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A second-generation Surface Hub has been rumored for quite some time, and Microsoft has delivered today with the introduction of the aptly named Surface Hub 2. The first-generation Surface Hub is available in both 55-inch and 84-inch versions, while the Surface Hub 2 features a 50.5-inch touch screen display (no larger size will be offered, at least initially). The PixelSense display has a 4K+ resolution with a 3:2 aspect ratio, which should be familiar to anyone that has used Surface-branded hardware. An intriguing aspect about this collaborative digital whiteboard is that it is now... Read more...
Microsoft's software is pervasive in meeting rooms across the globe, and the company is giving us a glimpse at how it plans to expand that domination with meeting rooms of the future. At the year's Build conference, Microsoft pulled the wraps off a hardware prototype that uses all of today's hottest tech buzzwords to make communicating with peers even more seamless. The device, which is shaped like a cone, is equipped with a 360-degree camera and a powerful microphone array. The camera uses facial recognition to scan the room and identify meeting participants. The microphones are used to pick... Read more...
Last month, Google renamed its popular "Apps for Work" suite of business tools to "G Suite", a simple naming scheme change that gave us the hint that other big things would be coming. Today, we get our first real taste of what's new with Google's own take on the boardroom whiteboard. Google's interactive whiteboard is called Jamboard, and it tackles the likes of Microsoft's Surface Hub head-on. The goal isn't to simply display important information on the screen for everyone to see, but let people collaborate in real-time as they would with an actual whiteboard - we're talking drawing, writing... Read more...
After multiple delays, Microsoft’s enterprise-focused Surface Hubs finally began shipping to customers in late March. And despite the fact that Microsoft raised the price of the 55-inch and 84-inch collaborative displays by $2,000 across the board, from $4,999 to $6,999 and from $19,999 to $21,999 respectively, it appears that Microsoft is selling every Surface Hub that it can produce. Companies seem to be enamored with the Surface Hubs, and in a statement released to Petri, Microsoft says that demands for the display has been incredible: Demand for Surface Hubs is very strong and exceeded initial... Read more...
If your company had its sights set on picking up one of Microsoft’s swanky new Surface Hubs, we have some bad news to deliver to you… again. Microsoft has once again delayed both Surface Hubs, and is stating that the units will instead ship during the first quarter of 2016. If you recall, Microsoft first announced the 55- and 84-inch Surface Hubs nearly a year ago, and told us mid-way through the year that pre-orders would open on July 1st. Although Microsoft accepted pre-orders on time, it announced that shipments would be delayed (shipments were originally expected to commence in September).... Read more...
If you’re a business that was excited about the prospects of securing one of Microsoft’s impressive new Surface Hubs, we’ve got a bit of bad news to deliver. One month ago, Microsoft announced that it was delaying shipments for the collaboration tool despite the fact that pre-orders had opened up on July 1st. Microsoft didn’t give an exact time frame for when shipments would actually commence, simply noting that it was tuning the “manufacturing process to prepare for production at broader scale” and that the company was adjusting its “product roll-out schedule to ensure we deliver a great customer... Read more...
Early last month, Microsoft starting revealing more details about its impressive Surface Hubs, which are designed for use in business conference rooms. The massive touch screen displays are fully-functional Windows 10 PCs complete with 100 points of touch, Intel Core processors, and SSD storage. The 55-inch Surface Hub has a display resolution of 1920x1080 and a price tag of $6,999. The 84-inch Surface Hub comes with a 4K display and will set businesses back a whopping $19,999. Pre-orders for both Surface Hubs began on July 1 and Microsoft promised that units would begin shipping in September.... Read more...
Earlier this month, Microsoft offered more details and availability information for its forthcoming Surface Hub system. With pre-orders starting July 1st, these 55-inch or 84-inch machines offer a new collaborative version of the Surface experience for businesses, scientists, education and perhaps even power user consumers. Last week, while visiting our friends at CDW in Chicago, (more on this in the days ahead, think logistics and tech inventory powerhouse), we got to spend some time downtown at Microsoft's Envisioning Center. Microsoft Technical Solutions Specialist, Mark Skoog showcased the... Read more...
Microsoft first gave us a glimpse of the massive Surface Hub display when it announced Windows 10 back in January, but the company today is finally giving us an idea of how much businesses will have to fork over when it comes to put in a purchase order. The smaller of the two, the 55-inch Surface Hub, is priced at a steep $6,999. However, the towering 85-inch Surface Hub will cost an eye-watering $19,999. Microsoft hopes that the Surface Hub will empower businesses by making the conference room more intelligent. “What struck us is that while there have been a number of devices designed to improve... Read more...