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Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 to Get Upgraded Cartridge Unit

Microsoft is working on a new cartridge for the Surface Hub 2, upgrading it to 11th generation Intel CPUs for better performance.


's 2 is four years old, having made its debut back in 2018. While there is no sign of Microsoft launching a third-generation Hub, there may not be a need for one. A great feature of the Surface Hub 2 is that customers can upgrade the hardware of the device easily. With that in mind, Microsoft is working on a new – and more powerful – cartridge for the hardware.

To access the insides of the Surface Hub 2, users just need to undo a single screw and side out the whole component rack, featuring the CPU, motherboard, RAM, and other important hardware. Users can easily upgrade the device, while Microsoft can deliver new parts without needing to actually develop a new Surface Hub.

Windows Central reports that Microsoft's new cartridge is being developed under the codename “Upward”. It features 11th Gen CPUs to offer a more powerful experience. According to the report, the new component will be ready for release during 2023.

Surface Hub 2

The Surface Hub 2 features a 50.5-inch, 4K+ display with thin bezels and a 3:2 aspect ratio.

It's all packed into a very small footprint, with both portable and wall-mounted options available. It contains a 4K-camera that rotates with the screen, integrated speakers, far-field mic arrays, and multi-touch support.

Just as impressive is the ability to tile up to 4 Surface Hub 2's together for an even larger screen. Microsoft has been rumored for years to be working on a Hub 2X with Windows core, but that device has never launched.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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