What you need to know
- The 85-inch Surface Hub 2S is now available for pre-sale.
- Will begin shipping to commercial customers in January.
- Features the Windows 10 Team 2020 Update.
Microsoft's larger Surface Hub 2S offering is now up for pre-sale, and will begin shipping to commercial customers in January 2021. The 85-inch Surface Hub 2S runs the same software as the standard Surface Hub 2S, that being Windows 10 Team, and Microsoft touts this offering as an all-in-one teamwork digital whiteboard. It'll cost $21,999.99.
The Surface Hub 2S 85-inch features a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, which is notable because the standard Surface Hub 2S uses a 3:2 aspect ratio. In addition to the new hardware, Microsoft is also releasing the Windows 10 Team 2020 Update to Surface Hub 2S and Surface Hub 1 devices in October, which includes improved IT integration, device deployment and management capabilities, as well as meeting and collaboration experiences across all Surface Hub generations.
If Windows 10 Team is not something that fits into your work flow, customers can now configure Surface Hub 2S with Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise. This will deliver the full Windows 10 desktop PC experience on the Surface Hub 2, with the usual Start menu and windowed apps. Microsoft says that this toolset enables customers to maximize their productivity with apps not traditionally available on Surface Hub.
Finally, the standard Surface Hub 2S will be coming to China later this year. What are your thoughts on today's Surface announcements? Let us know in the comments.
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I have said for years that Microsoft needs to make a line of Surface "Smart" TV's for consumers with all the popular services available in 2020... And, a wireless Surface Surround system to complement them. They could run Android, for all I care. It seems like a no brainer. 🤷🏾♂️ Don't believe it's possible? Some didn't think a Surface Phone was possible either.
Agreed. My kids asked me why can't do Teams on their Xbox via the Connect cam. I was like, great question. That was a miss by MS.
This may just be unfortunate timing. They can do Skype on the XBox with the Kinect camera. I expect TEAMS on an XBOX seemed a bit of a stretch, but certainly a valid option these days. TEAMS personal is still a bit new as it is.
I definitely like Teams better than Skype.
Actually, Xbox is a great point. A Surface TV should have game streaming built in.
Televisions (consumer electronics) are too complicated for companies like Microsoft.
There's a lot of tech to get through that in the end they'll just butcher most of the features. Look at xbox, they can't even do Hdmi CEC.
Even the easy stuff will be difficult for them and overlooked. Remember trivial things like MMS in Windows phone.
There's a reason why only the koreans run TV space. Even japan struggle against Samsung and LG
Oh yeah... I forgot. 43 years of being on this earth has taught me that times never change.. You're absolutely right. Thanks for reminding me. SMDH
This is going to be tough to sell to the wife for the living room. But Honey, think of the video chat's with the grandkids.
It is kind of optimistic to think we will be back in conference rooms in January.
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