Introducing Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display

While it's unlikely for Microsoft to take a similar route, Redmond will decrease the price for its Surface Hub 2.

Today, the company is launching the Surface Hub 2, an updated version with fancier software, a better base resolution, and a lack of bezels that make this look like the coolest TV you could possibly mount to any wall, whether it's in a conference room or not. "The 4K cameras that rotate with the device, integrated speakers and far field mic arrays allow everyone in the meeting to feel as if they are right in the room with the rest of the group, while our standard Surface 3×2 aspect ratio means everyone has more usable space to create and collaborate", Panay said.

Another nifty addition to this year's Surface Hub is the fact that it can be employed in the portrait orientation as well, unlike the previous one which was restricted to a landscape position.

What the Microsoft Surface Hub 2 evolved from: the original Surface Hub. Microsoft has clearly listened to customer feedback and is working on making the device more affordable as well.

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Microsoft's Surface team is obsessed with hinges.

The firm has revealed a giant 50.5inch touchscreen called the Surface Hub 2, which it says is created to replace a whiteboard.

The Surface Hub 2 won't be battery-powered, though Microsoft's not saying exactly what technology will power it. The Surface chief says the hub is for a "new culture of work" and is "designed to be used by Teams to get people out of their seats". Four of the massive screens can even be linked together. While we are having a video call with someone, we do not have to shrink their face, but instead, use the full capacity of the Surface Hub 2. Though Microsoft is announcing the Surface Hub 2 in time for businesses to start planning for purchases a year or two out, some-not all-of these capabilities will come to the original Surface Hub. An intriguing aspect about this collaborative digital whiteboard is that it is now able to rotate from landscape to portrait mode. With the Surface Hub 2, Microsoft's trying to enable what it calls "immersive collaboration", allowing as many people access to the device as possible. This device brings out the best bits of the Surface Hub 1 and advances all the parts that needed advancing.

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.

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