Microsoft will ship a next-generation Surface Hub 2 in 2019, boasting a smaller, lighter, more modular design that will encourage workers to share the screen, as well as their notes and files.
Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used by teams - to get people out of their seats, to connect and ideate, regardless of location. The new Surface Hub 2 is sleeker, more agile and more affordable to fit any workspace or work style. The 4K+ 50.5" multi-touch display creates a canvas to co-create, harnessing the power of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10 and the intelligent cloud. The 4K cameras that rotate with the device, integrated speakers and far field mic arrays allow everyone in the meeting to feel as if they are right in the room with the rest of the group, while a standard Surface 3x2 aspect ratio means everyone has more usable space.
Surface Hub 2 scales and adapts to your space through tiling up to 4 screens together in portrait or landscape view. Dynamic rotation allows you to use the best orientation for your content. It is also easier to move around your workspaces than its predecessor. Microsoft has teamed up with workplace expert Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts to help Surface Hub 2 customers be mobile.
Seeing four of the Surface Hub 2s lined up together has visual effect, allowing users to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side.
The original Surface Hub allowed people to join a meeting or open a whiteboard with one touch. Now Surface Hub 2 takes it even further with multi-user sign in. 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.
Microsoft will begin to test Surface Hub 2 this year with select commercial customers. It will be available for purchase in 2019.