Microsoft Announces 84 inch, 4K ‘Surface Hub’ Powered by Windows 10


Posted on January 21, 2015 by Alan Walsh

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Microsoft made two hardware related announcements and today’s event. One of those was the Microsoft Hologram and the other was the Microsoft Surface Hub which is an 84 inch, 4K resolution mounted screen that’s powered by Windows 10. This is the first of the perceptive pixel devices that Microsoft will begin to mass produce for businesses in the future which is the main target audience for this device. It has great meeting features such as Skype for Business and OneNote which a stylus designed specifically for the Surface Hub.

The whiteboard features that uses the stylus give an unlimited canvas for taking notes and diagrams during meetings. These are saved to OneNote and can be easily emailed to you don’t lose access to them. The product is also very teamwork/collaboration focused to allow you to work with others easily, no matter where they are.

The Surface Hub reimagines the meeting experience so you can unlock the power of the group and easily join a Skype for Business (previously known as Lync) meeting. This means your meeting starts immediately and you aren’t waiting for the technology to work as with one button click, you’re immediately collaborating with your workmates.

The Surface Hub can receive content from phones, tablets, laptops and so forth to be projected right onto that 84 inch screen. Clear sound and audio quality also makes for high quality, productive meetings.

Microsoft’s Surface Hub also allows you to run Universal Windows Applications right on the screen and also includes the familiar Microsoft software and services businesses rely on. You can also build experiences tailored to the platform and Apps can take advantage of the large screen, touch, ink inputs, sensors and cameras. It also supports HDMI, NFC, Bluetooth and ports to connect other devices.

The Microsoft Surface Hub ships with Office so Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Skype for Business. There’s also Windows 10 in its core and it has 100 points of touch precision. Sounds pretty neat, right? Be sure to discuss everything from today’s event on the Rectify Gaming forums!

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