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Report: Microsoft working on 7-inch Xbox Surface gaming tablet

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The Verge has reported today that Microsoft is creating a 7-inch gaming tablet called the Xbox Surface. Sources supposedly confirmed the plans, with the company already in development of the tablet. The tablet will run a version of Windows 8, but not Windows 8 Pro since the tablet will be based on an ARM SoC. It is unclear whether the tablet will pack Windows RT, however. Specifications ...

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#1
Oh, for heavens' sake. Gimp the RAM again?! Console devs never learn.
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Originally posted by Bozobub:
Oh, for heavens' sake. Gimp the RAM again?! Console devs never learn.
Oh for heavens sake people will never learn consoles are not the same as computers. When the device is designed to do a specific task and only that task and run only software specifically designed for it you do not have to have such high specs

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#3
1) Consoles ARE computers, albeit very specialized ones.

2) Every console to date has been limited by insufficient RAM; the evidence is in the comments of the software developers for each system, after all.

3) RAM is quite cheap, and adding RAM is the one of the easiest ways to improve the performance of most computing devices, general-purpose or not.
#4
Here we go again, Microsoft see Microsoft do. Guess we will never see anything from Microsoft that was there own idea ever again.
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3) RAM is quite cheap, and adding RAM is the one of the easiest ways to improve the performance of most computing devices, general-purpose or not.
RAM is cheap sure, for standardized RAM that will easily fit into notebooks/PCs and Apple devices. But proprietary parts made for consoles (which are all different shapes and sizes for each console), raises the prices of RAM as they are designed specifically to fit into that console and that console only. That raises the cost quite significantly and so quantity and space is limited to the basics systems need for functioning.
#6
there have been rumours of microsoft releasing a handheld xbox for like 4 years.
make that 6 years.heres some links
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the real question should be are they really making it?????
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#7
The RAM used in various consoles only differs in that it's usually soldered in. The form factors of the individual RAM chips don't change an iota; they're just not configured into SIMMs/DIMMs. A quick google search for XBox and Playstation mobo pics confirms this.
#8
ram is ram don't matter what form they are, the supplier will change to any shape needed


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