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Microsoft intros slimmer and lighter modular Surface Hub 2S

by Mark Tyson on 18 April 2019, 13:31

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Surface

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Microsoft previewed its Surface Hub 2S, an all-in-one device built for teamwork, in September last year. Yesterday, it showcased the new devices at a special event in New York. These new systems are thinner, lighter and more powerful than ever, and thanks to modularity will be upgradable to "unlock new experiences in the future". We also learned of pricing and availability details.

The new Microsoft Surface Hub 2S will be available in a 50-inch model first, from June this year. According to Panos Pannay, writing on the Microsoft Blog, the new device is forty percent lighter than its predecessor, with a 60 percent thinner display, sporting minimal bezels. With such a big device the slimming down makes it easier and more convenient to use it where and when you want. For even better 'mobility' you can pair this device with the Steelcase Roam Mobile Stand and APC Charge Mobile Battery - to eaily transport and share ideas in areas where AC power isn't available or easy to hook up (approx 100 minutes).

Other enhancements delivered in the new Surface Hub 2S include its 4K+ screen with 3,840 x 2,560 pixels. This can be used to video conferencing with 4x FHD video feeds, for example. Internal hardware included as standard; an 8th gen Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128GB M.2 SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Ethernet, 4K webcam, far field mic arrays, USB-C, USB-A, HDMI , mini-DP, a stylus, and a finger print reader.

The new Surface Hub 2S 50-inch system will start to ship from June and be priced from $9,000, with the wheeled Roam Mobile Battery Stand adding $1,450 to the price. You might want to buy more than one to use the tileable display features. Pricing and availability for the larger 85-inch Surface Hub 2S has not been announced at this time (testing starts in early 2020).

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Doing presentations on a surface hub js the nicest, smoothest and most corporate it centric erotic things i have ever done.

It's so nice, nice to see a battery backed portable one, i can see that being used in popup presentations very easily.
“unlock new experiences in the future”
It definitely sounds like a good thing to be able to unlock new experiences in the future. Is it inappropriate to ask why they're locked? Are they worried that we'll steal the future?