Ever since the video and details of the Microsoft Surface touchscreen tables first began to leak out a few years ago, the technology has been near the top of my list of “things I would buy if I won the lottery and had so much money that a $10,000 coffee table didn’t see quite as ridiculous.”
The Surface devices have been out there, but not really available to the general public. But, Samsung is changing that. It won a CES 2012 Best of Innovations award for the SUR40 — a 40-inch HD interactive multitouch LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass. At only four inches thick, the device comes in a wall-mounted version for $8,400, and a table top version for $9,049.
Even at almost $1,000 less than $10,000, the table is still pretentious for average consumers. Still, if those Powerball numbers ever come up my way, I know what I’m buying for my living room.