Microsoft’s giant Surface Hub displays for business customers has done well and the company is now showing off the next generation of this product. The original Surface Hub 2 came out back in 2016 and it had a 55 inch 1080p display as well as an option for an 84 inch 4K display. The Surface Hub 2 that it has announced today will have a smaller 50.5 inch display with a resolution that’s greater than 4K and a 3:2 aspect ratio which will result in very slim bezels.
For those keeping track, 3:2 is the same aspect ratio as Microsoft’s other Surface products, and it works well with this new device considering the fact that it can now rotate to a portrait position as well.
The ability to rotate the Surface Hub 2 to a portrait orientation is made possible by a rather clever mechanism which appears to work in a fashion similar to the muscle wire lock on the Surface Book. It will allow businesses to get more mileage out of their Surface Hub 2 for sure.
The software is going to be based on Windows 10 and Microsoft is also developing new dynamic collaboration abilities for the software which will allow multiple users to log into a single Surface Hub 2 using the built-in fingerprint reader and then individually pull in their work into the single collaborative environment.
Microsoft hasn’t revealed a lot of details about the Surface Hub 2’s specifications today so it’s going to be a long wait for those who are interested in those details. The company hasn’t even revealed how much it’s going to cost and when it’s going to arrive. It did mention that the Surface Hub 2 will start shipping in 2019.