Steve Ballmer has an 80 inch Windows 8 Tablet in his office

Steve Ballmer has an 80 inch Windows 8 Tablet in his office


So well, let’s see. Apparently Steve Ballmer has an 80 inch Windows 8 Tablet hanging on his wall.

Microsoft Vice President Frank Shaw gave a few more choice details about the device.

“Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch Windows 8 tablet in his office. He’s got rid of his phone, he’s got rid of his note paper. It’s touch-enabled and it’s hung on his wall. It’s his whiteboard, his email machine and it’s a device we’re going to sell. Every screen should be touch, every screen should be a computer and should be able to see out as well as see in. That is the way the world is heading [and] those screens are going to be big, small, wall-sized and desk-sized,”

I’ll write a more detailed article about the concept (having an 80 inch Windows 8 screen) later.

Apparently Microsoft see a market for screens this size running Windows 8.

Apart from CNN and various international news affiliates, not sure who would want (or could afford) a screen of that size.

More on this later…

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

  • donzebe

    Yep, if Apple comes up with an 80 inch ipad everybody will be jumping around and saying how wonderful it is what a great innovation.  But When it comes to Microsoft, it is a silly idea who will want it……   If you guys don’t want it because it is such a bad idea … 80inch ? I want it send it over. Microsoft is great and innovative.

  • Ezekiel Carsella

    well didn’t ExoPC make the Exo table concept cheap!?! Like in the $1,00 range??

  • darkpr0fit

    Ok we have just passed silly.

  • CompUser

    This would be great in large conference rooms all over corporate America. It could potentially replace up to six devices: a laptop or desktop computer and monitor, a video projector, a projection screen, an electronic white board, a conference phone, and a web camera. I could also see it being used in large college classrooms as well. Heck, for those who can afford it, it would be an awesome, all-in-one home entertainment center. I wonder if it has decent speakers.  I’ll take one right after I win the lottery.

    By the way, I think donzebe is exactly right. If this had been announced as an Apple product, the main stream media would be all over it, calling it the beside themselves with excitement. As it is, I’ve never heard of it other than in your Windows 8 newsletter, Onuora, and I subscribe to several daily/weekly IT newsletters. Great find!