Word around the web is that Microsoft is planning to develop a gaming tablet. In light of the latest unveiling of Windows 8, this mini tablet could really catch on and give gamers the possibility to play their favorite games on the go. As you’ve seen, the games from the Windows 8 App Store allow you to connect them to your Xbox Live account and keep track of scores and so on.

A more portable device for such games could be a huge hit, especially if the rumors involving the specs turn out to be real. The Xbox Surface 7 inch tablet has (as some would call it) the perfect screen for mobile games, but it will also allow you to use the other features that the OS has.

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Xbox Surface : The Specs

The Xbox Surface tablet will most likely have a custom ARM processor and a bigger amount of RAM memory for more intensive games, and also a powerful GPU unit so it can handle more graphics intensive games. There is a leaked table of specs for the Xbox Surface 7 inch tablet, that left us drooling for such a powerful device, it might end up to be nothing more than a fake, but we most certainly hope not. We only hope that Microsoft will be able to pull it off.

 

The Software

As this will be a gaming tablet, the Microsoft crew will have to customize the operating system and make more gaming friendly, but it’s expected that some other features like mail & messaging will still be available.

Recent events regarding Microsoft have also fueled these rumors. Some of the factories involved in building the Xbox consoles have been locked down and operate on tight schedule and limited access and with employees of the Interactive Entertainment Business division all around. Not much else is known at this time, but we hope that an official confirmation will come soon and in the short future we will have the possibility to hold in our hands the much anticipated Microsoft Xbox Surface 7 inch gaming tablet.


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