valley, where recent lock downs at several Xbox-related buildings have taken place.

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  1. G1GAHURTZ

    I hope the 720 is going to be a tablet that docks…

    That would be HYPE!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    That is quite interesting. This isn’t a tablet as such, because it’s potentially going to house a 2.5″ HDD. That does make it much more like what G1GA is implying. Very interesting.

    Edit: That’s not gonna be cheap though is it?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. CyberMarco

    @1 That would be a freaking idea, imagine to connect the console/tablet via HDMI to the TV when playing at home and carrying around the tablet to play on the go, with touch controls and classic controller.

    Too good to be true! :P

    #3 2 years ago
  4. _LarZen_

    Give me a controller like the Wii U have with Windows 8 RT and that can be used with Xbox.

    #4 2 years ago