Viewsonic and EXOPC have joined forces to drag the PC into the world of touch and gestures. No longer is it the territory of tablets and smartphones alone. The EXOdesk PC represents a new generation of touch screen hardware that is invading our desktops and coffee tables. This week Viewsonic and EXOdesk announced the production of a 32″ EXOdesk that should be available early 2012 for $1,299 USD. The new model will be on display for all to see in the Viewsonic booth at the up-coming CES – Consumer Electronics Show -, January 2012 Las Vegas. Laid out flat the EXOdesk becomes an Über touch screen surface computer or even an interactive coffee table. Upright the EXO is an Über white board and interactive display. Anyway you look at it the EXOdesk is signalling a new way to work with our machines. Microsoft’s Surface is being priced out of the reach of everyday noids – $8,400 USD – but thankfully it is no longer the only touch screen Surface in town, there is a new kid on the block, the EXODesk. The computing surface for everyone.
In the techy world of übergadgets, many products don’t make the transition from idea to retail, vapor ware is the name given to these forlorn product ideas and prototypes that simply disappear into the ether. With an incredibly popular demonstration earlier this year at tech expo CES, ‘Surface‘ seemed too good to be true, and looked like one of those ideas that just may end up being an ether dweller.
Thankfully ‘Surface‘ hasn’t been relegated to the trash can of design, Samsung has announced this week that ‘Surface SUR40‘ is available for pre-order.
With ‘Surface‘ Microsoft and Samsung have delivered more than just a new touch screen, ‘Surface‘ is a new way of collaborating.
Samsung worked closely with Microsoft, quickly evolving the Surface from a frumpy gadget to it’s current thin design, and with the most powerful vision-based capabilities in the LCD market, Surface shines. READ MORE