If you haven't ever seen or used a Microsoft Surface, you are missing out. By far one of the coolest things to come out of the company in some time is the Surface product and today Microsoft is announcing that pre-orders for the next generation of the Surface are now open.
The product is being built by Samsung and its model number is SUR40. The next generation product builds upon the first generation with Samsung's Pixelsense technology, vertical mount options, and of course a new form factor.
While there is no official posting on price, Long Zheng tweeted that the street price will be $8400 in the US but the price will fluctuate regionally. While this may sound high, it is far cheaper than the first iteration of surface which hit the cash register at $12500.
Microsoft also wrote on its blog that we should start to see these units in public early next by stating; "Many new and existing customers, such as Aéroports de Paris, Dassault Aviation, Fujifilm Corp. and Royal Bank of Canada, have big plans for the Samsung SUR40 and are preparing to deploy units in locations early next year." The video below was released at CES 2011 but does show the new Surface in action.
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