If you don’t have enough money to buy a Surface, why not make one yourself? For 3% of the price. Yes. Instead of a $12,000 Surface you can build your own multitouch machine for $350. Sounds like a great deal to me. I think this would be a great solution for people that want to simply develop and explore what is possible with a multitouch interface. The next time I need a $12,000 development machine, I’ll save the extra money, build one of these, and buy a car or a house or something.
At IdentityMine I spend some of my time building Microsoft Surface applications.