I've been thinking for a while that an ideal accompaniment for a Windows 8 desktop machine would be a relatively small multi-touch screen that you can use flat on your desk to interact with metro style applications while leaving your larger 22" style monitor vertical in front of you.
If the Metro UI only shows up on the touch screen and not on the main desktop monitor the effect will be a lot less jarring to desktop users.
We've had USB powered screens available for several years now thanks to DisplayLink, and 10" multi-touch led lit panels are getting cheaper thanks to all the Android tablets. So why doesn't someone make a nice 10" to 12" 1366x768 USB powered screen to use as an additional monitor?
My requirements would be 4 - 10 finger multi-touch, 'perfect' Windows 8 driver support and few sample applications to get people started. A stylus based digitiser for handwriting recognition would be a bonus.
I mean, who wouldn't love a Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch, but at ~£3000 it's rather out of range of anyone who isn't a professional artist, graphic designer, or architect. A smaller version with fewer controls, levels of pressure sensitivity, and a lower quality panel shouldn't really cost more than £200.
I'm surprised that there don't seem to be any of these on the market at the moment, baring the cheap end Chinese offerings, (not that it probably wouldn't be made in China anyway).
Where is the Microsoft, or Logitech version, or even Wacom themselves with something a just a step up from the Bamboo?