Microsoft Surface

At the D: All Things Digital conference Microsoft will unveil a new product called Microsoft Surface. According to the press release, Microsoft Surface turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. On10 has a great video showing the history behind the device and how you can interact with the tabletop. Expect to the see the product at Harrah’s Entertainment, Starwood Hotels and T-Mobile later this year. If you’re looking for a good critical review check out Jon Fortt’s review where he discusses issues such as cost (i.e. each Surface computer is expected to cost between $5,000 to $10,000), training involved for initial launch partners and sales people, practicality and maintenance issues.

One Reply to “Microsoft Surface”

  1. I saw this introduced in a video early this spring as a prototype. The presenter had the unit angled up like a podium, and the cool part was that not only was the screen projected behind him, but you could actually see THROUGH the screen as he worked.

    I wonder what came first… the computer in Minority Report, or this one?

    If paired with some of the high-end graphics & 3D programs out there, this is going to rock my world… 🙂