Microsoft gives a tour of the Surface prototype history
unrealized product. For example, it's hard to imagine how Google and Asus could have significantly improved the Nexus 7 given the price point and technology available at the time. On the other hand, the Surface is a tablet that works well as a laptop, but feels big, awkward, and not proportioned correctly for use as a tablet.The Surface isn't a bad product; it feels like an
Still, it's a cool trip through the development process, and how Microsoft used 3D printing to test out different variations on the Touch Cover. Definitely check out the source for all the pics.
source: The Verge