When the Surface surfaced it cost an arm and a leg. Worse, it wasn’t really available for public purchase. But now, just a few years later all the tech that went into the Surface has become relatively cheap. Merel Technologies mTouch table is a great example of this and comes in a 32-inch and 42-inch model for the price of $3200 and $4200 respectively, which can both be purchased right now.
It’s essentially a touchscreen LCD running at 1080p that is connected to a quad core processor computer backed by a hard drive, 4GB of RAM and a GeForce 9300 graphics card. The touch components are proprietary to Merel as is the UI/OS. Aside from a built-in full blown browser window (virtual keyboard included) and the ability to sync your media from your phone, they’ve also got an app store (mStore) for downloading new applications.
I’m whole heartedly impressed. Sure, it’s nothing new in terms of technology, but at this low of a cost and what appears to be a relatively lag free touch experience it’s worth taking a look if you’ve got some spare cash kicking around and wanna entertain your rich friends.