The next generation of Microsoft Surface is now available for pre-order through Samsung resellers in 23 countries worldwide, including the United States, via the Samsung Electronics website here.

Initially unveiled by Samsung and Microsoft earlier this year, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface features PixelSense technology, which gives LCD panels the power to see without the use of cameras. The Samsung SUR40 makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display recognizing up to 50 points of simultaneous touch, including fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen.

Software developers interested in creating solutions for the Samsung SUR40 can get started immediately by visiting the Surface Developer Center.

Pre-orders are available to commercial businesses in 23 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Product availability in additional markets is expected in the coming months.