Microsoft's Surface 2.0 touch screen technology is now heading out to the world. A new press release from Samsung today announced that its Samsung SUR40 display with Microsoft Surface has started shipping. The Samsung SUR40 display is selling for $8,400 while the tabletop version with stand will sell for $9,049. That's still cheaper than the original version of Surface, which cost over $12,000. Microsoft started taking pre-orders for the display in November.
The product itself has a 40 inch 1080 LCD LED display using Gorilla protection glass . The combination of Surface 2.0 with Microsoft’s PixelSense technology lets the screen "see" a user without the use of cameras. The press release states, "The new SUR40 makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display. Not only can the SUR40 recognize fingers and hands, but it can also detect other objects placed on the screen supporting up to 50 points of contact at one time.
The press release also lists the hardware specifications for the Samsung SUR40 display. Among other things it has an AMD Athlon X2 245e 2.9GHz dual core processor, an AMD Radeon HD 6750 1GB GDDRS graphics card, a 320 GB hard drive, 4 GB of DDR 3 RAM, four USB ports and an SD card reader.