It was only a matter of time before someone installed Windows 8 on a touchscreen coffee table, just like Microsoft's original Surface. Now they have and it looks... kind of awesome, actually.

YouTube user slymick—otherwise known as Mick—is the man behind this video of Windows 8 running on a 40-inch multitouch coffee table. Let's be honest: it looks great. Whether it's for flicking through web pages or playing Angry Birds or whatever, we defy anyone not to want to give it a try.


Sure, Windows 8 has been on giant displays before—let's not forget that Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch version running in his office-but seeing DIY version is really quite neat. I just wish the guy in the video was wearing a long sleeve shirt. [YouTube via Gizmodo Australia]