Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface now shipping

Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface

Employing the new PixelSense technology, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface has now set sail.

Beneath the 40-inch full HD 1080p display, the company has incorporated a dual core AMD Athlon X2 processor that operates at a frequency of about 2.9GHz. For rendering graphics, a 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6750 graphics unit is fitted within the device, whilst a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass is added to enhance the screen’s durability and prevent scratches or liquid spill damage from occurring.

“Both retailers and consumers are adapting to ever-evolving ways of interacting with information and merchandise and have expressed a desire for technology that delivers information in an engaging and visually dynamic way,” stated Todd Bouman, vice president of product marketing for Samsung Electronics America, Enterprise Business Division. “With the availability of the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface, Samsung is energizing the retail space and anticipates an all-new approach to customer engagement.”

Besides the ability to recognize fingers and hands, the screen is also capable of detecting various types of objects placed on the display through a camera element incorporated within each pixel. Enabling this feature is the PixelSense technology that’s developed by Microsoft. Additionally, this gadget runs on the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems and is coated with the Surface 2.0 software.

The Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface price tag reads at $8,400 for the display only variant, whilst the tabletop unit with a matching stand option is priced at $9,049. Both models are now available in 23 countries through the Samsung channel and authorized resellers.