Surface Hub 2 - 50.5" 3:2 ~4K Collaboration Device

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  1. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    This is putting the horse after the cart, but @YVerloc while your next post is gut-splitting funny - in a Dilbert sort of way - this one is incredibly smart. Other than Bronsky's idea for something like courtroom presentation, this product is unlikely to be purchased or used for anything it is legitimately purpose-built for.

    Also, is there anything this adds to what this (LG Wallpaper) can do, other than the active digitizer in the large screen? I mean, that's high on the cool factor, but since they seem hell bent on showing someone projecting all the images from a Surface device onto the Hub, I would guess you could manipulate the small screen just as well - better, really - as you could if you used your finger or pen (shout out to Chunky Chelsea) on the large screen, no? I'm suggesting that the large, flat 4K display is on its third generation now; how much value is added by what the Hub's ambitions seem to be, cool factor aside - or is the cool factor all this is about? Anyway, just sayin...
     
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  2. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    More so considering everyone knows all you need to solve problems is a big dancing bear. :D
     
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  3. kneehowguys

    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ergonomically what do you feel this can do that we couldn't do already?

    Does it have a battery so you can move it around on that easel thing on wheels? So you can push around a giant tablet like a cart?

    There's some power cord isn't there, I'm just missing it?

    A supplement to a waifu pillow, now you have an animated waifu stand you can push around? Just spend time indoors with your waifu who you can move around/is human sized like in the video video calls?

    I feel like there is an ergonomic use for a giant tablet on wheels with a pen. I just can't think of it. Maybe now a portrait painter has an alternative to an easel.

    But what else?

    An architect designing a building like in the video would rather sit down I think.
     
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  4. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Are you saying I'm a lesbian?
     
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  5. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    But isn't it what game changing is all about? Giving you something that you never knew you needed, and changing your life. Try getting this, and I bet you, you'll start doing the kinds of things in the video, then you'll be grateful for Microsoft's existence.

    Sent from mTalk
     
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  6. YVerloc

    YVerloc Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Lol.
    Everyone thinks they want their workday to be happy and collaborative. But nobody actually wants to work on projects that are so trivial and useless that they can be accomplished happily and/or collaboratively.
     
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  7. YVerloc

    YVerloc Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Except for party planners
     
  8. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    What was shown on that video is my daily like as a Technical Marketer - we have much less elegant versions of the video fumbling with changing presenters on S4B making outside collaborators presenters, etc....

    I guess it is just what part of the Tech Industry one works in :) BTW - my agency has created videos for the Surface Team but this isn't one of ours.
     
  9. YVerloc

    YVerloc Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Well there’s the problem in a nutshell. Please ask your marketing friends to design workflows for people other than themselves.
     
  10. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    LOL - If you use giant post it notes in meetings or a whiteboard the Surface Hub is a great digital solution, instead of taking photos of the whiteboard/post-it note I can send the OneNote file directly to all who attended the meeting.

    We use Teams/S4B for all of our Conference Calls to both customers and remote workers. I guess it may come as a shock that not all solutions are designed for all workflows. Those who need the Surface Hub use it those who do not probably wouldn't buy it. That is why there is still Cisco, Polycom and Logitech Solutions out there...

    Surface devices will always be designed as Halo Solutions that drive the deeper Microsoft Ecosystem which is now all around the Cloud Services (M365, Azure, Dynamics 365).
     
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