With a price tag of about $8,500, Samsung Electronics and Microsoft Corp. recently announced that the next generation Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface is now available for pre-order. The design has come a long way since the Surface was first announced back in 2007, and the Samsung SUR40 now features PixelSense technology, which is said to give LCD panels "the power to see without the use of cameras." It was also named a 2011 "Best of What's New" award winner by Popular Science magazine.
"The Samsung SUR40 with PixelSense technology makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display. Recognizing up to 50 points of simultaneous touch, including fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen, it has been well-received by new and existing Surface customers as companies such as Dassault Aviation, Fujifilm Corp. and Royal Bank of Canada prepare to deploy units around the globe in early 2012."