Called Surface Hub 2, the device will come with a 50.5-inch display and 3:2 aspect ratio.
New Surface Hub comes with four flagship features and easier setup.
Unveiled today in a blog post from Microsoft's Chief Product Officer and Surface co-creator Panos Panay, the Surface Hub 2 is designed for offices that want to have a real-time collaborative workplace where remote workers and in-office workers can collaborate in real time as if they were together. You can check out the official video of the Surface Hub 2 below. Surprisingly, the video camera is now gone from the main device.
When I asked Seiler more about the version of Windows 10 that will power Surface Hub 2, she said "Windows 10 is what it's built on", and wouldn't go beyond that.
Microsoft has announced the Surface Hub 2, a brand new interactive whiteboard aimed at helping professionals to work creatively and collaboratively. Seeing four of the handsome Surface Hub 2s lined up together has undeniable visual effect and will have a profound impact on what groups can accomplish together, allowing users to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side. Dynamic rotation allows you to use the best orientation for your content and Microsoft has teamed up with Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and mounts to help make Surface Hub 2 mobile.
Multiple users will be able to sign into a shared Surface Hub 2 workspace to collaborate; it's not clear if that's mandatory to call in to it or just a perk. Microsoft says it has sold over 5000 of the original Surface Hub across 24 markets and believes the more affordable Surface Hub 2 will be an even bigger success.
As for the software, Microsoft tells me that it is running an iteration of Windows 10 and that UWP apps will run as well but we will need to wait for the full spec-release to better understand how this machine is operating behind the glass. It will begin testing the device with select commercial customers this year and it will be available to purchase in 2019.
Microsoft isn't yet disclosing pricing, but Seiler said it would be "in line with similar competitive devices".