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. 


Xbox Surface
credit: Shifted2U

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.

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4 replies on “Microsoft Xbox Surface tablet details leaked”

  1. Wow — with those specs it’s either going to be subsidized or expensive. It looks sexy, for sure, but it’s not going to be selling for $400 any time soon.

    I have to laugh at those who are already declaring this to be the iPad killer. A lot more has to happen before they uproot Apple from the top spot (or Google from second place even).

  2. If this is real, MS will be delivering yet-another dud; it’s a decent idea, but their timing is beyond horrible.

  3. My prediction: The actual announcement by Microsoft will be far less interesting and exciting than any of the speculation and rumors that have been floating around over the past week.

  4. Sounds like the specs the XBOX 720 would tout… perhaps Microsoft will be dropping the number scheme and re-branding towards a complete home entertainment system.

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