Microsoft announces a new category of devices, Windows Collaboration Displays

While Intel this week announced a new category of PCs with Creator Notebooks, Microsoft is doing the same with Windows Collaboration Displays. Similar to a Surface Hub, the device is meant to allow users to work at room scale, with Microsoft 365 products like Teams, Office, and Whiteboard.

But unlike a Surface Hub, it's not an all-in-one PC. These are displays that are meant to work with Windows 10 PCs. They also don't run the custom version of Windows 10 that you get on a Surface Hub, Windows 10 Team.

The displays that Microsoft showed contain a full range of ports, and a webcam. They appear to be a full Windows 10 PC without the internals, and being that they're meant for collaboration, you can certainly expect pen support as well.

The first Windows 10 Collaboration Displays will come from Sharp and Avocor. The company didn't go too far into detail about these new devices, but we should find out more tomorrow. Third-party Surface Hub devices haven't shown up on the market, despite Surface being an aspirational brand for OEMs, so this is a step forward toward that.

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