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Microsoft Surface Hub finally starts shipping

After a couple of lengthy delays, the Microsoft Surface Hub has started to ship to businesses.

Microsoft announced its unusual Surface Hub concept way back in January 2015 as a new breed of business computer. These were to be huge 84-inch or 55-inch all-in-one PCs with multi-touch functionality – ideal for office presentations and video conferences.

They were initially supposed to ship in September of last year, but the date was then pushed back to January 1. Then, towards the end of December, it emerged that the Surface Hub had been pushed back once again.

Now Microsoft has announced that the Surface Hub is finally shipping to businesses.

Over on an official Microsoft blog post, the company reveals that its super-sized tablet computer has started rolling out.

“We are not just releasing a powerful device,” says Microsoft. “We are releasing a team-empowering solution that will make meetings more productive, modernise workflows, and let people engage with data much better.”

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As noted, the Surface Hub comes in two sizes, 55-inch and 84-inch. Both support 100 points of touch input, as well as stylus input.

The Microsoft Surface Hub family runs on an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU backed by 8GB of RAM, and features a 128GB SSD. The 84-inch model also boasts a discrete Nvidia Quadro graphics card, which helps drive its large 4K display (the 55-inch model is 1080p).


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