Microsoft has unveiled its latest version of the Surface Hub, the Surface Hub 3. This all-in-one collaborative touchscreen device brings some exciting new features to enhance workforce collaboration.
One notable feature of the Surface Hub 3 is its support for smart rotation and portrait mode. Users can physically rotate the screen to a vertical orientation, and the layout automatically updates to fit the new orientation. This is a significant improvement over previous models, allowing users to have a more flexible and versatile collaborative experience.
The Surface Hub 3 comes in two sizes: 50 and 85 inches, catering to different meeting room setups. Like its predecessors, the Surface Hub 3 is designed to replace traditional TVs and monitors in conference rooms, providing a dedicated device for collaboration and communication. It runs Microsoft Teams on Windows, ensuring a consistent experience across all meeting spaces and effortless transitions between rooms.
Microsoft has also indicated that the Surface Hub 3 will feature the AI-powered Copilot in the future. Copilot utilizes artificial intelligence to enhance collaboration and productivity during meetings, making the Surface Hub 3 an even more valuable tool for teams.
In terms of technical specifications, the Surface Hub 3 boasts a high-resolution 4K PixelSense display with an anti-glare coating. The device offers a 60 percent increase in processing power and a 160 percent graphics performance boost compared to previous models. It also supports up to two Surface Hub Pens or Surface Slim Pens simultaneously, with 20 points of multitouch capability.
Interestingly, Microsoft has announced that the second-generation Surface Hub 2S can upgrade to the “full Surface Hub 3 experience” with the Surface Hub 3 Pack. This cartridge can be swapped into the Surface Hub 2S to unlock the updated features of the Surface Hub 3, providing a cost-effective option for existing Surface Hub users to benefit from the latest enhancements.
The Surface Hub 3 will be available to purchase from Surface device resellers later this year, along with the Surface Hub 3 Packs. While the exact pricing has not been disclosed yet, it is expected to be on the higher end, considering that the Surface Hub 2S starts at around $9,000.
Overall, the Surface Hub 3 aims to bridge workforce collaboration by offering improved flexibility, performance, and advanced features. With its smart rotation, portrait mode, and powerful hardware, it promises to enhance teamwork and productivity in conference rooms and meeting spaces.