Microsoft Surface (Or the PixeSense)

I’ve been curious about what happened to Microsoft PixelSense formerly known as Microsoft Surface.

Is it a dead product already with no active development?

The last interesting work I saw was by Zac Bowden of WinCentral, where he upgraded OS from Windows Vista to Windows 10 on the original Surface.

I was really fascinated with original Surface.

Anyone else sharing same sentiments with me on this one?

Conversation 3 comments

  • xperiencewindows

    17 January, 2018 - 1:17 pm

    <p>Pretty sure it’s dead. </p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    17 January, 2018 - 1:44 pm

    <p>I think the Surface Hub is the nearest product to it that's sold nowadays.</p>

  • Usman

    Premium Member
    17 January, 2018 - 7:23 pm

    <p>You're exactly right, it's dead product with no active development. The product is expensive, no just because of it being a huge table but because of the way it handled touch. PixelSense (which is the name for the second version) literally had multiple cameras to handle touch, and the reason why cameras were uses is because that's how it would see things placed on the screen.</p><p><br></p><p>The original surface was with Vista and the PixelSense was with Windows 7. They're pretty old machines now and any application development would have been on something bespoke for that platform, prior to WinRT/UWP.</p><p><br></p><p>The surface hub is a spiritual successor but it's vertical instead of a flat, and has a traditional capactive screen instead of that crazy camera sensing thing they were doing, which is why the second version of the surface table was called PixelSense (because the pixels could see/"sense").</p><p><br></p><p>Roll onto 2015 and Microsoft rebrands the LCD panels in surface devices from ClearType Display… you guessed it…. Pixel Sense displays, having no exact relation to the technology that came before it.</p><p><br></p>

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