Microsoft Drops A Giant Tablet In Busy London Square [Pics]

Microsoft Drops A Giant Tablet In Busy London Square [Pics]

383-inch Surface 2 tablet dwarfs the surrounding monuments in Trafalgar Square.

Ross Brooks
  • 28 october 2013

If you’ve ever complained about a tablet not being big enough for your needs, you won’t be disappointed by this 383-inch Microsoft tablet that is almost impossible to miss at London’s Trafalgar Square. The company built the 27-foot by 17-foot tablet in just 12 hours to promote their new line of Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets.

The giant tablet comes complete with a purple Type Cover 2 and sits right next to Nelson’s Column, towering above all the other historic statues at Trafalgar Square. With keys that feed back to a Surface Pro 2 nearby, the company has even created space around them so you can hone in on the correct key before making your move. Microsoft has been showing off this feature by letting nearby school kids play on the keyboard to get involved with a spelling game.


While it’s not the most subtle marketing effort, it doesn’t change the fact that thousands of tourists and Londoners walk through the area every day. Just to top it all off, the company was even able to rope British rapper Dizzee Rascal into coming along and trying out the tablet.


Images by The Verge



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