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Microsoft is making a 7 inch gaming tablet called Xbox Surface, according to a new report.

Hardware planning for this device is underway, The Verge reports. It will “likely” include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks. These specs may be altered before release, though.



EDIT: NOTE THE HEADINGS OF "TABLET DEVICE" AND "STATIONARY DEVICE" GIVING DETAILS OF TWO SEPERATE DEVICES
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 11/6/12 at 1:07pm
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A 10k drive in a tablet? One noisy tablet.
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A 10k drive in a tablet? One noisy tablet.

The fan on the GPU will dampen the noise from the 10k drive.

I can imagine that 28nm GPU fan now... (it will have to be louder than my 6970)
 
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not worth it at all if you ask me, but cool nonetheless.
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It'd be interesting if this WAS the next Xbox tongue.gif
    
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A 10k drive in a tablet? One noisy tablet.

Exactly what jumped out at me. I guess games will use a lot of space (?) and a 256gb ssd isn't cost effective..
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I'm sure the specs will flip flop around. I just don't see a 10k drive being viable in any sort of handheld device. Especially one that's going to be super concerned with heat and battery life.
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It seems like its missing a disc drive, so I guess running games from the HD means they'll need a responsive disk drive?
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I'm sure the specs will flip flop around. I just don't see a 10k drive being viable in any sort of handheld device. Especially one that's going to be super concerned with heat and battery life.

I agree.

Finding it hard to take much of it too seriously....for now.
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Interesting. I think this could be pretty cool.
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