Remember Microsoft Surface? Way before the iPad and the tablet crazy began, Microsoft Surface was busy wowing folks with its larger than life touchscreen experience. Now the next generation of Microsoft Surface is available for preorder, courtesy of the Samsung SUR40.
The SUR40 features PixelSense technology which gives the LCD panels in Surface the ability to see without the use of cameras. It is also able to recognize up to 50 points of simaltenous touch at a time. That includes fingers, hands, and other objects placed on the screen. Under the hood, the SUR40 is packing in a 40″ HD display with a 1080P resolution. It’s also powered by a 2.9GHz AMD Athlon II X2 Dual processor with an HD6750M GPU with Direct X 11 support. The display itself is just four inches thin.
To take advantage of this neat touchscreen tech, Mcirosoft has made the Surface 2.0 software developer kit available to download at the Surface Developer center. In particular, the Sur40 is designed to be used in the automotive, hospitality, education, retail and healthcare industries and is currently available for pre-order in 23 countries, including the U.S. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. We’ll take one for our Thanksgiving table.