Xbox Surface: Specifications of a new tablet device leaked

By damaster | Posted June 18, 2012 73 comments

Xbox Surface SpecsOnly a few days after the alleged documentations of the Xbox 720, Kinect v2, and Kinect Glasses were leaked, today another document detailing the specifications for a tablet device named Xbox Surface has leaked. According to detailed obtained by Shifted2u, the new tablet device will be 7” in size with a 1280 x 720 resolution, SD card support, and more. The tablet device will also be accompanied by a new stationary device (new Xbox?), supporting full Direct3D 11 support, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 250 GB disk drive, and more. Check out the specification sheets below:

Xbox Surface Specs

We actually managed to obtain another document which corroborates with the above information, although this one is marked as “provisionary” and may be slightly older than the one above, but nonetheless shows the same Xbox Surface branding and similar specifications. It also shows logos from AMD, IBM, as well as Texas Instruments, potentially showing the manufacturers who supplies the various hardware parts and chipsets. Take particular note at the second-last bullet point, indicating that the tablet may have Kinect motion sensing technologies built-in:

Xbox Surface Specs

The timing of this leak is very interesting, which comes just before the mysterious Monday June 18th event from Microsoft. It is widely speculated that Microsoft may announce some sort of a tablet device during this event, and may feature Xbox Video streaming services according to TechCrunch. Given the event is to be held in Los Angeles, it is also widely speculated that it may be entertainment-related. With less than 9 hours to go until the event takes place, it’ll be interesting to see what the hype is all about. Stay tuned!

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 6:16 am
Category: News
Tags: Xbox, Xbox Surface
  • Sugadevan

    Interesting :) 

  • Sugadevan

    Interesting :) 

  • http://profiles.google.com/abrahamvivas Abraham Vivas

    Did someone actually look at the specs? This is just a Fan Concept. 22.2 surround sound? 2.5″ SCSI disk? on a tablet?

    • Oliver Petruzel

      EDIT: Nevermind, I see that you later figured out that it’s two devices.

      By the way, 22.5 Surround Sound is the audio component for the UHDTV (Ultra HDTV) standard… ;)

  • http://profiles.google.com/abrahamvivas Abraham Vivas

    Did someone actually look at the specs? This is just a Fan Concept. 22.2 surround sound? 2.5″ SCSI disk? on a tablet?

    • Oliver Petruzel

      EDIT: Nevermind, I see that you later figured out that it’s two devices.

      By the way, 22.5 Surround Sound is the audio component for the UHDTV (Ultra HDTV) standard… ;)

  • tN0

    Oh very interesting! Maybe a 7 inch tablet and a new set-top box console? Maybe this is to compete with WiiU, Kindle Fire and cheap Android tablets!

  • tN0

    Oh very interesting! Maybe a 7 inch tablet and a new set-top box console? Maybe this is to compete with WiiU, Kindle Fire and cheap Android tablets!

  • tN0

    These are actually 2 devices. A tablet and a stationary device.
    (Edit: in response to Abraham Vivas)

    • http://profiles.google.com/abrahamvivas Abraham Vivas

      I stand corrected; didn’t notice the 2 devices – excited to see Microsoft actively pushing their mobile strategy.

  • tN0

    These are actually 2 devices. A tablet and a stationary device.
    (Edit: in response to Abraham Vivas)

    • http://profiles.google.com/abrahamvivas Abraham Vivas

      I stand corrected; didn’t notice the 2 devices – excited to see Microsoft actively pushing their mobile strategy.

  • no one in particular

    5GB of Memory? 

  • no one in particular

    5GB of Memory? 

  • Damaster – LiveSide.net

    Just a bit of extra info – Rick Gutierrez works in Microsoft Research, and his profile says he had been working on the Kinect for Windows SDK project.

    Also just adding in a bit of my own speculation, notice the bottom of the spec sheet which says “Microsoft Surface, Xbox is a registered trademark…” Microsoft Surface, interestingly, is also under IEB (who made Xbox) and originated from Microsoft Research. So combining the two brands (Xbox + Surface) somehow makes sense here.

