The UWF Library acquired its PixelSense display in the Spring of 2012 using funding from the student Technology Fee. The specific hardware is a second generation unit (first generation units used projection systems and required cabinetry whereas this system uses an LCD screen and is ~4 inches thick!) manufactured by Samsung corporation. The unit itself features a 40 inch screen (1,920 x 1,080 resolution) with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. The screen is protected with a layer of Corning's Gorilla Glass for strength and is capable of recognizing up to 50 simultaneous touch points. The unit is powered by an AMD X2 CPU (dual cores @2.9 GHz) and runs a stock 64-bit instance of the Windows 8 OS. Other hardware features include an AMD graphics chipset (HD6750M) and 4 GB of RAM. The unit originally shipped with a laptop style (read - slow but reliable) hard drive. We upgraded this drive to a 256 GB OCZ Vertex 4 Solid State Drive (SSD) in the summer of 2012.