Yesterday at the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in New York – Samsung announced that the SUR40 for Microsoft Surface is now available and shipping to customers! At CES 2011, we first unveiled Microsoft Surface 2.0 in partnership with Samsung with the SUR40.
This year, the SUR40 won the CES Best of Innovations 2012 award!
The Samsung SUR40 is an interactive multitouch device that is 4-inch thick and has a 40-inch HD LCD screen with gorilla glass bonded to it. It can be used not only as a table but also mounted vertically on a wall or embedded into other fixtures and furniture, creating a dynamic and engaging destination in any environment. Behind the LCD screen is a brand new technology we invented called PixelSense where infrared sensors are placed all across the screen and every single pixel acts like a camera. For more on PixelSense, I suggest reading this blog post from the Microsoft Surface blog and watching the video within the post. The Samsung SUR40 recognizes fingers, hands and other objects – supporting up to 50 points of contact at one time. As mentioned previously, the Samsung SUR40 is powered by Microsoft Surface 2.0.
Estimated Street Pricing for the SUR40 for Microsoft Surface for U.S. customers will start at $8,400 (display only) and $9,049 (tabletop unit with matching stand). Pricing for other countries and/or regions may differ. For information on how to purchase a SUR40 for Microsoft Surface, please visit www.samsung.com/business or call 1-866-SAM4BIZ.
For more information on the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface – see this press release from Samsung which also gives the full specs for the device.
Also: to see Microsoft Surface (and the Samsung SUR40) in action for yourself – watch the below video of Steve Clayton giving a demo of Microsoft Surface at CES last week.