We’ve been hearing a lot about a supposed Xbox 720 tablet before the Microsoft Surface was launched and now rumors are back. Back then we even saw a specs list of the device, that was supposed to be a gaming slate with incredible processor. It appears that insiders are now claiming that the Xbox 720 will either run on a custom ARM processor or a new Intel SoC, depending on what Microsoft will be wowed by.

The Xbox Surface will be focused only on gaming and not try to be more than it promises. Messaging and other tablet functions will be included, stuff like IE 10 browsing and all that, but that’s it. Microsoft could follow in the footsteps of the Wii U and combine the tablet with a “base station” console. Other rumored specs and features include a 7 inch 1280 x 720 multitouch display, Bluetooth, WiFi and a 2.4 GHz custom link between the tablet and the twin core main console.

5GB of memory will also be included, plus a custom 28 nm AMD GPU with 1.2 GB of GDDR5 RAM, as well as a 250 GB 10,000 rpm HDD. There’s also a custom OS built on the Linux kernel, not Windows 8 or Windows RT, strangely. The same hardware development studio behind the Surface will also take care of this project apparently. It’s been about 6 or maybe even 7 years since we’ve had the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, so maybe it’s time for a change. And that’s certainly not coming from Sony…

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  • Davey

    Microsoft, use Linux…?! Not bleedin likely!!!!