But will it as successful as the original digital whiteboard, that be the question? We have signs that Microsoft is ready to launch Surface Hub 2 sometimes this year.
This new generation device is set to be revealed in the first half of 2018, though no specific date has been provided on when it will be made available for purchase, and at what price.
Redmond did make it a point to note the popularity of the Surface Hub, saying that it will have more information to share on the successor soon:
“Surface Hub created an entirely new device category and we’re thrilled with the strong momentum we have seen across the globe. We’re working on V2 and will share more in the first half of this year.”
And although detailed specifications are currently unknown, we can expect to see improvements to both hardware and software. Microsoft is apparently planning an operating system upgrade for its smart displays, while Microsoft Teams integration is apparently coming on board.
Pun always intended.
The new software features will also be brought to the original Surface Hub through an update, but that’s only logical.
What’s more important is whether these gigantic devices that are primarily targeted at businesses for faster and easier communication will enjoy similar success like the first models.
The company asks $8,999 for the 55-inch model and $21,999 for the 84-inch one, so the Surface Hub definitely has a niche market. Last we heard that the device demand had exceeded company expectations and had been sold to 2,000 unique customers.
Hopefully, these new Windows 10 powered devices also enjoy success this time around.
We’ll know soon enough.