Microsoft originally talked about the Surface 2 at last years Consumer Electronics Show(CES). Now just a few months from this years CES, Microsoft hopes to chart a new course with the Microsoft Surface 2, a gigantic coffee-table sized device with built-in touchscreen capabilities. The list price is $8,900. The Samsung developed version of the touch-screen table has begun taking pre-orders in 23 countries, with a release date of early 2012.

Running Windows 7 and Surface 2.0 software, SUR40 has a 40-inch screen measured diagonally, 1,920 X 1,080 resolution, a contrast ratio of 2,000:1, an AMD GPU along with 2.9GHz Athlon X2 dual-core processors, 320GB of storage, and 4GB of memory. Ports include Ethernet, HDMI, and 4 USB 2.0 ports.