According to The Verge, Microsoft is building a gaming tablet called the Xbox Surface.
According to the report the production of the 7-inch tablet will be kept tightly under wraps with it likely being manufactured under the same secret production process at the factory that produced the Surface.
This will separate the new tablet from the partners that traditionally manufacture Microsoft’s Xbox consoles.
The company has also gone so far as to limit employee access to its Interactive Entertainment Business division.
Features of the Xbox Surface are likely to include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM that is designed specifically for gaming tasks and rather than run a full version of Windows, it will run a custom Windows kernel.