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Microsoft Unveils Surface 2.0 At CES

Microsoft has debuted a new and improved version of its Surface software at CES in Las Vegas.

Surface 2 runs on a 4-inch thick Samsung SUR40 device built especially for the software.

The device features a 40 inch screen, Windows 7 OS, DirectX 11, a 2.9Ghz Dual-Core processor, a 1080p full HD display and boasts 20 digit support so that multiple users can use the software at once.

The thinness of the device gives users the option to either mount Surface 2 on a wall or attach legs to use it horizontally.

Surface 2 is also fitted with a new software package from Microsoft called PixelSense which the company claims (opens in new tab) allows it to see and “respond to real world objects”.

Speaking to ZDnet (opens in new tab), Panos Panay the General Manager of Microsoft Surface, explained: “PixelSense is a Microsoft technology, as we have been working on this for years. It is a Microsoft trademark. PixelSense gives an LCD display the power to recognize fingers, hands and objects placed on the screen, including more than 50 simultaneous touch points.”

Microsoft Surface 2 is currently priced at $7,600 and will go on sale in late 2011.