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Microsoft to Launch Samsung SUR40 Multi-touch System in January 2012

Microsoft, during the National Retail Federation show to be held at New York in mid-January, will display the Surface 2.0 multi-touch systems, also called the Samsung SUR40.

Almost a year ago in January 2011 this device was officially launched at Consumer Electronics Show and according to schedule it was supposed to be shipped before ending of 2011. Samsung officials later announced that "SUR40 systems wouldn't begin shipping until January 2012", reported ZDNET.

SUR40 is a device which can be "used as table, a wall-mountable and/or vertical/horizontal kiosk." It has a 40-inch HD 1080p screen and is four inches thin. And, most importantly, it runs 64-bit Windows 7 Professional embedded version.

The device has PixelSense to rely upon, which is a technology that uses screen pixels to operate as a camera for capturing various objects located on surface. In mid-November Microsoft declared that Samsung has started taking pre-orders of the SUR40 and according to company plans it will be shipping the device to 23 countries and the price will be $8,900.

In fact, in July this year Microsoft also launched a software development kit for this Surface 2.0 device.