Yes, 288 Mb of RAM sounds really, really low considering mobile devices carry along more than 1GB of RAM. But it does suggest that the tablet acts like more like a wireless screen than a standalone device.
The stationary device packs two 'IBM POWER7 SCMs' with six cores (WOW!!!) clocked at 3.1GHz each, there’s also 5GB of system memory, an AMD-sourced GPU containing 1.2GB of on-board memory and full DirectX 11 support. There's also a "250GB 2.5 inch 10K RPM hard disk".
The "stationary device" also offers four ports for controllers, 4x USB 3.0 ports for other peripherals (like extra storage), component and HDMI TV-outs, optical S/PDIFF and an Ethernet port.
Well, I'm not sure. Maybe it's just me, or does this sound like an Xbox version of the 'Wii U GamePad' right along with a brand new Xbox?
It goes without saying that this Xbox Surface business is far from official and that the image you see above may be nothing but a quick mockup.
We also learned that the tablet will run on Microsoft's own Windows 8 platform.