Microsoft Surface 2.0 Multitouch devices have begun to ship

Samsung Electronics has begun to ship the first Samsung SUR40 Surface (”Surface 2″) devices.

The “Surface 2.0″ debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show a year ago, in January 2011 and was supposed to ship before the end of calendar 2011.

The SUR40 can be used as a table, a wall-mountable and/or vertical/horizontal kiosk and is both multiuser and multitouch.

It features a 40-inch HD 1080p screen and is four inches thin (including the glass, PC and enclosure). The system runs an embedded version of 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.

Microsoft introduced a software-development kit for the Surface 2.0 in July 2011. The SUR40 relies on PixelSense — which uses the pixels of the screen itself to act as cameras to capture objects placed on the surface.

To preorder this device, you need to contact the Samsung representative for your region.

You can find a comprehensive list of regions and representatives here.

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