You may remember news about Microsoft’s Surface, a large sized touchscreen PC intended originally for use as a point of sales device, drop a smart device on Surface and it would bring up all the available information on that device. It didn’t take long for the rest of us to realize just how incredibly spiffy this large scale table was. From taking pen and paper role playing games to a level old DMs have only dreamed of to bringing a Star Wars game to the next level.
Well, according to DailyTech you can start making preorders for the 40" Microsoft Surface at the low low price of $8,400. It looks to be a big win for AMD, this Surface is powered by a Athlon X2 245e, a 2.9GHz low power chip and the graphics are provided by an HD6570M. It is running Windows 7 and Surface 2.0 software though surely future products will sport a Win8 interface. No word on the shipping date unfortunately.
"Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) surface multi-touch slab (slab = huge tablet) first showed up in prototype form in May 2007, more than a year before Apple, Inc. (AAPL) was rewarded a patent for multi-touch gestures, and a full three years before the market launch of the iPad.
But the device is finally here (dubbed the "SUR40"), and you can buy one for the lowly price of $8,400 USD (roughly 17 10-inch iPads)."
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- PC hardware players to phase out from tablet PC market in 2012 @ DigiTimes
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