Not really. I played with Surface Project in a couple of hotels I stayed at... the flat coffee table approach to a digital desktop *beneath* a flat working space isn't ideal either. You want a slight incline of the display surface toward the primary user. Sitting over a table looking straight down is hard on the neck. I'm talking about something somewhere between the parallel to the work surface approach of the Surface Project and the 90 degree verticle of a traditional monitor, that brings the bottom of the touch screen forward almost to the *edge* of your desk. Basically, your touch surface would be where your keyboard is now, at maybe a slightly steeper incline. There is a reason the keyboard is in that orientation. There is a reason that a touch-screen would make sense in that orientation, too. A reviewer of the Dell XPS hybrid suggested the same configuration, where you could have the monitor flipped and tilted with the keyboard underneath it so you could type. Dell missed the boat on this one, but it would be an *excellent* configuration for using on an airplane. We'll see this arrive soon, I predict... and business professionals and road warriors will love it. You could also use this kind of configuration with dual screen traditional monitors to have your keyboard and a screen in front of you on your desk, and two monitors behind it. That would be *awesome*.
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