MS and Samsung tout interactive table
Microsoft announced this week that the Surface 2.0 table it built with Samsung is now available to order, with an expected delivery date of next year.
First put on show at CES 2011, the Samsung SUR40 is effectively a table that incorporates a 40in touchscreen display and a PC to drive it.
The scratchproof screen supports up to 50 contact points simultaneously and packs a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a contrast ratio of 2000:1.
Not only can the SUR40 be used as a tactile computer, but handles peripherals through USB ports and doubles up as a giant display connecting to various mobile devices through Bluetooth.
Inside, you'll find a dual-core AMD Athlon X2 processor clocked in at 2.9GHz and 4GB of Ram. There's also a 320GB hard drive and an AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics card.
The Samsung SUR40 can be pre-ordered now for $8400 (£5370). A Surface 2.0 SDK is available for punters to build their own customised applications based on their individual business needs. ®
"Gamers might want it just for fun. As the other reader said Space Invaders, Pong, Air Hockey, Football, Soccer, all has to do with the flat layout of the screen. Various games would lend themselves well to this format."
And loads more games wouldn't. Know many people who've spent over 5 grand on their current gaming rig? Of the examples you chose, I don't know anyone who wants to play Space Invaders, Pong, Air Hockey, Football or Soccer on a flat surface SO BADLY they'd spend 5 grand on a touchscreen table.
You know what else lends itself well to playing Air Hockey, and doesn't cost 5 grand?
An air hockey table.
And then i thought space invaders
WINTER SICKNESS BUG
A great way to share the bug, will it come with a wipes attachment? I know people who never wash their hands even when they have had a c**p urgh!
That's why I hate public use touch screen technology, you never know where the last hand has been!
You really think someone's going to spend five and a half grand (UK £) to look at IP cameras and play Pong?
Maybe they could use it to read ebooks too, with a really big font.
...there's air hockey.
And lastly, there's air hockey.