Continuing on with the Microsoft Surface hands on series, here is the latest group of images. These are from the collection of early Surface tables. As you can see, the Surface has come a long way from where it began. It was a neat arrangement to be able to check out. Personally my favorite style was the futuristic Jetson’s looking table, but some others were interesting as well. For example the lighter colored wooden table was actually made from an Ikea table, I guess you could call that a special edition.
The taller, red colored table (stand) was also a really interesting one to check out, built by hand, that table has a slot towards the bottom that a laptop slide in and out of. A laptop you ask, yup, a laptop because that is what happened to power that particular model. You can also clearly see the Dell box sticking out of the Ikea table, just goes to show you how much simpler they were when the project was first coming along. While they would not crack open a new (final) Surface for us to poke around in, I am quite certain that its quite a bit more evolved now.
Keep reading to check out the images, with appologies in advance for some of them being a little dark. Also, don’t forget to check out the previous posts in this hands-on series.