Microsoft’s upcoming tablet may be part of a product called the Xbox Surface. The company is holding an event in Los Angeles later today to make some sort of announcement, and word on the street is that the company will introduce a tablet.
In advance of that event, the folks at Shifted2u have obtained a leaked document describing a new product called the Xbox Surface — and it looks like the tablet might just be part of today’s announcement.
Update: Microsoft has unveiled a new line of Surface tablets with ARM and Intel processors.
The Xbox Surface appears to be a device with two parts: a “stationary computing device” and a “tablet computing device.”
The tablet is said to feature a 7 inch multitouch 1280 x 720 pixel LED display, WiFi, Bluetooth, an SDHC card slot, and 288 MB of RAM.
Meanwhile the stationary device has a two 3.1 GHz 6-core IBM Power7 processors, 5GB of RAM, and a custom 825 MHz 28nm AMD graphics processor.
The combined unit will be able to support video output at resolutions up to 1440p, and will feature a 250GB hard drive, 4 USB 3.0 ports, Component, HDMI, and S/PDIF, Ethernet, and up to 4 wireless game controllers.
It sounds like the tablet might just be some sort of remote control device for the next-generation Xbox game console and home theater device. It could be Microsoft’s answer to the Nintendo Wii U.
We should know more after Microsoft holds its event starting at 3:30 Pacific.