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Microsoft® Surface®

Microsoft® Surface® 1.0 VS Microsoft® Surface® 2.0

Microsoft researchers first came up with the concept of Microsoft® Surface® in 2001. The first prototype appeared in 2003, using an IKEA table! After four years of work, the first Microsoft® Surface® 1.0 touch screen unit was unveiled to the public on May 30, 2007. This device uses the Surface Computing technology based on Windows Vista SP1, which allows users to manipulate digital content using a multi-touch screen. However, the real revolution is in the amazing interface developed by Microsoft. The multi-user, multi-touch interaction enables ways of working which were previously impossible.

Almost three years later, Microsoft® has revolutionized the world of touch-screen computing once more with the announcement of the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft® PixelSense™. With improved performance, and now more affordable than ever, this new version enables companies to acquire an innovative device and to benefit from a unique user experience, custom-built by AFTER-MOUSE.COM!

Microsoft® Surface® 1.0 vs Microsoft® Surface®2.0 (Samsung SUR40)
 Features  Microsoft® Surface® 1.0 Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft® PixelSense™
Use Tables and counters Tables, counters, kiosks, and walls
Display+technology DLP back-projection + cameras Fin LCD with PixelSense™ technology
Price $12,500 MRSP from $7,900
Weight 196 lbs (88.9 kg) 79.4 lbs (36 kg)
Physical dimensions
(l x w x h)
421/2 x 27 x 22 inches (108 x 68.6 x 55.9 cm) 421/4 x 271/2 x 4 inches (108 x 69.85 x 10.16 cm)
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo
  • Processor 2.13 GHz
  • AMD Athlon™ II X2
  • Dual core processor 2.9 GHz
Graphics processor ATI Radeon™ X1650 - 256 MB AMD Radeon™ HD 6570M - 1 GB GDDR5
Memory 2 GB DDR2 4 GB to 8 GB DDR3
Storage (hard disk) 160 GB HDD - 5400 RPM 320 GB HDD - 7200 RPM
Display size 30 inches (76 cm) 40 inches (102 cm)
Display resolution 1024 x 768 - 4:3 1920 x 1080 - 1080p HD 16:9
Extensions (ports)
  • XGA (DE-15) video out
  • Analog RGB component video card
  • Analog audio output
  • -
  • 4 USB ports
  • HDMI input/output
  • SPDIF 5.1 digital surround sound
  • Analog audio output
  • 3.5 mm TRS audio output (stereo mini-jack)
  • 4 USB ports
Network Wi-Fi 802.11g, Bluetooth and Ethernet Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth and Ethernet

Microsoft® Surface® 1.0

Microsoft® Surface® 1.0: a new relationship between people and technology.

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Microsoft® Surface® 2.0

Microsoft Surface 2.0 offers amazing technical and physical specifications!

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