Published on 9th July 2010 by
Originally Posted by crazyceoWho would honestly want the restrictions of an iPad on an all in one system? iPad = major disappointment
I think you've done a great job with what you had to play with. How was the responsiveness on the touch screen in comparison to other more expensive all in ones on the market?
Originally Posted by crazyceoiPad = major disappointment
Originally Posted by rickysioNothing's stopping you from directly hooking up a keyboard and a mouse - unlike the iPad.
Originally Posted by Landy_Ed@Jipa, that's more to do with habits than anything else. put a 3 year old in front of it and you'll see things from a different perspective.
Originally Posted by Sea ShadowI'm pretty sure that the cameras in Microsoft Surface solutions don't use cameras that see the heat from your finger, just IR light around the 800-950nm range. After all, the systems are heavily pitched with their object recognition based on the IR tags that are affixed to devices, and the tags (stickers) don't put out heat but are easily capable of reflecting IR light from below. I believe it is a DI (diffused illumination setup) with the 5 cameras, where there is an IR source in the enclosure, and the cameras have color filters to only allow IR light. Actually it is not all that difficult to build a similar system. Nearly 3 years ago I had a simple multi-touch system running at home that was quite similar to the technology behind Surface, but I only used 1 camera instead of 5.
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