Microsoft Surface 2.0 Now Shipping

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Microsoft first introduced the Surface back at the CES 2008 show. Since then the surface has lived on in more of a concept and limited use in hotels and other businesses. At CES 2011, Microsoft introduced Surface 2.0 and ironically just a few days after CES 2012 this device is about to be shipped.

Earlier this week, Samsung Electronics starting shipping the first Samsung SUR40 Surface ”Surface 2″ device for $8,400 for the screen only and $9,049 for the tabletop with matching stand.

The Samsung SUR40 is a multi-touch devices with just a 4-inch profile and 1080p 40 inch LCD display. The magic behind the muliti-touch and object recognition is Microsoft’s touch screen technology called PixelSense, which gives LCD panels the power to see without the use of cameras like were used in Surface 1.0. The LCD panels are protected with Gorilla glass for durability and protection from even liquids.

Check out a full list of the specs from the press release.

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Key Specs:
Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface
Audio Out

HDMI / stereo RCA / SPDIF / (2) 3.5mm audio
out jacks
Brightness 300 CD/m2
Communications 1GB Ethernet/802.11/BT
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
CPU AMD Athlon X2 245e 2.9GHz Dual Core
Display Resolution Full HD 1080p 1920×1080 / 16:9 ratio
GPU AMD Radeon HD 6750 1GB GDDRS
HDD 320GB

HDMI In / HDMI
Out
Yes
I/O Ports 4 USB, SD Card Reader
Operating System

Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems
64-bit
Operating Temp. Max ambient 30C
Panel Size 40″ Diagonal
Protection Glass Gorilla Glass
RAM 4 GB DDR3 RAM
System Management Tools DMFT DASH Support

Weight – with std.
legs
50.4 kg / 111.1 lbs

Weight –
standalone
36.8 kg / 81.1 lbs

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