It was back in July this year when Microsoft announced the availability details for its massive Surface Hub but only a few weeks after that the company said it was delaying shipments indefinitely. By August the company had promised that it would ship the Surface Hub on January 1st, 2016 almost a full year after the massive computer had first been announced by the company. If you have been waiting for it to arrive then there’s some bad news for you as Microsoft has decided to delay the Surface Hub release yet again.
ZDNet reports that instead of shipping the Surface Hub on January 1st, 2016 as previously promised, the company is now looking to ship it out within the first three months of 2016. There’s no confirmed release date yet so worst case scenario customers may end up waiting until March next year.
That’s not where the bad news ends. It’s also said that Microsoft is raising the prices of the Surface Hub by $2,000 for each model. This means that the 55 inch and 84 inch models now cost $8,999 and $21,999 instead of $6,999 and $19,999 respectively.
Fortunately for those who have already preordered their Surface Hubs, Microsoft is not going to jack up the prices for their order, so they’ll only have to pay what they previously agreed to pay. Anybody who makes an order now will have to pay the new prices.
In a statement provided to the scribe Microsoft has attributed this latest delay in Surface Hub release to manufacturing bottlenecks, it’s just now finalizing its manufacturing plans.