Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 wants to jazz up your boring office

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 is a 50.5-inch 4K Display for the Next Generation Conference Rooms

In addition to the ability to combine multiple Surface Hub 2 devices together into one giant screen, the new device is also more flexible than its predecessor, with options for vertical and horizontal orientation. 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. With the new Surface Hub, Microsoft plans to redefine the boring conference room meetings. "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". Microsoft's new Surface Hub 2's design is a huge leap forward from the first-gen Surface Hub, and it looks absolutely attractive. We can also expect 4K dual cameras and display with a resolution larger than 4K.

For those keeping track, 3:2 is the same aspect ratio as Microsoft's other Surface products, and it works well with this new device considering the fact that it can now rotate to a portrait position as well. Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 features Dynamic Rotation, which lets users rotate the device to portrait or landscape for the best view and usability, and the rotating experience is simply attractive. This will also allow users to share and work on different apps side-by-side. (The outgoing Surface Hub ran "Windows 10 Team", a customized version of Windows 10 Enterprise.) Unsurprisingly, there's a heavy emphasis on collaboration: Microsoft says it's developing an ambient display mode, called dynamic collaboration, that will allow people to log into the Surface Hub 2 using the built-in fingerprint reader and pull their work into a single "collaborative" document stored in the cloud. Microsoft says it will bring as much Surface Hub 2 software functionality as is possible to the previous generation Hubs.

As Microsoft said it would do this year, it announced the Surface Hub 2 today, the next iteration of its popular business collaboration computer.

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display

Microsoft hasn't shared the exact specs or the release date but has promised its availability in 2019.

The most interesting part is the concept video.




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