It’s been 11 months since Microsoft unveiled the Surface Hub, a new big-screen computer designed to hang on a wall. In June the company said you’d be able to buy a Surface Hub in September for $6,999 and up.
That didn’t happen.
Microsoft had hoped to ship the Surface Hub in January instead. But now the company is delaying its wall computer again. And it’s raising the price.
Now Microsoft says the Surface Hub will ship in the first quarter of 2016, and that the price is going up to $8,999 for the 55 inch model and $21,999 for the 84 inch version. That represents a $2,000 increase for each model.
If you already pre-ordered a Surface Hub when you thought it’d be cheaper, Microsoft says it’ll honor the pricing. But anyone that orders one from now on will have to pay the higher price.
The Surface Hub is expected to feature Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast and NFC support, and an active digitizer that can support input from two digital pens at the same time. For video conferencing it has two 1080p cameras and a 4-element array microphone as well as stereo front-facing speakers.
The 55 inch model is expected to feature a Core i5 processor and a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, while the 84 inch Surface Hub should have a 3840 x 2160 pixel display, a Core i7 processor, and NVIDIA graphics. Both models have 8GB of RAM and 128GB of solid state storage.