Hands-on: Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft unveiled their all new Surface 2 table, which we revealed earlier this week. Microsoft then posted a promotional video of Surface 2 on Thursday, showcasing how easy the table is to use and interact with.

Neowin managed to get a hands-on demo of the Microsoft Surface 2 table. The 40-inch LCD screen displays in high definition, had a slim 4-inch profile; making the table very easy to mount on a wall or as a table. The Surface 2 OS runs ontop of Winows 7, which is powered by an AMD Athlon X2 245e 2.9Ghz CPU and AMD Radeon HD 6750 1GB GDDRS GPU., 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB 7200RPM HDD and has a 1:1000 contract ratio.

The Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface uses a new technology called PixelSense, that can track more than 50 points of contact; the only limitation to PixelSense is the amount of hands you can fit onto the screen.

Like the original Surface, you can place objects with barcodes or even recognized objects, such as a phone, drink, credit card or anything that has a unique shape on the table, launching a specific application, search query or a general display box.

Microsoft plans on expanding the Surface to developers in the very near future, creating unique and innovating applications for the interactive table.

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That drink can menu around the drink would be awesome if it could work for any specially marked can/bottle, and didn't require you to load up a separate app.

still1 said,
touch seems to be not responsive sometimes.

Again, its one of those pre-release things.

Altho just with most touch devices sometimes you'll find that touch won't respond, even on WP7, iPhones, etc
Happens often for me on my IP4 and i just ignore it and touch again

Thats the price of the current surface I think, not this new one. You can build your own device for alot cheaper but then you miss out on the excellent software like that from vectorform.

Its quite an interesting device but the first one had such little disemmination, with the unit being basically a screen now as opposed to a small coffee table as the original was, hopefully well see more of them around

Osiris said,
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That's the price of Surface v2. Surface v1 hat an MSRP of aound $10k.
As of the launch at CES, Surface v1 hardware is no longer available.
The MSRP of $7600 is for V2.

Osiris said,
Thats the price of the current surface I think, not this new one. You can build your own device for alot cheaper but then you miss out on the excellent software like that from vectorform.

Its quite an interesting device but the first one had such little disemmination, with the unit being basically a screen now as opposed to a small coffee table as the original was, hopefully well see more of them around

I don't know how you'd build you own . Pixelsense is microsoft tech and no one else has it . It's not just a big ipad.

_DP said,
Shame it's going to be a few years before we can have something like this in our homes

You can if you have $ 7,600... Tempting really. LOL

_DP said,
Shame it's going to be a few years before we can have something like this in our homes

Well if you have $7,600 to spare, you can get one, lol.

_DP said,
Shame it's going to be a few years before we can have something like this in our homes

Well, it's not just that. I mean for doing anything useful an avarage person wants (as in devs developing useful apps) it has to be popular to begin with.

As you both stated though, it's all down to the price

I hope they do manage to sort out the laggyness on the UI. They did for WP7, so i hope it's all gone. Because if so, this is/will be an amazing product.

Xerax said,
I hope they do manage to sort out the laggyness on the UI. They did for WP7, so i hope it's all gone. Because if so, this is/will be an amazing product.

Yeah, same here. I don't remember any lag like that with the original Surface, so I'm sure they'll have that all taken care of with no problem. It is pre-release...

M_Lyons10 said,

Yeah, same here. I don't remember any lag like that with the original Surface, so I'm sure they'll have that all taken care of with no problem. It is pre-release...

Also the software are just tech previews . ie: not optimzed for performance.