The way technology and design have been blended in recent years have repeatedly made people say “this is the sexiest computer ever! I must get one.” But now Samaung have gone and done it again with their next generation Microsoft Surface Computer.
Based on the next generation of the Surface technology that Microsoft first showed off at the beginning of the year, this table is able to recognise fingers, hands and objects without the need for cameras due to it’s PixelSense technology which gives the LCD the power to “see” objects.
The Samsung SUR40 table isn’t just for show either, it’s going on sale now in 23 countries worldwide. Microsoft and Samsung say that “Dassault Aviation, Fujifilm Corp., Red Bull GmbH, Royal Bank of Canada and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced that they will deploy the new product.” so there’s a chance you could see one popping up in a hotel lobby soon.
The product itself is pretty amazing and an indicator of what we could be using if our own living rooms in a few years time…
Samsung SUR40 will bring companies around the world new ways to help drive sales, showcase their brand, and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. The product features include these:
• PixelSense. PixelSense gives an LCD display the power to recognize fingers, hands and objects placed on the screen, including more than 50 simultaneous touch points. With PixelSense, pixels in the display see what’s touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted. • Microsoft Surface software. Microsoft Surface software provides business customers with a premier touch-first experience for their end users, built on the principles of direct interaction and together computing, with a new look and feel. It also allows commercial application developers to use a new version of the Microsoft Surface SDK and familiar Microsoft development tools to take full advantage of the massive multitouch and object recognition capabilities of PixelSense and deliver experiences not possible on any other platform. • Designed for commercial environments. The product is designed to meet the challenges of active usage in demanding locations such as retail, hospitality and education. • Thin form factor with multiple configuration options. The product is four inches thin, which makes it easy to use horizontally, hang vertically with the VESA mount, or embed in walls or custom enclosures. Standard legs are available or customers can design and attach their own. • Forty-inch full high-definition (HD) 1080p screen. The 40-inch screen enables unparalleled multi-user experiences in full HD 1080p, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920×1080 resolution. • Powerful embedded system. The product uses the embedded AMD Athlon™ II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.9GHz paired with the AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series GPU featuring DirectX 11 support to deliver significant processing horsepower and outstanding graphics capability.
You can buy one of these bad boys if you have a spare $7,600 and live in one of the countries where it will go on sale. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Samsung say of the product “Samsung collaborated with Microsoft to bring the Surface experience to a new, thin design with powerful vision-based capabilities in the LCD market. The Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface delivers an interactive experience not available anywhere else and will change the way companies engage with their customers.”
“With Samsung’s cutting-edge interactive LCD technology and Microsoft’s innovation in vision-based systems, together we were able to define a new LCD architecture,” said HyungGuel Kim, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics LCD Business. “This brand-new concept of LCD provides image-sensing technology along with massive multitouch capability and enhanced horizontal durability, which are specialized for the Microsoft Surface experience.”
And with looks like this, who am I to disagree.