Microsoft’s table-sized tablet: things you may not know about


The device was given a demo at the Consumer Electronics Show last year, and now, the table-sized tablet is ready for pre-orders. The device can be mounted on walls, and is available for pre-orders in 23 countries which includes US. According to Microsoft and Samsung, the release for the device is slated to be somewhere in the early time of 2012. The device has been named to be “Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface”.

microsoft surface SUR40

The making of the device has been mainly focused on large organizations and businesses. The device will be priced to somewhere around $8,400. Some of the specifications of the device are given below:


  1. Operating System: Windows 7 with Surface 2.0 software.
  2. Display: diagonal measurement of 40 inch supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
  3. Contrast ratio: 2,00 : 1
  4. Processor: AMD with 2.9 GHz Athlon X2 dual-core processor.
  5. Memory: 4 GB
  6. Storage: 320 GB
  7. Ports: USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet.

Some of the facts about the device which you might not be aware of include the following enumerated list.

  1. The original device came out in 2008.
  2. The device aims to take the size and multi-touch capability to an extremely new level.
  3. The device has been provided with more than 50 simultaneous touch points.
  4. The touch-points have been enabled by PixelSense.
  5. The device is only 4 inches thick.
  6. The device is touch-enable from the start to the finish, which literally means that keyboard and mouse are not needed for configuration and setup.

During the development of the device, some of the use cases which have been considered revolve around various domains as finance, retail, hospital, education, health-care, and various other industries. So, keep checking out here for more updates on this device from Samsung and Microsoft.