A while back Microsoft announced the Surface Hub, a massive 84-inch all-in-one PC with a 4K display, primarily for use in businesses for collaborative projects. Pre-orders have been live for a few weeks but unfortunately, it looks like Microsoft is going to miss its September shipping date.
These displays cost between $7000 (55-inch) and $20,000 (84-inch) depending on which model you get so it is pretty out of reach for consumers. However, it seems Microsoft has seen “strong demand out of the gate”, which means the company has had to change up its manufacturing process slightly in order to produce more units.
“We started taking pre-orders on July 1 and we’ve seen strong demand out of the gate”, Microsoft’s Surface General Manager, Brian Hall wrote. “Based on the early interest we see, we’re tuning our manufacturing process to prepare for production at broader scale. To do this, we are adjusting our product roll-out schedule to ensure we deliver a great customer experience and set our partners up for success”.
Those who did pre-order the Surface Hub now don’t have an exact shipping date but Microsoft is hoping to provide an update in a few weeks time. Pre-orders are still live though. As far as internal specs go, the 84-inch 4K variant features an Nvidia Quadro K2200 GPU and an Intel Core i7 while the 55-inch model settles with integrated graphics.
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KitGuru Says: It would seem that demand for the giant Surface Hub has been quite high. It would be interesting to how many are springing for the 84-inch 4K model rather than the cheaper 55-inch variant.