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Microsoft introduces Surface Hub, a 4K TV with Windows 10

If a 4K television and a Windows 10 computer went out on a date, the end result might be what Microsoft introduced on Wednesday: The Surface Hub.

Although it didn’t share any pricing or availability information, Microsoft did show off the 84-inch collaboration-driven touchscreen display. The multitouch screen has two cameras, dual microphones, speakers, integrated Wi-Fi and generally everything else you’d expect to find in a computer. You can also use a digital pen on the Surface Hub.

In its demonstration, Microsoft showed how Surface Hub is meant for teamwork, complete with Skype support. But it’s not just another video conference device.

hub with skype

In a meeting, participants can share images and documents with the group from their own Windows 10 device on the Surface Hub. You can tile different apps to show documents on side of the screen while having an interactive digital whiteboard on the other. And when the meeting is over, all of the notes are automatically sent to everyone on the team.

Microsoft says it is looking forward to seeing what its partners and customers do with the new Surface Hub. I’m more interested in seeing the price tag, thinking it would make for a nice Xbox One display since Windows 10 can stream games from Microsoft’s console.

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5 Responses to “Microsoft introduces Surface Hub, a 4K TV with Windows 10”

  1. hundoman

    If this was some kind of Apple LCD TV release the world wide press would have been all over this flooding us with how great it would be and how it would change our lives.despite the fact that Apple iOS has absolutely no real multi-tasking and Apple Mac OS X has no touch support design at the OS level like Windows 8.0 on up have.

    Also there would be no questions from reporters about how much it would cost as it is Apple product so we are just supposed to pay whatever they tell us be happy about it.

    This Microsoft Surface Hub is business device first and foremost but instead Gigaom finished this article with how well it would play Xbox games?