After 2 years since Surface Hub 1 was launched, Microsoft is providing its first public look at its second-generation Surface Hub 2 Conference System in a blog post along with a stunning video.
The Surface Hub 2 is designed to be more agile and more affordable to fit any workspace or work style. It’s equipped with a gorgeous 50.5-inch, 4K+ multi-touch display with a 3×2 aspect ratio that can be used in portrait or landscape mode. Each device will be roughly between 55 and 77 pounds (25 to 35 KG). You can tile up to 4 of them together side-by-side, again either in portrait or landscape mode, with a different app or service running on each panel.
It will also include 4K cameras that rotate with the device and integrated speakers. To make it more portable with style, Microsoft partnered with workplace Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts.
Under the cover, the Surface Hub 2 will run Windows 10 with Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security as well as Microsoft Team and Microsoft Whiteboard.
Microsoft hasn’t disclose any pricing for Surface Hub 2 but mentioned that it will be in line with similar competitive devices. I hope it will be more affordable than Surface Hub 1 which comes in two models, a 55-inch one for $9,000 and an 84-inch one for $22,000.
If Microsoft positions this beautiful beast right with the right price-tag, it’s going to kill a lot of conference units and whiteboards on the current market.