Microsoft launched Surface hub back in June 2015. Surface Hub is an interactive whiteboard aimed at productivity. The whole idea of a Surface Hub was to make collaboration and videoconferencing much more efficient.
Now finally the tech giant has come up with a successor to its Surface Hub called Surface Hub 2. “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. The new Surface Hub 2 is sleeker, more agile and more affordable to fit any workspace or work style,” explained Panas Panay, chief product officer in a blog.
Surface Hub 2 will spot an impressive 4K+50.5″ multi-touch display and 4K cameras that rotate with the device. 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.
Although Microsoft did not reveal much about the specs, the thing that Microsoft shared in the blog post compels us to think that the company is taking computing to a level higher. All the dual screen device patents look to be true now. Surface Hub 2 takes the baby steps towards a multiple display thing. The new Surface Hub 2 will have the capability of tiling which simply joins multiple Surface hub 2 allowing users to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side.
It is worth to take a note that the new Surface Hub 2 will be available for purchases in 2019 albeit the product will be tested with some selected commercial customers in this year.
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