Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display

Panos Panay, Microsoft's Chief Product Officer, said the touchscreen was created to help remote teams work together more easily.

The quick rotation comes via a new locking mechanism Microsoft has developed, while the company has also worked with Steelcase to create rolling stands and mounts for the Surface Hub 2. The way the teams in the video seem to be able to swipe through a wall of screens, moving pieces and parts with a flick of a wrist is very "crime prevention Tom Cruise" (pre- eye gouging).

"Surface Hub 2 will spot an impressive 4K+50.5" multi-touch display and 4K cameras that rotate with the device. Microsoft will really have to deliver on that display, as its teasers promise crystal-clear images and handsome video quality. "We'll have more to share in the coming months.". "We really think this new flexibility will help teams work more productively and collaboratively".

Microsoft has announced the Surface Hub 2, the second generation touchscreen display designed for the modern office.

One of the coolest features of the Surface Hub 2 is its "Tiling" ability.

Surface Hub 1's operating system is called "Windows 10 Team" and based on Windows 10 Enterprise, but customized with some features unique to the device.

It's a departure for the Surface Hub product line. Currently, the only 4K version (3,840 by 2,160 pixels) of the Surface Hub is the 84-inch model. An intriguing aspect about this collaborative digital whiteboard is that it is now able to rotate from landscape to portrait mode.

With this new hardware, we are also seeing Microsoft push the 'Microsoft 365′ branding as well.

Yet, if there's one thing that Google's Chromebooks demonstrated easily it's that the educational sector is ripe for targeting by tech companies if they keep prices in check.

Microsoft is also introducing biometric login support with a fingerprint reader which is designed as a method of enabling two-factor authentication.

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. And of course, we have no idea of the components inside. Instead, it chose to use a prototype desktop device that used Microsoft's cognitive services, and could both see and hear.

"I don't want to confirm or deny what's going to be available in terms of that", Day said of the device, which he called a "concept". We've sold to more than 5000 customers across 25 markets.

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