The New Microsoft Surface

Posted by sumeethevans on January 6 2011, 9:58 PM. Posted in Surface.

The new Microsoft Surface was unveiled on Wednesday at CES 2011. We just launched our brand new Microsoft Surface web site. There you’ll learn about the Surface experience and get a look at the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. More information will be coming over time, so check back with Surface.com and the blog to stay up to date with the latest news.

From a slimmer form factor to new administrator tools, Surface features some exciting changes:

  • Slim device. The new hardware is 4 inches thin.
  • A richer visual experience. With the rich color saturation from a full HD display and a larger screen, Surface offers a compelling, immersive visual experience that draws people in.
  • A vision-based touch experience. With PixelSense™, Microsoft Surface sees and responds to touch and real world objects.
  • Touch-enabled from start to finish. With Windows 7 and Surface 2.0 , there is no need for a keyboard and mouse for setup and configuration.
  • New Quick Controls. Venue staff can adjust basic settings like volume, brightness, and input source.
  • More customization options. An improved configuration utility means you can quickly make changes to background images, configure applications, and modify settings without getting into code.
  • Easier remote administration. Power shell scripts are easy to use and create, so Surface can be deployed in an enterprise setting.
  • Streamlined development for touch. The Microsoft Surface 2.0 platform makes development easier with applications that run on Microsoft Windows 7 touch devices and with enhanced capabilities on the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface.