On July 1, Microsoft opened pre-orders for the Surface Hub - its massive 55- and 84-inch touchscreens designed to make conferencing and workplace collaboration a more productive experience. However, in mid-July the company announced that it was delaying shipments - and it's now become clear just how long that delay will be.
Microsoft said previously that the decision was made due to overwhelming demand, explaining that delaying the rollout would give it more time to increase production, and scale its distribution channels appropriately with its partners, to provide a smoother launch for its customers.
Unfortunately, those customers that placed their orders for the Surface Hub on day one will end up waiting a total of six months for it to be delivered - as Mary Jo Foley reports, Microsoft said today that shipments will not begin until January 1, 2016.
Nonetheless, Microsoft is continuing to accept pre-orders for both models of the Surface Hub. The 55-inch Intel Core i5 version with 1080p resolution is priced at $6,999, while the beastly Core i7 model with 4K resolution costs an equally monstrous $19,999.
Source: Mary Jo Foley (ZDNet)