Companies will be able to get their hands on the 50-inch version of the Surface Hub 2S starting in June with prices starting at $8,999. Additionally, Microsoft says that it plans to release an 85-inch model, but testing won’t begin with this larger version until “early 2020.”
The Surface Hub 2S will feature a display that is 60 percent thinner than the original Surface Hub, according to Microsoft. The company boasts that the latest version will also sport 50 percent increased graphics performance over the original. Microsoft has also partnered with Steelcase on a mobile stand and battery for the Surface Hub 2S, allowing it to be moved between rooms without the need for a constant AC power connection.
In addition to announcing the upcoming availability of the Surface Hub 2S, Microsoft also revealed it is working on a Surface Hub 2 Display. The display will give users access to the same touch and pen experience available with the Surface Hub without the computing internals. The company is also planning to launch a new configuration option that will let customers run Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise on Surface Hub 2S for “specialized app scenarios.”
Surface Hub 2S represents a significant step up from the original Surface Hub, offering modular hardware and a display that can now be rotated from landscape to portrait mode, thanks to a new hinge. The 50-inch Surface Hub 2S will be available starting in June in the U.S. starting at $8,999, with more markets to follow.