Microsoft started taking pre-orders for its big 55-inch and 84-inch Surface Hub touchscreen PCs early in July, with plans to start shipping the first units in September. Now those plans have changed, but in this case it sounds like a good thing as Microsoft claims it wants to make some changes to how the Surface Hub is made so it can start shipping on a larger scale.
In a blog post, Microsoft says that pre-orders for the Surface Hub, which will have Windows 10 pre-installed, have "seen strong demand out of the gate." It added:
"Based on the early interest we see, we're tuning our manufacturing process to prepare for production at broader scale. To do this, we are adjusting our product roll-out schedule to ensure we deliver a great customer experience and set our partners up for success. We will not start shipping on September 1 now. We'll have more details on our updated shipment schedule in early August. In the meantime, we will continue to take pre-orders."
As we have mentioned before, Microsoft is assembling the Surface Hub in a factory located in Wilsonville, Oregon. The 55-inch model is priced at $6,999, while the 84-inch version has a price tag of $19,999.