Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display

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Surface Hub 2
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

Last year, Microsoft said that the current generation Surface
Hub devices were picking up momentum worldwide. Despite
the rumours and speculations, Microsoft remains totally
committed to the Surface Hub product line. Earlier this year a
report revealed that Microsoft is working on the next
generation Surface Hub and it could be announced as soon as
this year.

Surface Hub created an entirely new device category and the
software giant is taking the experience to the next level with
the latest model.

Microsoft today in a blog post announced the new Surface Hub 2
with an improved version of Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 features a sleeker design and is
more affordable to fit any workspace or work style.
Microsoft has designed Surface Hub 2 for both productivity and
creativity.

“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,” the company said in a blog post.

The gorgeous Surface Hub 2 features a 50.5-inch multi-touch
display with 4K resolution. It comes with Windows 10, Microsoft
Whiteboard, Cloud, Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

Surface Hub 2 – The Windows 10 device for productivity

The Surface Hub 2 features an innovative design with inbuilt 4K
cameras that rotate with the device. It can scale and adapt to
your workspace and the rotation technology basically allows
people to work in the way that suits them without worrying
about the orientation for content.

The giant display of the Surface Hub 2 offers more usable
space to create and collaborate.

Surface Hub 2 design
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

The Surface Hub 2 supports tiling which means the user could
line up the devices together to work simultaneously across
different software. The Surface Hub 2s that are lined up
together allows users to display multiple pieces of content
side-by-side on each device. Microsoft explains that the team
would be able to work simultaneously across PowerPoint,
Microsoft Whiteboard and PowerBI.

Last but not the least, the new Surface Hub 2 comes with
multi-user sign-in feature which makes the entire collaboration
secure and natural. The teammates can authenticate in the same
Surface Hub 2 workspace and access their documents.

“We’re passionate about creating experiences that allow the
technology to fade into the background, so people and teams can
be as productive and creative as possible,” says Panos Panay,
Chief Product Officer, Microsoft.

Microsoft says that it will be testing the Surface Hub 2 with
select commercial customers this year, and the device would
become available for purchase for everyone in 2019.



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