Posted by Jee Yeon Hwang
Key attributes of Microsoft Surface
(1) Direct interaction
Users can manipulate digital information with their hands and interact with diverse contents by touch and gesture, without using a mouse or keyboard.
(2) Multi-touch contact
Surface recognizes various contact points simultaneously, not just from one finger, as with a typical touch screen, but many items at once.
(3) Multi-user experience
The horizontal form factor makes it easy for users to gather around surface computers together, providing a collaborative, face-to-face computing experience.
(4) Object recognition
Users can place physical objects on the surface to get different types of digital information and responses, including the transfer of digital content.