Microsoft delays Surface Hub’s launch

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Earlier this month, Microsoft started taking pre-orders for its Surface Hub device, promising to ship the device on September. Today, the company announced that it’s delaying the Surface Hub’s launch. As it seems like the company is unable to keep up with the demand for the Surface Hub. Microsoft stated that the company has seen a “strong demand out of the gate” and that they will reveal more about it’s updated shipment schedule in early August (next year). Here’s the full statement:

We started taking pre-orders on July 1 and we’ve seen strong demand out of the gate. Based on the early interest we see, we’re tuning our manufacturing process to prepare for production at broader scale. To do this, we are adjusting our product roll-out schedule to ensure we deliver a great customer experience and set our partners up for success. We will not start shipping on September 1 now. We’ll have more details on our updated shipment schedule in early August. In the meantime, we will continue to take pre-orders.

For those unfamiliar, the Surface Hub will come with a 128 SSD for internal storage and 8GB of RAM. The 55-inch variant will come have a 1920×1080 display resolution, Intel Core i5 processor, and Intel graphics while the 84-inch variant will come with 3849×2160 display resolution, Intel Core i7 processor, and NVIDIA Quadro K2200 GPU. The 84-inch variant will also come with 1 USB 3.0 port, and 2 USB 2.0 ports while the 55-inch variant will pack two USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 port. Surface Hub will also come with Windows 10, two Surface Pens, and a Microsoft All-in-One media keyboard. Additionally, the device will pack two front facing cameras, dual front-facing speakers, and microphone. It’ll also have other features such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Miracast support, Bluetooth and an NFC reader.

If you’ve pre-ordered the Surface Hub, you will not be able to get the device by September. However, keep an eye on the latest news at Microsoft-News.com for the latest update on this topic.

Source: Microsoft

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