General manager of hardware engineering at Microsoft, Robin Seiler announced some more details today for Microsoft’s upcoming new Surface Hub 2, the giant team work tablet at up to 84 inches.
The current Surface Hub was launched in 2015 in the sizes 55-inch with 1920 x 1080 resolution, and 84-inch with 3840 x 2160 resolution, powered by 4th gen. Intel Core i5 and i7 respectively, while running a Windows OS version called Windows 10 Team.
The new Surface Hub 2 will be launched next year in Q2 2019, and they will be called Surface Hub 2S and Surface Hub 2X.
Surface Hub 2S will be a lighter, thinner, and more modern looking Surface Hub. But then the year after, Microsoft will release a combined software and hardware update to the Surface Hub 2S, that can turn it into a Surface Hub 2X. The update happens through a modular design type of upgrade, by changing what Microsoft labels processor cartridges, located on the back of the Surface Hub 2.
The Surface Hub together with the Windows 10 Team OS enables a different form of direct collaborative team work, so the Hub can be very useful. But at up to 1 dollar shy of $22.000, the Surface Hub can be costly for a business to purchase and learn to use. So with Microsoft enabling modular hardware upgrade on a screen that doesn’t need to be upgraded, businesses can save a lot of money or avoid costly replacements as the technologies continues to develop.
More Surface Hub 2 news will be announced in a couple of months Robin Seiler said.
– Tom Bowen