Windows 7 was designed to leverage new, cutting edge interfaces and input mechanisms like touchscreens. Unfortunately, some of the cooler stuff that Microsoft developed for the touchscreen interface was reserved for OEM manufacturers to bundle with touch-enabled Windows 7 systems-until now.
People who read this also read: I remember the first time I saw a demonstration video of the Microsoft Surface concept. As a techie and a gadget geek, I was more than impressed, and I immediately put one on my wish list. Alas, the only place I have really seen the Surface concept in action is when MSNBC used it during the last election cycle to counter the CNN "magic wall".