Microsoft sure had a lot to share at yesterday’s Windows 10 event, including both new hardware and software. On the hardware front, the HoloLens was easily the flashier of those new offerings, but we also got to see Microsoft’s new collaborative wall-mounted slate, the Surface Hub. We heard about how easy it would be to interact with, and how it would be available in both 55-inch and 84-inch sizes, but beyond that high-res 4K display, we didn’t get a lot of hardware details. While there are still empty spaces we’ll need to see filled in, at least some of those specifics are finally starting to surface.
For instance, we get our first word on the silicon inside this thing: fourth-generation Intel i5 and i7 processors. While we haven’t seen it confirmed, those are presumably tied to the two size options. The screen will have a high 120Hz refresh rate to help with combating lag, and the touch sensor is said to support a mind-boggling 100 points of input, enough to handle interaction from several users at once.
The dual side-mounted cameras should both be 1080p components, and the microphone array is to draw on tech Microsoft first developed for the Xbox’s Kinect bar.
While we’d still love to see a detailed spec rundown, this is a solid start, and we imagine that IT professionals everywhere are already looking to find room in their budgets for this sure-to-be-a-bit-pricy (but very compelling) tool.