Many people don’t know much about the Microsoft Surface Hub but do know that it has been quite a long time since it has been announced. Now, those who are willing to take off a large chunk of their bank accounts can finally get their hands on this 84-inch touchscreen giant of a display. With it, users are able to write on the screen with the use of a digital pen or with just their finger. It also comes with two wide angle cameras which is useful for businesses that want to capture the entirety of a meeting room.
The Microsoft Surface Hub is Now Available for Purchase
Originally supposed to go on sale in September of last year, the Microsoft Surface Hub is now available to the public but only for those who are willing to spend for its insane price. Well, its price tag is somewhat already justified by its screen size as it has an 84-inch display. This giant screen will run on Windows 10 and the tech giant is aiming it at businesses who want to replace traditional video conferencing systems.
But it does not mean that the consumer market is forgotten as there is a Surface Hub that costs far less (but still quite expensive) as this variant packs in 55-inches instead of the larger 84-inches. It has a built-in fully-featured PC, and it has a variety of inputs that both include wired and wireless capabilities. For instance, it has HDMI, NFC, Bluetooth, wireless projection, and a very good number of ports to connect peripherals with.
Users are also able to interact with the display by way of using “Digital Ink” with the use of a pen, in which the tech giant explains this special writing device has been developed to feel just like writing on paper. Users are also able to write on the screen just with the use of their finger. The display contains advanced touch capabilities that can recognize up to 100 touch points with great precision. This way, it allows multiple people to interact with the screen simultaneously.
Microsoft showed off the prowess of this gigantic display back in January. They have revealed it to be running on the Windows 10 operating system, and it can run apps such as Skype for Business, Microsoft Office, OneNote, and a lot of apps that are a mainstay to the Windows operating system.
The Microsoft Surface Hub aims to replace existing video conferencing system with this giant display, and also hopes to bring forth a number of great uses that will make technology one step further into the future.