Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Microsoft's Surface Computer Surfaces

Microsoft has unveiled its tabletop screen computer that you operate by touching the screen and moving things around much like what Tom Cruise does in the movie Minority Report. Only this time, the interface is not floating in three dimensions in front of the user. It practically lies on a table and reminds you of a plasma television screen (or a fancy CRT monitor) lying on its back.

Codenamed "Milan" during development, the computer is called "Surface" and you can see why in the picture. It is a full Vista operating system computer and has been in development for five years. Cool as it looks, it may not find it's way to your homes too soon. It's way to expensive for that at between $5,000 and $10,000. Developers say it may find roles in commercial applications for companies that may be interested. Would you buy it if it becomes ready for your home or office?

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