Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:38 UTC
Microsoft The Verge is reporting Microsoft is building its own gaming tablet. "The Xbox Surface will likely include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks. We're told these specifications could be altered to accommodate an unannounced Intel SoC and that the Xbox Surface is being developed independent of specific hardware architecture. Microsoft's Xbox Surface won't run a full version of Windows, rather this 7-inch tablet will run a custom Windows kernel. Messaging and other tablet functions may be supported, but the focus is on gaming." Custom kernel. So, incompatible with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Question. Why?
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Why would anyone with a high resolution phone need a tablet?

Same reason why people buy 50" plasmas, when they could just buy a small TV and sit closer to it ;)

I have a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 7, and the 3 or so inches size difference is pretty noticeable to me, even though it doesn't seem like it would be in theory. Besides, if you're not near a power source and want to read, play games, watch a movie, or whatever, you can do it on a tablet without draining that non-removable battery on the Nexus 4.

Edited 2012-11-07 02:48 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Same reason why people buy 50" plasmas, when they could just buy a small TV and sit closer to it ;)

Actually it is about the size of the room.

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quackalist Member since:

Odd, I wander around the neighbourhood and half the living rooms have 50" TV's yet the rooms, mostly, are tiny...pity the swinging cat. The other 50% are probably unemployed or maybe it's the other way around.

Edited 2012-11-07 09:29 UTC

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phreck Member since:

We have a large room, yet we decided to buy only a 30" TV.

* Less power consumption
* Less noise encumbered on neighbours and neighbour rooms
* Less weight (which is nice upon cleaning or relocation)
* Cheaper in price

* ???

It is not about the size of the room, but about field-of-view (i.e. size/distance), which accounts for both vision and builtin-stereo-sound-perception.

Edited 2012-11-08 12:26 UTC

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