While everybody is complaining that smartphones are already too big at 6″ and a 12″ tablet is more than enough, the folks over Microsoft don’t give a damn about these regulations and release an 84″ device. It’s not a tablet nor a Windows 1o-powered smart TV, as they like to call it a collaboration device, built especially for conference rooms.
The Microsoft Surface Hub is available for $19,999, while its smaller sibling, with a 55″ display, has a price tag of $6999, according to AnandTech. We bet that you’re very curious to see what you get for all this money, so let’s take a quick look through the specs.
A big device, from all points of view
With a weight of 127 kg, this beast is powered by a 4th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, with a NVIDIA Quadro K2200 640 CUDA Cores GPU, 8 GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 128 GB, provided by a solid state drive.
Also, the 84″ 100-point multi-touch display of the Microsoft Surface Hub has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and if offers support for three simultaneous Active Pens. These are some pretty impressive numbers, aren’t they?
Check out the official presentation video, to see how all the features are put to work:
The 84″ Microsoft Surface Hub will also feature Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac, for both wired and wireless Internet access, alongside Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Miracast.
Moving on, on both sides it has stereo speaker, a four element microphone and two 1080p cameras, perfect for video conferences.
Not for your average consumers
There’s no doubt that, thanks to the price, both the 84 and 55-inch versions of the Microsoft Surface Hub will eventually be bough just by companies, but we must admit that having this device on your wall, in your room, would be more than just amazing.