Yesterday, Microsoft announced a Surface Hub Try-and-Buy offer. At the same time, the company detailed how successful the large-screen computing solution has been. However, Microsoft has returned today to clarify exactly how well the Surface Hub has sold over the last nine months.
In a blog posted by Microsoft's Brian Hall yesterday, the company said: “In only nine months since our launch, we've shipped Surface Hubs to over 2,000 customers in 24 markets. The average deal size is approximately 50 units, but we've seen orders as large as 1,500 units to a large car manufacturer.”
However, the company returned to clarify the number as some of the sales are actually unshipped orders.
Microsoft cleared up the situation with a reworded statement:
“By the end of 2016, nine months since our launch, we will have shipped Surface Hubs to over 2,000 customers in 24 markets. The average deal size we see in the pipeline is approximately 50 units, but we've seen orders as large as 1,500 units to a large car manufacturer.”
The key new words here are “in the pipeline”. This means that the average number of orders is 50 units, but Microsoft has not sent out all of these batches. So, some of those numbers will eventually be confirmed sales when the orders are fulfilled.
Surface Hub Success
Regardless of the specifics of the numbers, the Surface Hub has been a roaring success for Microsoft. The hardware has been adopted by businesses over the last nine months. Sure, while 2,000 customers may not seem excessive, it is actually very good.
Even if taken at the average of 50 units, it means Microsoft has sold (or will sell) 100,000 units through the first nine months. It is also worth mentioning that the Surface Hub costs $8,999 for the base model.
Available in two sizes (84-inch and 55-inch), the Surface Hub provides a large touch screen computer. It is designed to give businesses a teamwork solution with Microsoft-based services. The device comes with Full HD or Quad HD resolution, while Intel 4th generation i5 and i7 chipsets backed with 8GB of RAM is available.