Microsoft Surface Hub pre-orders begin on July 1, start shipping in September

Microsoft will start shipping its massive Surface Hub touchscreen PCs in September, with pre-orders starting on July 1. The PCs, which will use a version of Windows 10, will come in two sizes. The 55-inch model will sell for $6,999, while the 84-inch version will have a price tag of $19,999.

Sales of the Surface Hub, which has been designed primarily for businesses and education customers, will be conducted via a number of authorized resellers. It will be available in 24 markets at first: The United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Neowin has some additonal information on the hardware specs for each version of the Surface Hub. Both models come with 8GB of RAM, a 128SSD for internal storage, and have a 100-point touch screen with the 55-inch model having a 1920x1080 display resolution and the 84-inch version getting the larger 3840x2160 resolution. The 55-inch Surface Hub will have an Intel Core i5 processor with Intel-based graphics, while the 84-inch version has an Intel Core i7 chip combined with the NVIDIA Quadro K2200 GPU.

The Surface Hubs will come with two Surface Pens and a Microsoft All-In-One Media Keyboard. Both will have two front-facing 1080 cameras, along with a microphone and dual front-facing speakers. The Surface Hub will have support for Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Miracast and Bluetooth connections, along with an NFC reader. Both will also have one USB 3.0 port, but the 84-inch version will have four USB 2.0 ports compared to just two of those ports for the 55-inch version.

Source: Microsoft; Neowin

John Callaham