I want one of these.
The Microsoft Surface Website launched tonight. Take a trip to http://www.microsoft.com/surface/ to see the one of the coolest Implementations of user interactive design to make it to production. You may have seen this TED demo.
In this demo, Jeff Han shows off (for the first time publicly) a high-resolution multi-touch computer screen that may herald the end of the point-and-click mouse. The demo, which drew spontaneous applause and audible gasps from the audience, begins with a simple lava lamp, then turns into a virtual photo-editing tabletop, where Han flicks photos across the screen as if they were paper snapshots. (The Apple iPhone, to be released a year later, also does multi-touch — but only with two fingers.)
Surface is Microsoft attempt at commercializing this kind of hardware interface.
This amazing hardware device has been in development at Microsoft since 2001. Designed to work as a real desktop (30 inch interactive flat top) it sports a beautiful touch sensitive screen.