At the CES show in Las Vegas this year, Microsoft showed off the Samsung built Surface 2.0 platform. All of the older features including the object detection and interaction has been left intact. One of the new features is called PixelSense which allows the Surface to detect objects without actually using the camera. Microsoft claims the pixels on the panel itself detects the objects and process the necessary information. One of the other changes is the price. The new model is called the SUR40 in the range of $7,600. The previous model was priced at $12,500. That still isn't very affordable.
Some rumours and details on the specifications have come to light. The new SUR40 model has a 40-inch (1920 x 1080) display powered by a 2.9 GHz AMD Athlon II X2 processor, a Radeon HD 6700M graphics solution, and will be running Windows 7. Samsung will be using Gorilla glass to be make it sturdy and the entire setup will only be four inches thick. The new Surface 2.0 can be wall mounted as well, which makes it way more usable as compared to the older table setup.
Some of the early clients of the Samsung SUR40 are Dassault Aviation, Fujifilm, Red Bull, Royal Bank of Canada and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.