Businesses in need of wall-based Windows 10 devices rejoice, there’s a new Surface Hub 2 in town. This device brings out the best bits of the Surface Hub 1 and advances all the parts that needed advancing. This beast features a 4K+ 50.5” multi-touch display and it’s made to get business done.
This machine is made to make the most of software like Microsoft Whiteboard, Microsoft Teams, and Office 365. In addition to working on its own, this big computer can be tiled together with up to 4 screens at once, relatively seamlessly. Microsoft’s releasing this device with its own Steelcase-made accessories like a rolling stand and mounts for walls.
Under the hood is a 4K camera that’s able to rotate with the device. Integrated speakers make this as all-in-one a device as you could ask for at this size. Far field mic arrays make it so everyone in the room can be heard when there’s a video call.
Microsoft suggests they’ve brought the original Surface Hub to more than 5000 customers across 25 markets. “Over half of Fortune 100 companies have purchased Surface Hubs to improve team’s efficiency and how they collaborate,” said Chief Product Officer at Microsoft, Panos Panay, “breaking down barriers and creating real business value.”
This device has the same 2:3 aspect ratio as other Surface products. So it’ll look and act like one massive Surface tablet. Even if you’re an individual with no real use for such a massive tablet – you might just find yourself wanting one. Good luck to you in finding one to buy.
Businesses and other “select commercial customers” will be able to purchase this device in the year 2019. This monster will be tested by select commercial customers starting this year. Release pricing is not yet available – but if it costs anything like the first Surface Hub, everyday individuals will probably want to go ahead and pass.