Today, the company is launching the Surface Hub 2, an updated version with fancier software, a better base resolution, and a lack of bezels that make this look like the coolest TV you could possibly mount to any wall, whether it's in a conference room or not. The new interface of Microsoft, Surface Hub 2 is the next-generation tool for a collaborative workspace. The one on the Surface Hub 2 takes some cues from those on Surface Studio and Surface Book, said Seiler, but is still unique, as it is designed for "dynamic rotation". The Microsoft Surface Hub 2 also features a 4K webcam (which is removable and rotatable) and far-field microphones for a better video calling experience.
Surface Hub 2 Intro video.
Panay concludes: "We started on the journey of empowering teams with the original Surface Hub and the value it provides has resonated with businesses worldwide".
The company has not yet said how much the new device will cost or when, exactly, it will launch. I am not exactly sure what Microsoft considers to be a competitive device. "The gorgeous 4K+ 50.5" multi-touch display creates an inviting canvas to co-create, harnessing the power of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10 and the intelligent cloud.
Following on from the first-generation Surface Hub, which we must say we haven't seen in many United Kingdom offices though Microsoft says it has flogged the Hub to more than 5,000 businesses, the Surface Hub 2 is one flashy looking device. More will be coming soon, and you can check out more on Surface Hub 2 by checking here.
There's also a new touch button on the side of the display, which looks like it'll wake the device, then give you access to a new menu system, not seen in Windows 10 before, specifically built for the Surface Hub.
With the Surface Hub 2, the upcoming device will support multi-user sign-ins.
Microsoft's Surface team is obsessed with hinges.
Multiple users will be able to sign into a shared Surface Hub 2 workspace to collaborate; it's not clear if that's mandatory to call in to it or just a perk. As for pricing, Microsoft has chose to keep Surface Hub 2 real cheap with it selling for $5000 or so, down from the holy-crap price of $22,000 for the original Surface Hub. For now, all we know is that it will be available sometime in 2019.