Some two months back Microsoft announced availability details for the Surface Hub but merely weeks after that the company said that it’s indefinitely delaying shipments because it had to tune its manufacturing process due to increased early interest in the device. Since then the company hasn’t provided an update on this matter but today it has finally spoken up, Microsoft confirms that Surface Hub will start shipping on January 1st, 2016.
Microsoft has geared the Surface Hub towards the business sector as the product fulfills almost all requirements of a boardroom or conference room while offering more features with the power of Windows at a very attractive price point.
Surface Hub doesn’t come cheap, the 55 inch model that’s powered by Intel Core i5 processor is priced at $7,000 while there’s an 84 inch version powered by Core i7 processor which costs $20,000. That’s certainly more than what an average customer would spend on their home PC.
All units will run a custom version of Windows 10 and aside from offering video and audio conference call features a Surface Hub can also double as a whiteboard for taking down notes. Custom versions of OneNote, Office apps and Skype for Business are also included.
In an update on its blog today Microsoft confirmed that Surface Hub devices will start shipping on January 1st, 2016. Hopefully there will be no further delays.