Coming Soon: GET:IT Endpoint Management 1-Day Conference on September 28th at 9:30 AM ET Coming Soon: GET:IT Endpoint Management 1-Day Conference on September 28th at 9:30 AM ET

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2S Arrives in June, Comes in 50 and 85in Flavors

Today in New York, Microsoft finally announced all the details surrounding its second generation Surface Hub. The device, known as the Hub 2S, has a new design and it is an evolution of the company’s successful first generation product.

As for specs, the device includes Intel’s 8th gen Core i5 processors, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 128 GB M.2 drive, a 4k+ display (higher resolution than a typical 4k screen) built-in 4k cameras, far-field mic arrays, weighs forty percent lighter than its predecessor (62lbs/29kg), and starts at $9,000.

While the company had only previously shown off the 50in model, there will be a much larger 85in size as well. One thing to keep in mind is that the 50in model uses a 3:2 aspect ratio, which is standard for the Surface line of devices, the much larger 85in model will use 16:9.

Sponsored Content

Say Goodbye to Traditional PC Lifecycle Management

Traditional IT tools, including Microsoft SCCM, Ghost Solution Suite, and KACE, often require considerable custom configurations by T3 technicians (an expensive and often elusive IT resource) to enable management of a hybrid onsite + remote workforce. In many cases, even with the best resources, organizations are finding that these on-premise tools simply cannot support remote endpoints consistently and reliably due to infrastructure limitations.

One of the more interesting aspects of the device is that it can run on a battery. Microsoft has designed a cart and battery system that allows you to unplug the device from a wall and use it away from outlets which will be useful for meetings that take place ad-hoc or not in a traditional conference room.

Also new with this generation is that you will be able to buy just the display, without the compute module, later this year. This version of the device is for customers that only need conference hardware that doesn’t need to be mobile but has support for touch and pen input. This is possible because of the new modular design that will allow the device to be upgraded later down the line with swappable components, giving the hardware a long shelf life for customers who buy the 2S.

As for availability, the 55in device will become available in June 2019 and will be sold through its partner networks while the larger 85in version will not be available until 2020. For international customers, Microsoft says that the device will become available in 25 additional markets not long after US availability.

Related Topics:


Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Sign up for a Petri Account

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Brad Sams has more than a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt including helping to establish new and seasoned publications From breaking news about upcoming Microsoft products to telling the story of how a billion dollar brand was birthed in his book, Beneath a Surface, Brad is a well-rounded journalist who has established himself as a trusted name in the industry.
Live Webinar: Active Directory Security: What Needs Immediate Priority!Live on Tuesday, October 12th at 1 PM ET

Attacks on Active Directory are at an all-time high. Companies that are not taking heed are being punished, both monetarily and with loss of production.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to prioritize vulnerability management
  • What attackers are leveraging to breach organizations
  • Where Active Directory security needs immediate attention
  • Overall strategy to secure your environment and keep it secured

Sponsored by: