The company will start testing the Surface Hub 2 with some of its commercial customers this year, and it will be generally available next year. Instead of the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, the Surface Hub 2 has the same 3:2 ratio of Microsoft's other Surface systems.
Tiling works great if you have up to four Surface Hub 2 whiteboards and you need to tile them together in order to create one big canvas.
Microsoft's Surface Hub truly an unconventional device. We were told that this is to render the new Surface Hub into a more portable device that's easier to move. Interested businesses and customers can find out more about the device here.
This machine is made to make the most of software like Microsoft Whiteboard, Microsoft Teams, and Office 365. Microsoft says that there are 5,000 companies using Surface Hubs, including half of Fortune 100 companies. This apparently brings it in line with Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets, which the company says were created to give the look and feel of a piece of paper.
Surface Hub 2 Intro video. The one on the Surface Hub 2 takes some cues from those on Surface Studio and Surface Book, said Seiler, but is still unique, as it is designed for "dynamic rotation".
Interestingly, the Surface Hub 2 has a hinge system which allows it to be rotated between landscape and portrait mode, and can be mounted on a wall or used with a rolling stand to make it more accessible.
The Surface Hub was a insane expensive digital whiteboard that could handle anything from video conferences to document collaboration.
Speaking of size, one surprising bit of information we found was that the Surface Hub 2 will have just a 50.5-inch display. Using multi-user sign in, multiple people can authenticate in the same Surface Hub 2 workspace, allowing them to simultaneously access their documents and ideas, merging them with the ideas of their teammates - and making collaboration as natural as meeting at a whiteboard. If you want to buy one of these new devices, look for availability coming in 2019 but with pricing not yet finalized, getting your purchase order approved could be a bit more hard.
Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn't plan to share further details of the Surface Hub 2 until later this year, including the price.