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Tech Stuff and random observations on life as I see it….
Yesterday in the School of Computing/ IDEAS Research Institure at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, we took ownership of one of the new Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface devices. One of the lecturers in the School, Daniel Doolan recorded the unboxing and posted the video on our Vimeo Channel. Click his link above to see his post and the video.
One of the main differences between the original Surface and the second incarnation is the use of PixelSense. The new technology replaces the cameras that were built into the previous unit which allows the new one to be much neater in size. Effectively to describe it in a sentence: sensors in the pixels pick up the interactions on the screen and report them back to the software.
For anyone thats interested the specs under the hood are here:
Display Screen Size 40″ Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 Viewing Angle (H/V) 178 / 178° (CR ≥ 10)
Network Option CPU Athlon X2 Dual-Core 245e (2.9GHz) GPU AMD HD6750M
Dimension Product Dimensions (Without Stand) 1,095 x 707.4 x 103.0 mm
Weight Product Weight 36.8 Kg Shipment Weight 42.5 Kg
Today the School of Computing / IDEAS Research Institute, Robert Gordon University took delivery of an MS Surface. The video below depicts the unboxing process, the first boot-up and playing around with some of the features including some surfing on bing maps and browsing of the associated imagery. We spent about half an hour unboxing it and just seeing what it can do. You can certainly expect to see it if you visit the School during Applicants day 7th/10th March as well as series of talks and practical workshops. I hope you enjoy the video, I edited the footage together quickly once we powered down the surface for the evening, so this comes to you right off the editing suite, rendered just minutes ago. I am sure that we will spend a good amount of time playing with it tomorrow and over the course of the coming days, weeks &…
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