Flat future for Microsoft's Surface?

The tabletop PC may not be a new idea but Microsoft deserves some credit for at least appearing to innovate

Whether you think it's just another Microsoft gimmick doomed to go the way of the Smart Display and other failed hardware ideas, or a genuinely interesting attempt at innovation from a company seeking to reinvent itself, Milan, or Surface as it's officially known, is certainly pretty to look at.

The jury seems to be out on how useful Surface actually is outside of a niche market of casinos and restaurants, but the cost will have to come down from its $10,000 (£5,021) price tag if the eventual product family is going to attract consumers and businesses in any kind of numbers.

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