Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Microsoft's hardware binge: First tablets, now big displays | Brier Dudley's Blog | The Seattle Times

Coming soon to a wall near you?...
"Making Surface tablet computers was just the start of Microsoft's plunge into hardware manufacturing.
Today the company disclosed at its Worldwide Partners Conference in Toronto (which is being covered by colleague Janet Tu) that it bought Perceptive Pixel, one of the leading makers of big multitouch displays.
These are like flat-screen TVs, but instead of tuners they have advanced touchscreen systems.
It wouldn't be hard for Microsoft to squeeze an ARM processor into these displays and create a line of giant Windows 8 tablet computers with screens up to 82 inches diagonally."
Microsoft's hardware binge: First tablets, now big displays | Brier Dudley's Blog | The Seattle Times
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