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

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  1. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I can only speak for my own needs (and in the broadest of terms), but I've got three different projects going on, each with a different site of my company (a large company in an FDA-regulated industry). Plus, corporate headquarters is another site as well, and the regulatory experts are at that site.

    Each of these projects involves transfer of some of the lesser processes that occur at my site to another site (so that my site can focus on our core competency). We've had to draw up process flow diagrams, diagram different steps and materials, and demonstrate some of our lower-tech planning / tracking systems that take place on whiteboards (ahem - "Class A Manufacturing Visual Aids") and so we currently diagram by hand and take photos, or have to prepare Visio drawings in advance. We use Webex screen sharing, but for these types of projects it would be helpful to have a shared 'whiteboard' workspace while talking through diagrams and such. Obviously some of the conferencing apps have whiteboarding features which nobody ever uses, so a device like this that makes that part of the natural flow has advantages.

    But again, we'd never be able to convince corporate IT around here. :D
     
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  2. kneehowguys

    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    What do you feel the surface hub 2 adds over cheaper electronic smart white boards? Can move it on this eisel thing. I guess that's it? Am I forgetting something?
     
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  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Smartboards are a combination of sensors in the whiteboard and projected images. I like them, but they have their limitations. They are not true pixelated displays. I assume that image quality is vastly improved and writing accuracy is much better on one of these. It is probably an all around better experience.

    If my practice was newer and I had a longer work life expectancy left, I would seriously consider the capital investment. I would use it quite a bit.
     
  4. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Says the man who invests in only state-of-the-art personal tech [ Surface 3 | Galaxy Note 5 ] :p:D. Just playin!
     
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  5. pigeontongue

    pigeontongue Pen Pal - Newbie

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    True! It's indeed a cool one!
     
  6. kneehowguys

    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    You know what this is the perfect comic reading device.

    Definitely getting this.
    In 50 years when there are cheaper portrait style screens.

    Or I guess I could get a dude to help me mount/rotate a big TV.
     
  7. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    So, you want a piece of me?
    Well, come and get it.
    Computing selfie.jpg
     
  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Boy, it is a good thing I missed this whole dust up or I would have joined forces with @Kumabjorn after the awful cut and paste job with my face...
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  9. Marty

    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hey! Just as I was complaining about the lack Surface promotion over on the SGo thread, right on cue...Panos gives a solid presentation at the New York Steelcase showroom:



    Is Panos back?! Waiting for you to drop the SP7 Bomb!! :newpalm:
     
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  10. Marty

    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ok, just did a quick check over on the MS product page. Holy crap...yes indeed boys, this thing has a full N-Trig/MPP digitizer:

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    Think about that! That's 50" / 85" of active digitizer goodness...

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    You can draw on these! This is friggen' incredible!!!
     
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