Take a deep dive into the hardware and design of Microsoft's Surface Hub

Most of us will likely never get a chance to actually interact with one of Microsoft's huge (and expensive) Surface Hubs, but that doesn't mean we can't admire from a distance. Thanks to a new "engineer's tour" of the Surface Hub posted on the Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel, you can now ogle to your heart's content with a dive into the hardware and design of the massive work-focused slab. Take a look below:

The business-centric Surface Hub initially started shipping out to buyers in March 2016, and the giant Windows 10-powered machine has already been a pretty big success. In fact, Microsoft reported in December that it had already shipped Surface Hubs to more than 2,000 customers in 24 markets thus far. And those numbers are certainly nothing to scoff at, considering the Surface Hub starts at a whopping $9,000 for the 55-inch version, and runs up to $22,000 for the 84-inch model.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I want to do CAD-CAM on that 84"er (1:1 scale). LOL
  • I've used one.
    My employer has the 55" model.
  • If I use Windows tablet along with a projector, I can do what surface hub does.
    I think the reason why people may love it is the same reason why others love apple devices: Only the name "Surface" Or "Apple".
  • A projector/tablet combo can do almost all the surface hub can. The surface hubs main advantage is collaboration support. Exp, video conferencing with a large group, or working on a design where multiple people can use the screen. This device is not marketed to everyday consumers for this reason. It's not that people (surface brand lovers') love it, but companies like it for its productivity capabilities.
  • Yep. Looks like every news t.v. Channel is using it. Specially when showing the weather.
  • You cant do 100 point multi-touch, or draw on the projection with a stylus....
  • If only it looked more sexy
  • Couldn't help but notice the debug app for touch/pen had a tilt readout. Looked like it wasn't active, but seems like a solid indication that the next gen Surface pens will have barrel tilt.
  • Windows Ink supports tilt and rotation since its introduction in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, it is part of optional data a digitizer can provide and apps using Ink can decide to receive these extras in the ink packets.
    ​The debug app is probably just a standard digitizer test app they use for every OEM and therefore has to be able to test these extra packet data in case the digitizer is capable of providing them.
  • Does no one ever wonder what that clock widget is doing on the desktop or how to get that? Bugs me
  • Actually, It's Windows 10 hub sdk. You can use tablet mode to mimic that though.
  • No Clock widget on the desktop, what you're seeing is the clock at the top of the Start panel of Windows Team. Think of it as a Start menu showing centered on an illustration because these are physically huge and you don't want to force people to walk around to get from one side of the Start menu to the other.
    This Start panel wouldn't be efficient on smaller screens, or even on general-purpose computers with large screens, as they are very conference-centric, showing online meetings from room's Exchange calendar and the fixed Unified Communications, Whiteboard and Projection apps.
  • "...such as a Mac." XD
  • This is a brilliant device that you can easily see how it is needed by companies. Another great MS product. Love the dedicated factory 🏭
  • I wonder if they have a dedicated factory for the Surface Phone!?? 😉
  • We use a Surface hub (84") at our office. Pretty impressive device.