Meet Microsoft’s Surface, Shipping This Fall
We covered a multimedia table from Pioneer just a week ago, and it looks like Microsoft and Samsung were working on a multimedia table of their own. I have to say, this one is WAY more stylish and is something I would actually want in my home. Microsoft has just demonstrated its new Samsung SUR40 (Microsoft Surface) today in Singapore and announced that it will begin shipping to the Singapore market for around $8,600.
The modern-looking electronic table was first displayed at CES 2011 is a fully-embedded PC with a 40-inch HD, 4-inch thick touch-screen. I think I definitely prefer the look of this table to Pioneer’s refrigerator-looking table. Aside from award-winning aesthetics, however, let’s talk about this baby’s power! The table is fueled by a powerful AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core processor at a speed of 2.9GHz. The built-in computer features an AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series graphics card with DirectX 11 support and runs on Windows 7 64-bit.
With Surface 2.0 SDK, Microsoft’s Surface is a multi-touch operating system that allows a single user or multiple users to manipulate digital media through gesture recognition. Input can include hands or physical objects such as a stylus.