Microsoft’s Windows 8 gets ported onto coffee table

News Richard Goodwin 11:04, 7 Nov 2012

A video showing Microsoft’s Windows 8 running on a coffee table has appeared online, and is perhaps one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a long time

Microsoft’s Windows 8 has been ported onto a 40-inch touchscreen-enabled coffee table, and there’s even a video to prove it. 

So while Microsoft’s new software might be dividing opinion across the globe, one thing we can all agree on is that having it powering your coffee table at home would definitely be a good thing.

Windows 8 appears to be fully functional, responsive, and perfectly suited for use on a large display. So much so this writer has been looking at how a touchscreen-enabled coffee table can be bought for online. 

At 40-inches it’s a pretty big display, especially when compared to Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet – but it’s not the biggest we’ve heard of.Back in early-2012 reports of Steve Ballmer’s 80-inch behemoth first appeared online – read more about that monster here

This, of course, isn’t a Microsoft-made product. Here, YouTube user slymick has made a DIY coffee table using a HDTV built into a coffee table – or at least that's what it looks like to us. 

It’s very cool, which ever way you look at it, and if you’ve got a lot of spare time this weekend, a decent workshop, some tools, and the desire to have Windows 8 running on a coffee table then maybe you should attempt to do the same. 

Check out the awesomeness below:

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