Have you ever seen a multi-touch table display? Recently, Microsoft and Samsung have made available the first Microsoft Surface computer, named SUR40. The new generation of Microsoft Surface experience, Samsung SUR40 is specially designed for business areas that draw upon user and partner engagement; for example offices, classrooms, conference rooms, restaurants, showrooms, retail shops, bars. Available as a result of Microsoft-Samsung collaboration, this multi touch-based surface can be utilized as a table or taken on board one at a time so you can interrelate with it whenever you desire. The Samsung SUR40 is equipped with Microsoft’s Surface technology and a 40-inch 1080p multi-touch surface which differentiates blobs, fingers, and a host of objects.
The Samsung SUR40 works as an intelligent table with multitouch support and indigenous 1920x1080 full HD resolution, an AMD HD6750M graphics card that supports DirectX 11 and Dual-core 2.9GHz AMD Athlon II X2 CPU. The unique multi-touch screen is displayed in a compact and stylish design on a table top; however it can also take the vertical wall mount form. The touchscreen surface of the Microsoft SUR40 comes loaded with PixelSense support, a technology that provides touch features to this astounding computer.
Created from the modernism of the 1st version of Microsoft Surface and Samsung’s leading display technology, now it is possible for people to collaborate, share and explore together by a large, thin display. In terms of thickness, multi-touch table screen is only of four inch which makes it accessible in either type of deployment. It can be hung on wall or can be utilized any other way in custom enclosures. For table use, there are standard legs available or a user can design and connect their own. The SUR40 is expected to release in early 2012.
The Samsung SUR40 contains more than 50 touch points which can be identified by the surface’s LCD at the same time so you can inquire four of your friends to unite the party and the SUR40 won’t experience a burden. The computer will have inferences in classrooms, offices, restaurants, and others. This can be used as a giant tactile computer or as a non-tactile computer; thanks to USB ports integrated for peripherals. It can also be utilized as a large external screen for a mobile device (laptop computer, tactile tablet or smartphone) by using a Bluetooth link.
The computer has been announced at a price of 8400 dollars. The first Microsoft Surface 2.0 multi-touch table is now available for pre-order, through the Samsung website, in 23 countries such as Canada, United States, parts of Asia and Europe, previous to its launch in January 2012. There is no way the actions will be finished till the end of 2011. There are a few problems that require to be sorted about so as to bring these touchscreen surfaces to the next level after the 1st technology of this kind had become on hand in 2008.
Microsoft is hopeful that this visionary technology will be understood by people as it can also be utilized by a medic to interrelate with his patients, a bar manager with his customers, a professor with his students, and the list could go on perpetually. Conversely, Samsung considers that the consumers are the ones that will bring the SUR40 to the next level. They look forward to see many great ideas coming out of the technology which should be considered as surface computing, unlike a regular computer.
40-Inch High-Definition Screen
It facilitates unmatched multi-touch, multi-user experience with a 1080p, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 display.
It permits an LCD display to identify fingers, objects, and hands placed on the screen, comprising more than 50 simultaneous touch points. With PixelSense, pixels in the display, observe what’s touching the screen and that information is instantly processed and construed.
Business customers have a premier touch-first experience for their end-users with Microsoft Surface which constructed on the principles of straight interaction and simultaneously computing, with a new look and feel. As well, it lets commercial application developers to utilize a new version of the Microsoft Surface SDK and familiar Microsoft development tools for getting full benefit of the massive multi-touch and object identification abilities of PixelSense and delivering experiences that not possible on any other platform.
Thin Form Factor with Multiple Configuration Options
Only four inches thin; which means it is easy to utilize in a horizontal deployment, embed in walls or hang on the wall with the VESA mount, or custom enclosures. Standard legs are also available or a customer can design and connect their own.
Powerful Embedded System
The Samsung SUR40 comes equipped with AMD Athlon™ II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.9GHz, coupled with AMD HD6750M GPU featuring DirectX® 11 support to deliver considerable processing horsepower and exceptional graphics capability.
Samsung SUR40 - Specifications
|Resolution||1,920 x 1,080|
|Pixel Pitch||0.46125mm (H) x 0.46125 (V)|
|Viewing Angle (H/V)||178 / 178° (CR ≥ 10)|
|Response Time (G-to-G)||8ms|
|Power Consumption||230 W (Max) / 200 W (Typ)|
|Power Supply||Max 400W SMPS|
|Stand By Power (DPMS)||2 W|
|Temperature||5 ℃ - 30 ℃|
|Humidity||8 % - 85 %|
|CPU||Athlon X2 Dual-Core 245e (2.9GHz)|
|Operating System||Windows® 7 Professional for Embedded Systems x64|
|Storage||SATA2 320 GB|
|Memory||DDR3 4 GB|
|USB||4 USB 2.0|
|Ethernet||100 / 1000|
|Audio Codec||Realtek ALC262 Azalia CODEC|
|Product Dimensions (Without Stand)||1,095 x 102.5 x 707.4 mm|
|Product Dimensions (With Stand)||1,095 x 728 x 707.4 mm|
|Shipment Dimensions||1,214 x 299 x 832 mm|
|Product Weight||39.5 Kg|
|Shipment Weight||45.4 Kg|
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