Microsoft officially announces Surface Hub 2 for Businesses

Surface Hub 2

Surface Hub 2

Microsoft is taking the wraps off the next-gen Surface Hub, the Surface Hub 2. This, and the fact that there's a smaller 4K option, is similar to what Google's been offering for a year and a half with Jamboard. The company today unveiled the new generation of its interactive whiteboard, available next year. Microsoft has also added the same muscle wire technology into the Surface Hub 2 so it can seamlessly change orientation from portrait to landscape and vice-versa.

One of the coolest features of the Surface Hub 2 is its "Tiling" ability. Called Surface Hub 2, the device will come with a 50.5-inch display and 3:2 aspect ratio. Seeing four of the attractive Surface Hub 2s lined up together has undeniable visual effect and will have a profound impact on what groups can accomplish together, allowing users to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side, said Microsoft's Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. The device will enable businesses to take advantage of all Microsoft's core business applications such as Teams, Microsft Whiteboard, Office 365 and to name a few with the power of Windows 10. As you'd expect, it includes integrated speakers, and far-field voice microphones that will work for Cortana and Skype calls. Seeing four of the attractive Surface Hub 2s lined up together has undeniable visual effect and will have a profound impact on what groups can accomplish together, allowing users to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side.

This feature is a truly magical experience. Multiple users will be able to authenticate in a single workspace, enabling them to simultaneously access, collaborate on and save a single shared document stored in the cloud. You'll need to plug a webcam above the display to start video conferences.

We haven't got any concrete specs beyond the Microsoft Surface Hub 2's display size, but we'll update this page as soon as we know more.

We can expect more details on Microsoft Surface 2 like full specifications and a price range ahead of the 2019 release. We've sold to more than 5000 customers across 25 markets. I am not exactly sure what Microsoft considers to be a competitive device.

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