Microsoft up to date its Surface system household this week, with the introduction of the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S. It’s so large it wants wheels, you don’t need to ask how a lot the exterior battery prices, but it inevitably snaps into focus the efforts Microsoft’s hardware group is making with enterprise clients.
When it comes to specs, the Surface Hub 2S has loads going for it. The 50-inch display screen has a decision of 2840×2560 pixels, it’s slimmer and lighter, and inside is powered by Intel’s eighth technology Core i5 backed up by 8GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and the UHD 620 graphics chipset. Pricing begins at $9,000.
It’s notable that the most significant change within the Hub 2S is its portability. Via a partnership with Steelcase, a cell easel is on the market to wheel the touchable slab across the workplace, and for much more choices you’ll be able to add a battery pack from APC to maintain the whole lot working when you whizz across the workplace.
You shouldn’t assume that the aim right here is to promote ridiculous numbers of the Hub 2S – though I doubt Microsoft would flip down gross sales. As I see it, the objective is to make use of this as a central (sic) Hub in an enterprise and be sure that Microsoft’s native- and cloud-based mostly software program is the digital connective tissue.
The Hub isn’t mainly a stand-alone (or perhaps a wheel-alone) machine. Though it runs Windows 10, it is a customized version of Windows 10 Enterprise called Windows 10 Team. Whereas it will probably run universal Windows 10 apps (together with Microsoft’s in-depth vary of cloud-primarily based apps together with Office, Teams, and One Note), the three key focus factors of the Hub household are collaboration, a conferences platform, and a digital whiteboard; all of which will combine alongside different Home windows 10 powered units.