Microsoft Making 7-inch 'X-Box Surface' Tablet
New tablet would be just for gaming
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2012 2:25 PM CST
Panos Panay, the general manager of the Microsoft Surface holds "Surface," a new tablet computer shown with optional covers options at Hollywood's Milk Studios in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Newser) – The latest gossip out of Silicon Valley: Microsoft is developing a new, 7-inch gaming tablet known as the Xbox Surface, insiders tell The Verge. The device, still in the testing stages, will contain hardware designed specifically for games, though some basic tablet and Windows features may be incorporated. Fueling the rumors is the fact that Microsoft recently limited employee access to its Xbox buildings; The Verge speculates that's so the company can run testing for the tablet. If it all turns out to be true, expect to see the Xbox Surface show up before the next Xbox console debuts.

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ApolitickalExtremist
Nov 6, 2012 2:58 PM CST
Good idea but PC is the future, you can play just about any game on PC and with a much wider range of customizable keybinds.
wd56
Nov 6, 2012 2:39 PM CST
Great! I am surprised they didn't come out with this first given that the xbox has been their most successful product after windows. After popularity increased with this they should have released the normal tablets.
crackalacka
Nov 6, 2012 2:31 PM CST
Very cool!! It had better come with a controller and have most games designed with this in mind.. Portability is the key here: Not obsessing on how to make the touch screen the main controls. Obviously use em intelligently, but no touch-screen controls have been better than a physical one.