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Microsoft Trying to Push Surface Out the Door Faster For Us, the Little People

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Did you know? There's a lot of consumer demand for this whole touchscreen/surface computing thing. Also, five years is a long time to bring out a product after announcing it, right? Well, Microsoft knows this. Steve Ballmer said today they're "going to follow our nose" and put it to the grindstone to get a consumer version of its Surface touch computer out to your local Best Buy sooner, rather than way later after a total project re-boot with five different versions and horrible driver support. That's comforting. [CNet]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

@fragglepac: And even in the Island, the Surface-like desk that Dr. Merrick used was for business application, not for home use.

What we have here is a computer that, while cool overall, is still woefully limited based solely on the fact that it's also a big ass piece of furniture, is mondo expensive for the kit, and can't be used for much else than fiddling around with images and syncing cameras. It's place is in some futuristic electronics store, at least for now. The only way I'd use something like this is if it was a flat tablet that was hooked up to another computer and use it as a drawing tab for my artwork. Oh, I could always just get the Cintiq for that.