Microsoft surface, a new feature for Vienna / Windows 7 tablet?


Hi

I just found this: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/
First off, I think it looks pretty cool. They show it as being a table, but I'm thinking, mabey they will put something in like this in Windows vienna tablet edition. So, what do you think Since tablets have touch screens, it might be a nice feature to have.

So, what are your thoughts on it

Cheers,
Matt
Posted On: Saturday 6th of October 2012 01:47:19 AM Total Views:  239
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