    But that is not to say any of the info above is real or fake. ;)

  • damaster

    Just a bit of extra info – Rick Gutierrez works in Microsoft Research, and his profile says he had been working on the Kinect for Windows SDK project.

    Also just adding in a bit of my own speculation, notice the bottom of the spec sheet which says “Microsoft Surface, Xbox is a registered trademark…” Microsoft Surface, interestingly, is also under IEB (who made Xbox) and originated from Microsoft Research. So combining the two brands (Xbox + Surface) somehow makes sense here.

    But that is not to say any of the info above is real or fake. ;)

  • frankwick

    Two IBM Power 7 processors?  WHAT?!?  If this was real wouldn’t this be ARM or Intel SoC?  I wasn’t aware microsoft had any mobile operating systems that ran on Power 7.  I didn’t even know Power 7 was mobile!!

    • frankwick

       Nevermind… just saw the Power 7 CPU is for the stationary portion of this combo unit.  So it looks like the tablet will dock?

  • frankwick

    Two IBM Power 7 processors?  WHAT?!?  If this was real wouldn’t this be ARM or Intel SoC?  I wasn’t aware microsoft had any mobile operating systems that ran on Power 7.  I didn’t even know Power 7 was mobile!!

    • frankwick

       Nevermind… just saw the Power 7 CPU is for the stationary portion of this combo unit.  So it looks like the tablet will dock?

  • nimatra

    Tablet with a DVD Drive lol, totally fake.

    • http://twitter.com/SevenDead1ySinz Jason Boyd

      You realize that those specs are for TWO devices right? a Tablet and a Stationary Device. The DVD Drive is clearly for the stationary device

      • nimatra

        Hm I see, the stationary specifications are mixed, most of them are better than 360 but CPU might not. At best it’s 360 v2 no way to be 720.

        • Asdfasfd

          What? It has 2 SCM’s with 6 CORES each and it also has atleast a 7xxx generation AMD card (GNC architecture). You bet this is at least 10x more powerful then the current xbox. And there is also the memory, 4-5GB is 10 times more then current xbox

  • nimatra

    Tablet with a DVD Drive lol, totally fake.

    • Jason Boyd

      You realize that those specs are for TWO devices right? a Tablet and a Stationary Device. The DVD Drive is clearly for the stationary device

      • nimatra

        Hm I see, the stationary specifications are mixed, most of them are better than 360 but CPU might not. At best it’s 360 v2 no way to be 720.

        • Asdfasfd

          What? It has 2 SCM’s with 6 CORES each and it also has atleast a 7xxx generation AMD card (GNC architecture). You bet this is at least 10x more powerful then the current xbox. And there is also the memory, 4-5GB is 10 times more then current xbox

  • http://twitter.com/counterblow the person

    I know one thing, Rick Guiterrez is really pissed off right now with all the schlubs emailing him.

    • Aruseus493

       No he isn’t. I personally know him and we are both laughing.

  • counterblow

    I know one thing, Rick Guiterrez is really pissed off right now with all the schlubs emailing him.

    • Aruseus493

       No he isn’t. I personally know him and we are both laughing.

  • http://w1ngnut.myopenid.com/ w1ngnut

    With these specs, couldn’t it be Xbox Next? I mean, a version of Surface, ported to every screen on your house!

    • Zicoz

      My thoughts exactly, the specs on the stationary device could definately be the next Xbox.

  • http://w1ngnut.myopenid.com/ w1ngnut

    With these specs, couldn’t it be Xbox Next? I mean, a version of Surface, ported to every screen on your house!

    • Zicoz

      My thoughts exactly, the specs on the stationary device could definately be the next Xbox.

  • Truthhz

    Sounds like modified Xbox 360 with win rt 7″ tablet. But does tablet have surface capability? And how does Kinect fit with tablet?

