May 31, 2007
Microsoft Surface – Demo
Business 2.0 offers a demonstration of Microsoft Surface, a 30 inch touch controlled monitor running a modified version of Windows Vista.
I call this touch-controlled and not touch-sensitive because unlike Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and a lot of other tech products out there, Surface isn’t technically a touchscreen. Surface uses five cameras beneath the screen to track movement and even recognize patterns. (Microsoft uses a barcode-like system to allow Surface to recognize certain objects.)
Microsoft though not specific on the costs hinted that the Surface Computer will sell for $ 5000 to $10,000, however that is just the initial cost as there would also be costs associated with teaching salespeople how to use it.