Microsoft's head of devices Stephen Elop has confirmed that the company will soon be ramping up production of its huge Windows 8.1 touchscreen devices from its Perceptive Pixel division, which it acquired in 2012.
Elop made those remarks as part of his visit to this week's Australian Partner Conference, which was later confirmed by ZDNet. Details about this increase in production of these big touchscreen devices have not been announced.
In a Reddit AMA session in 2013, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates predicted that these kinds of big displays "will come down in price over time and be pervasive..." Microsoft currently offers 55-inch and 82-inch Perceptive Pixel models, with the smaller one selling normally for $7,500. However, that is much cheaper than what those displays cost back in 2012, when the company was selling them on their own for as much as $80,000 before their Microsoft acquisition.
If the price got low enough, would you want a big Windows 8.1 touchscreen for your home or business?