View Full Version : Microsoft Introduces Multi-Touch Laptop

June 22nd, 2007, 03:35 PM
Following right on the heels of Microsoft’s Surface Table, the folks at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, have developed a prototype of a multi-touch laptop. Here’s a short video from Steve Hodges, Manager of Microsoft’s Sensors and Devices Group, presenting his new toy. Enjoy the show!

this looks quite neat, and the fact that it is mainly hardware based, suggests to me that it could readily be adapted and improved by other operating systems. then again, i suppose it depends on patents and such!

June 22nd, 2007, 03:38 PM
developed a prototype of a multi-touch laptop.

Don't get too excited it is just a research project. It doesn't mean they're going to start selling anything which is probably why they are talking about it. Free PR.

June 22nd, 2007, 04:40 PM
That's pretty neat..My only question is how often does one have to clean the screen of fingerprints...Those drive me crazy on a monitor. :D Don't think a machine like that would be for me though...