Tuesday, May 15th 2018

Microsoft's Hit Surface Hub is Getting a Second-Gen Product in 2019

Microsoft has listed a second-generation approach to their original Surface Hub, the innovative conference room computer built for collaborative work scenarios that was met with considerable success. That success, of course, stems from the integration of a whiteboard/computing solution, that brings interactivity and computing to usually less... techy collaborations.

According to Microsoft, the idea behind the Surface Hub 2 is simple: "A new culture of work is emerging. One where unlocking the power of the team has never been more important. I see it with our team daily. People coming together, creating together. Making products stronger through collaboration, whether they're in the same room or separated by thousands of miles." And Microsoft may have put in some of the improvements to do just that.
The new Surface Hub system will be a 55", 4K-resolution affair that comes with a slim bezel design so it can be wall-mounted - and the real-estate can be easily expanded to up to four Surface Hubs. The new panels/computers/whiteboards eschew the previous-gen 16:9 screen ratio and adopt Microsoft's now preferred 3:2 ratio. If buyers want to use the Surface Hub as a portable product rather than a wall-mounted, set-it -and-forget-it-or-have-a-million-headaches product, they're giving users that option by partnering with Steelcase, which will develop rolling stands and supports that allow the new Surface Hubs to be carried from room to room to impress anyone that happens to watch that particular logistics segment.
Source: Microsoft
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11 Comments on Microsoft's Hit Surface Hub is Getting a Second-Gen Product in 2019

#1
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
Sorted your non clickable Link :):lovetpu::laugh:
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#2
PowerPC
and the real-estate can be easily expanded to up to four Surface Hubs.
Only four?? :rolleyes:
I was really hoping they were aiming for this:
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#3
AsRock
TPU addict
Does it come with carpet & glue ?.
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#4
Basard
LOL.... a giant smartphone? really?
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#5
Easo
"Basard said:
LOL.... a giant smartphone? really?
It's an enterprise level conferencing equipment. Just because something has touch does not mean it is smartphone. Otherwise you can call, say, Tesla, a smartphone too.
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#6
medi01
Cool idea, but so was tablet back in 90s, coming from the same company.
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#7
Brusfantomet
3:2, I like it already, far superior to the shit 21:9 AR.
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#8
Basard
"Easo said:
It's an enterprise level conferencing equipment. Just because something has touch does not mean it is smartphone. Otherwise you can call, say, Tesla, a smartphone too.
Come on though, lol... it looks like one of them gag phones--you see some guy holding it up to his ear, walking through the library, shouting into it.
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Easo
"Basard said:
Come on though, lol... it looks like one of them gag phones--you see some guy holding it up to his ear, walking through the library, shouting into it.
Well, they would not have made Gen 2 if this would not sell. Check this for details on adoption https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-surface-hub-v2-coming . When something costs 9k to 21k it is a lot.
As someone who has had to deal with Polycom, various additions to it, stuff like ClickShare, BlueJeans, and various other systems, this is something I would be happy to have, bar the price tag.

This thing is not a joke, nor a fad. If you have full Microsoft environment, which the above mentioned Fortune 100 (and lets be honest, more than them only) mostly does, its perfect, integration with everything.
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#10
Scrizz
I'd love to have a couple of these.
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#11
remixedcat
no actual meetings are this cinematic, c'mon now,... ayyy!
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