Microsoft has kept its eyes on the giant touchscreen displays from a long time and the company is diving deep into the future of large screen display computers with the Microsoft Surface Hub and the upcoming Microsoft Surface Hub 2S which will be released in June this year bring us into the future of computing in offices and conferences.
Microsoft Surface Hub 2S Specifications:
- 50-inch 3:2 IPS 60Hz PixelSense display (3840 x 2560)
- Intel 8th Gen Core i5 processor
- Front-facing three-way stereo speakers
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 128GB M.2 solid state drive (SSD)
- Wi-Fi / Ethernet port
- Weighs 61.6 pounds (28 kg)
- Measures 29.2 x 43.2 x 3.0 inches
Microsoft Surface Hub 2 is 5-inch smaller than the original Surface Hub and the 3:2 ratio will help the user to rotate the large screen and use in the Portrait mode with ease.
The new Surface Hub is almost 60% thinner than the original Surface Hub. It can be mounted on the wall and can be put on a stand with wheels to move around in conferences or meeting rooms. Microsoft partnered with Steelcase to design the stand priced at $1,449.99 and the wall mount priced at $249 both will be sold separately.
A battery expansion priced at $1,400 is also available to put into the case of the stand to add around two hours of battery life to the Surface Hub 2. A dedicated 4K camera powered with USB-C is available on the top which can be detatched and can be put on the side of the display.
Microsoft Surface Hub 2 will come with the modified version of the Windows 10 but the new giant display will get the Surface Hub specific version of the Windows operating system hopefully next year. Major office apps will be available like Excel, Powerpoint, Word, One Drive and Skype.