  • Truthhz

    Sounds like modified Xbox 360 with win rt 7″ tablet. But does tablet have surface capability? And how does Kinect fit with tablet?

  • jkth

    Am still hoping for a tablet running Surface’s PixelSense which I talked about back in September 2011: http://jamiekt.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/microsoft-build-expectations-intrigues-hopes-and-outlandish-dreams/

  • jkth

    Am still hoping for a tablet running Surface’s PixelSense which I talked about back in September 2011: http://jamiekt.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/microsoft-build-expectations-intrigues-hopes-and-outlandish-dreams/

  • Mario Albertico

    All sounds pretty impressive–I’m just happy Barnes & Noble was not a part of this.

    • http://w1ngnut.myopenid.com/ w1ngnut

      lol! Me too!

    • Pravin

      Me too

  • Mario Albertico

    All sounds pretty impressive–I’m just happy Barnes & Noble was not a part of this.

    • http://w1ngnut.myopenid.com/ w1ngnut

      lol! Me too!

    • Pravin

      Me too

  • Cunthickup

    and you guys can suck it

  • Cunthickup

    and you guys can suck it

  • chinch987

    looks about 3 years old. Tablet with optical drive is all you need to know.

    Do bloggers have any basic knowledge or vet any information nowadays? Seems not.

    • Guest

      cant you read? its TWI separate devices. A stationary device and tablet device (controller)

      • Guest

        TWO**

        • chinch987

          um… what were you saying… ROTFLMAO. Two SURFACE devices. One ARM and one INTEL.

          sorry but I was correct and the bloging-for-hits-writers wrong

  • chinch987

    looks about 3 years old. Tablet with optical drive is all you need to know.

    Do bloggers have any basic knowledge or vet any information nowadays? Seems not.

    • Guest

      cant you read? its TWI separate devices. A stationary device and tablet device (controller)

      • Guest

        TWO**

        • chinch987

          um… what were you saying… ROTFLMAO. Two SURFACE devices. One ARM and one INTEL.

          sorry but I was correct and the bloging-for-hits-writers wrong

  • Guest

    10k RPM Hard drive. ROFLMAO.

    • Zicoz

      What’s wrong With that? And SSD would add another $100 to the price.

  • Guest

    10k RPM Hard drive. ROFLMAO.

    • Zicoz

      What’s wrong With that? And SSD would add another $100 to the price.

  • PandaBomb

    Yay! New console is finally here! Awesome! Tablet device is clearly a controller device for it and it says it supports up to 4! Suck that Wii U! SmartGlass FTW!

  • PandaBomb

    Yay! New console is finally here! Awesome! Tablet device is clearly a controller device for it and it says it supports up to 4! Suck that Wii U! SmartGlass FTW!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLCLG33NBZ6O2343JEMWX57OCM boltsnvikes

    Removed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLCLG33NBZ6O2343JEMWX57OCM boltsnvikes

    Removed.

  • minhhai2209

    Why do so many people fail to read the article before posting comments?

  • minhhai2209

    Why do so many people fail to read the article before posting comments?

  • crazy asylum

    anyone else notice “optical discs utilized for movies will not be supported” for the blu-ray drive? so no blu-ray movie support, only game discs… 

  • crazy asylum

    anyone else notice “optical discs utilized for movies will not be supported” for the blu-ray drive? so no blu-ray movie support, only game discs… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/eniakers Jesús Yáñez Sotelo

    those specs must be for x720

    cpu’s 3 GHz… gpu based on 7000 series of AMD (almost 7900)… hard drive…BluRay…

  • http://www.facebook.com/eniakers Jesús Yáñez Sotelo

    those specs must be for x720

    cpu’s 3 GHz… gpu based on 7000 series of AMD (almost 7900)… hard drive…BluRay…

  • gerryrivers86

    maybe i’m missing something but since when did tablets include DVD and CD support

  • gerryrivers86

    maybe i’m missing something but since when did tablets include DVD and CD support

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