1. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    So now Microsoft has Surface 3 (10.8"), Surface Pro 3 (12") and the giant Surface Hub (55" / 84").

    How about a Surface desktop version at 21" - 27"? Supports touch (but not pen), with similar sexy look + sexy keyboard + surface arc mouse.

    A sexy desktop PC that you love, you feel proud of and feel wonderful of using it. Just like the iMacs.

    Surface 3 with a smaller factor has just released, and there are rumors that Surface Pro 4 will have a 14" model. So I believe Msft is actively experimenting with different form factors. I think such a device is not a dream.

    It there is one, I will definitely buy it. :P
    05-17-2015 09:29 AM
  2. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    As far as I know HP and a few others all ready make 21"-27" "All-In-One" PC's that support both Touch and some Pen.

    Why build something that could hurt your Partner Companies???

    Surface was made to show Partner companies mobile tablet market was where some improvement was needed.

    If anything Surface should stay in the mobile area and push out into phones....now more then ever to show Phone makers mobile is key to the future.
    05-17-2015 10:27 AM
  3. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    As far as I know HP and a few others all ready make 21"-27" "All-In-One" PC's that support both Touch and some Pen.

    Why build something that could hurt your Partner Companies???

    Surface was made to show Partner companies mobile tablet market was where some improvement was needed.

    If anything Surface should stay in the mobile area and push out into phones....now more then ever to show Phone makers mobile is key to the future.
    What I mean is a premium desktop PC with excellent build quality.

    Surface Pro / Surface are not hurting partner business. It just set a good example what a cool device. There are always similar devices which do the same job as Surface (although the experience is not exactly the same).

    If Microsoft already set a good example of Windows tablets, why can't they set a good example of desktop PC? Given that the Surface lines are targeted at more premium market, I can't see any major conflict with the partners.
    05-17-2015 10:02 PM
  4. PratikMade's Avatar
    What I mean is a premium desktop PC with excellent build quality.

    Surface Pro / Surface are not hurting partner business. It just set a good example what a cool device. There are always similar devices which do the same job as Surface (although the experience is not exactly the same).

    If Microsoft already set a good example of Windows tablets, why can't they set a good example of desktop PC? Given that the Surface lines are targeted at more premium market, I can't see any major conflict with the partners.
    Yah they should and PC sales are also declining. They need to attract people again.
    05-17-2015 10:41 PM
  5. txaggie2016's Avatar
    I don't think it's needed. If a desktop is released, I wouldn't brand it under the "Surface" name. Microsoft put a lot of marketing money into calling a "Surface" "the tablet that can replace your laptop" -- i.e. not a desktop.

    I also think it isn't needed because of this Continuum thing. Need a desktop? Hook your phone up to a monitor and presto! Sure, the people who need a power machine will still need one but I'd argue that subset already has / knows what they want / need.
    05-17-2015 10:47 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What I mean is a premium desktop PC with excellent build quality.

    Surface Pro / Surface are not hurting partner business. It just set a good example what a cool device. There are always similar devices which do the same job as Surface (although the experience is not exactly the same).

    If Microsoft already set a good example of Windows tablets, why can't they set a good example of desktop PC? Given that the Surface lines are targeted at more premium market, I can't see any major conflict with the partners.
    Yah they should and PC sales are also declining. They need to attract people again.

    Most people who want a really high-end desktop, such as for gaming, will build one themselves. Those users aren't going to be interested in all-in-ones, anyway.
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    05-17-2015 10:55 PM
  7. smoheath's Avatar
    I think that Microsoft should make a surface desktop display which is touch and pen capable. It would have a kickstand and a side dock for a surface pro 3. It would be great for designers/artists.
    05-18-2015 12:48 AM
  8. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    The Build Quality on most of the All-In-One's are set high to start with, so again the only thing something like this serves to do is hurt partner sales.
    As smoheath said they could launch a Touch/Pen Screen that lets you dock your Surface Pro/Surface.

    However the Surface name was developed as a mobile platform, as only 1 or 2 major companies were even trying to make tablets, there were not to many cheep China made tablets either......everything was Android.

    Surface Launched and Microsoft dropped the cost of the OS to small Tablet makers, the market has been growing slowly but growing none the less.

    I can get behind a Screen/Dock to work with a Surface, but you don't need to damage relations with PC makers by cutting into their business,
    05-18-2015 03:25 AM
  9. Spectrum90's Avatar
    In the current situation, Microsoft should only build a Surface Desktop if they develop features that require special hardware. However, if the Surface line finally takes off, they should enter in all the product categories they want.
    05-18-2015 11:01 AM
  10. Ethan Alvaree's Avatar
    I'm all for expanding the Surface line, which is turning out to be a considerable success. I'd personally like a 6" Surface Phone (with mini kickstand, type cover and pen) next though...
    06-11-2015 03:27 PM
  11. ar-7's Avatar
    I think it seems that Microsoft is less interested in making hardware under Nadella. I think the cases where they are interested in making hardware (Surface) it is to provide something unique and to (hopefully) inspire innovation out of other OEMs. I'm not sure a Surface desktop fits that.
    06-14-2015 08:03 PM
  12. Great deal's Avatar
    MS want to free us from the desk - 'mobile, cloud' first etc....Ive been looking at upgrading all pc's at work and looks like I will get staff the SP4 when its out as well as 4 screens on the desk, will work fine.
    06-16-2015 05:56 AM
  13. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I already have one. I took the desktop pc I already have, which is customized already exactly the way I wanted it, and added a touchscreen monitor.
    06-16-2015 08:31 AM

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