Microsoft Confirms It’s Working On A Second Generation Surface Hub
Microsoft has recently been expanding the Surface line with new additions such as the Surface Laptop, Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro with LTE, and the Cupertino company has now confirmed that it’s working on a successor for the large Surface Hub.
The Surface Hub is a large interactive computer with touchscreen display aimed towards professional and business users. The Surface Hub 2 is scheduled to launch in the first half of this year. The news was confirmed by Microsoft in a statement to insider Paul Thurrott.
The current Surface Hub comes in both 55 and 84-inch sizes and offers similar functionality compared to Microsoft’s other Surface products with a touch-screen display. Both models feature eight gigabytes of internal RAM memory along with 128 gigabytes of SSD storage. The cheaper and smaller model features a Full HD resolution and an Intel Core i5 processor along with integrated graphics. Before the launch of the 55-inch version, Microsoft also released a stronger and much larger Surface Hub with an 84-inch 4K touchscreen display, a stronger Core i7 processor, and a dedicated Nvidia Quadro K2200 graphics chip.
Unfortunately, the company hasn’t announced any technical or pricing details about the upcoming Hub 2. It’s possible that Microsoft will add a couple of new features or change the design, but a mere specification bump is also within the realm of possibilities.
Chances are that we’ll hear more about the new Surface Hub at Microsoft’s upcoming Build 2018 press conference in May.