After two delays, Microsoft has finally begun shipping Surface Hubs to its business customers.
I can tell you confidently, our Surface team works together better because we have Surface Hub. Our early Surface Hub business partners can tell you confidently that they work together better with Surface Hub. This is why we built Surface Hub. And this is why we are so proud to announce that Surface Hub has begun shipping to business customers. We are excited to see how Surface Hub will bring people together to work, create and learn in new ways.
The Surface Hub was announced back in January of last year and while preorders started in July, the product was originally supposed to ship in September. We later learned that due to "overwhelming demand" and issues with the supply chain, the device would ship on January 1, 2016.
That wasn't the end of the story though, as in December, Microsoft not only delayed the Surface Hub again, but it raised the price of the massive touchscreen PC. The Surface Hub models now cost $8,999 and $21,999, a $2,000 increase on both models from their respective original prices.
It's also worth noting that at this point, the chipsets used in Microsoft's Surface Hub are two generations old, as it is powered by Intel's fourth generation Haswell processors.