Samsung’s SUR40 has been a long time coming. The 40-inch next-gen Surface was unveiled at CES 2011, but it’s only just now starting to ship, following the 2012 edition of that gadget show.
If you’ve never had a chance to play with a Surface, don’t dismiss it out of hand. It’s a very cool concept, and Microsoft and vendors like Samsung deserve credit for continuing to develop and refine the experience.
At $8,400, the SUR40 isn’t going to pop up in too many living rooms, but it’s well-suited for kiosks and other commercial applications.