Microsoft will roll out its Surface Hub — a gigantic touchscreen that will be available in 55” and 84” versions — this summer. The wall-mounted tablet will be powered by the new Windows 10 operating system. For those who don’t want to drill holes in the wall, Microsoft will sell Hub-friendly stands.
Surface Hub is designed to be used as a digital whiteboard and/or for video-conferencing. According to Time magazine, “The whiteboard app detects the minutest movements of the stylus across the screen, and notes can be saved to the cloud. Presentation materials can be wirelessly shared to the Hub from any participant’s Windows- or Android-powered device, eliminating the time-suck of physically connecting a laptop to a projector.” Surface Hub was designed by Jeff Han who developed those gigantic touchscreens CNN used during Election Day 2012. Microsoft bought Han’s company, Perceptive Pixels, that year.