Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Microsoft Goes Back to the Drawing Board with the Surface Hub 2

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Grady Vargas | 15 May, 2018, 22:31

Microsoft declined to provide a release date or pricing but said that it'll begin testing the Surface Hub 2 with "select commercial customers" this year ahead of general availability in 2019.

Dynamic rotation makes sure that your canvas stays straight while you rotate the display from 0 to 90 degrees.

I could try to describe Microsoft's upcoming Surface Hub 2 - a scalable, 4K, 50.5-inch touchscreen display, videowall collaboration conferencing system that you can roll around, but I bet you already yawned halfway through that sentence.

For those keeping track, 3:2 is the same aspect ratio as Microsoft's other Surface products, and it works well with this new device considering the fact that it can now rotate to a portrait position as well. Robin Seiler, Microsoft's general manager of hardware engineering, said that the main point of the new Surface Hub is on productivity.

Microsoft's also introducing a new "tiling" experience with the Surface Hub 2.

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Time will tell if the Surface Hub 2 can replicate the success of the original Surface Hub, which shipped to 5,000 customers across 25 markets a year ago, according to Microsoft. It comes with Windows 10, Microsoft Whiteboard, Cloud, Microsoft Teams and Office 365. I am not exactly sure what Microsoft considers to be a competitive device. The Surface Hub will largely be showing content from PCs and smartphones, and people are flipping between orientations on those devices is becoming more and more common. Four of the massive screens can even be linked together.

"Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used by teams - to get people out of their seats, to connect and ideate, regardless of location".

While we don't know very much about it yet, Microsoft showed off the new model's sleek design and shared some information about key features, such as an improved display and portrait mode support. With this in mind, we did learn two specific things about the display that sets the Surface Hub 2 apart. The original Surface Hub advanced this mission, making it possible to join a meeting or open a whiteboard with one touch.

Three years ago, Microsoft announced the first-generation Surface Hub, a giant touchscreen created to make collaboration brainstorms marginally less soul-sucking.

Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn't plan to share further details of the Surface Hub 2 until later this year, including the price.

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