Surface Hub makes news studio debut with Seattle's KING 5 news

One of Microsoft's big Surface Hub touchscreen PCs is already being used by a local TV station. KING 5 in Seattle debuted its revamped news studio today, which has the 84-inch version of Microsoft's Windows 10 PC installed on its set.

KING 5 is the first local TV station in the world to use the Surface Hub. In a brief video demonstration, the whiteboard features of the PC were used to draw on Windows 10's map app. KING 5 believes that the Surface Hub will allow them to report on news stories in a new and unique manner.

Microsoft started taking pre-orders for the Surface Hub in mid-2015, but the company has not yet officially announced that the PCs have begun shipping to its customers — certainly, being in Microsoft's back yard didn't hurt in helping KING 5 secure one of the early releases. Originally the 55-inch version was priced at $6,999 while the 84-inch version cost $19,999. However, in late December Microsoft boosted the prices for both models, with the 55-inch Hub now priced at $8,999, while the 84-inch version getting a price tag of $21,999.

Source: KING 5

John Callaham