Bit Tech reports Samsung has created the SUR40, a more attractive version of Microsoft's original Surface table computer. The device is just 4-inch thick and is equipped with PixelSense, a technology that enables the device to detect fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen. Each pixel is basically a low-resolution camera, which combine their images to figure out precisely what is where on the SUR40.
Samsung's first attempt at a Surface table is a dramatic departure from the bulky designs of Microsoft's original Surface prototypes, and forms a part of Microsoft's new Surface 2 strategy. Thanks to a technology called PixelSense, the display is able to detect fingers, hands and objects placed on the screen, but without the need for the large cameras that increased the size of the original designs.
As a result of the PixelSense technology, the Samsung SUR40 is a mere 4in thick. As such, it can be used as a table, as with the original Surface concept, but it can also be used as a wall-mounted 40in display if you remove the legs.