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Microsoft on Monday confirmed that the first Surface 2.0 table, the Samsung Surface SUR40, was shipping. Coming out a year after it was first shown, the multi-touch table introduces optics in the panel itself that can see objects and react accordingly. It can now react to as many as 50 simultaneous contact points and uses a quicker 2.9GHz AMD Athlon II X2, a Radeon HD 6700M graphics chip, and runs on Windows 7.
The first Microsoft Surface 2.0 multi-touch table, the Samsung SUR40, has gone up for pre-order. Those in 23 countries can request the new Surface ahead of its launch in January. A handful of companies have already publicly lined up, including aircraft maker Dassault, Fujifilm, and Royal Bank of Canada.
HP's Pavilion home desktops got a major lift early this morning with both sound and visual upgrades. The Slimline s5700, Pavilion p6700 and Elite HPE-500 now have the Beats audio that was previously only an option for notebooks. Making the pick gives them richer audio output from headphones or speakers, purportedly getting closer to the intended sound.
Toshiba has revealed two new notebooks in the form of the 15.6-inch Satellite C660 and Satellite Pro 660. Either can be had with chips from AMD or Intel, up to an Athlon II or Core i3, respectively. To keep prices low, there is only integrated graphics on both, with either Radeon or GMA HD video depending on the choice of processor.
Acer has taken the wraps off a new set of slim all-in-one desktops, the AMD powered AZ3100-U3072 and the Intel powered AZ5700-U3112. The 21.5-inch AMD version is the entry-level model and comes equipped with a 2GHz Athlon II 170u, 3GB of memory and a 500GB drive, matched with integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics and a 1080p display.
HP today overhauled its desktop line to modernize it and give it more choices. The top-end HPE desktop now has the option of AMD chips and can use Phenom II processors in place of the costlier Intel equivalents, up to a 3.2GHz six-core model. Graphics choices also get more aggressive with up to a Radeon HD 5770 in the best version.
Dell swung its attention to models directly competing with Apple on Thursday as it launched a new all-in-one desktop and upgraded its smallest desktop. The 23-inch Inspiron One is meant to go both against the iMac and HP's TouchSmart line with a 1080p, multi-touch display that centers on a new touch front end known as Stage. The interface provides quick access to apps, music, photos and video, including online services such as CinemaNow and Netflix.
HP has introduced two new all-in-one PCs this week, with the TouchSmart 310 and Omni 100. Both include 20-inch screens with a 1600x900 resolution, though only the former's is touch-enabled to take advantage of HP's latest TouchSmart software. Th front end lets them access free and subscription-based apps from the web, and lets users easily drag apps, music, photos, videos and other content from the web onto the desktop, like fridge magnets.
ASUS recently revealed a new line-up of all-in-one PCs with the ET2400 series. There are seven models, each with a 23.6-inch display with 1080p resolution. The top-level model, the ET2400XVT, gets a 120Hz, 3D panel alone, along with a 1.73GHz quad Core i7.
Sony has finally returned to AMD processors in two new entry-level VAIO notebooks, the EE25FX and EF22FX. The company years ago dropped AMD components from its notebook offerings, instead focusing on Intel chipsets. Both of the new notebooks integrate Athlon II X2 P320 CPUs running at 2.10GHz with 1MB of L2 cache.