7-Inch Gaming Tablet Reportedly In The Works At Microsoft

Could Microsoft finally be entering the portable gaming market? According to a report from The Verge, it certainly appears that way, as a number of sources have confirmed to the outlet that the previously rumored 7-inch gaming tablet, dubbed the Xbox Surface, is currently in the works.

The device is said to be designed with gamers in mind, with "a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks." In addition, it allegedly won't run on a full version of Windows, but rather a "custom Windows kernel." Other functions like messaging, which are often standard in tablets, may be included, but again, gaming will serve as its primary function.

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