Back in 2019, Microsoft announced and launched the Surface Hub 2S, a 50-inch, 4K, multi-touch PixelSense display that was clearly designed to enhance and improve workplace productivity. Recently, the Redmond-based company launched an 85-inch variant of the display during the Ignite conference.
Microsoft says that the panel will be available to companies and organisations with either a floor supported wall mount, a floating wall mount, or on a mobile cart. In terms of the internal hardware powering the 85-inch digital whiteboard, Microsoft was not clear on the issue. That said, if the new display is merely just a literal bump up in size, it’s possible that the machine is housing near identical specs with its 50-inch sibling.
That includes the same 8th generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. The main difference between the two – internally, at least – is that customers will now be allowed to choose to run either Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise.
Additionally, Microsoft says that, while the display size measures in at 85-inch, the screen itself has been fitted into a chassis that is 20% thinner and 30% lighter than its predecessor. Even the bezels have been trimmed down by as much as 45%.
Microsoft says that it will begin shipping out the 85-inch Surface Hub 2S in January 2021 and will retail for an eye-watering US$22000 (~RM91520). Preorders for the panel are already open, but only within the US. At the time of writing, Microsoft did mention local availability or pricing.