Get in touch with this table
By TAN KIT HOONG
Samsung Malaysia Electronics showcased the latest version of Microsoft's Surface table, the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense.
Unlike the first-generation Surface table which used cameras positioned underneath the screen to "see" objects, PixelSense technology has integrated sensors within the LCD panel itself to "see" infrared light reflected off objects and fingers touching the screen.
The Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense can recognise up to 52 "touch points," at once, such as fingers, and other objects making contact with the screen.
On the hardware front, the SUR40 has a full HD (1920 x 1080-pixels) LCD panel, protected by "one of the largest pieces of Gorilla protection glass" ever put on a consumer device.
The SUR40 comes with a customised version of the 64-bit Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems and runs on the AMD Athlon X2 2.9GHz dual-core processor, 320GB hard disk drive, 4GB RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 6750 GPU.
Of course, the SUR40 isn't meant for general consumers - Samsung is targeting it at sectors like the hospitality, retail, professional services, healthcare and finance markets.
The SUR40 is available for RM41,999.