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Microsoft Upgrades the Surface Hub 2S, Now Runs Teams Rooms on Windows

Microsoft has announced a new version of the Surface Hub 2S, almost four years since the original device launched.

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Back in December when I reported on updating the cartridge unit on the Surface Hub 2, I lamented the fact that there has never been a Surface Hub 3. Not an unfair criticism considering the second generation device launched four years ago. Well, Microsoft has now answered the calls of Hub fans wanting a new model, sort of. The company today unveiled the updated Surface Hub 2S.

Unfortunately, this is not really a new generation model. Instead, the Surface Hub 2S upgrades several aspects of the original device. A mid-generation bump for a machine that is four years old seems a big pointless, but Microsoft says the new model offers serious improvements.

For both the 50 and 85-inch variants, the improvements include making the Hub 2S the first ever touch-enabled digital board to support Teams Rooms on Windows. This means the new device no longer runs on Team Edition like the original Surface Hub 2S.

Microsoft says this is an important change because Teams Rooms on Windows brings features such as persistent chat, Front Row, and remote management.

Coming Soon

Interestingly, Microsoft has not yet said what hardware is under the hood of the refreshed device. It does have the updated cartridge unit I wrote about a few months ago. It features 11th Gen CPUs to offer a more powerful experience.

Microsoft says the new Surface Hub 2S will make its debut later in the year. The current model has a 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.

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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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