Microsoft Surface Hub Price To Increase By $2,000? Shipment Delayed To 2016
Microsoft has marked its re-entry in the smartphone department with Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. On the other hand, the company marked its entry in the laptop category with Surface Book. Then the brand impressed everyone with its all-new, improved operating system, Windows 10. Since then, Microsoft has been reworking on strategies, most of which target the business class.Advertisement
Looks like one such change is being introduced to the Surface Hub. This Windows 10 device will now be shipped somewhere between the first three months of 2016. The Surface Hub price will also see a spike. Here are the new prices:
- Surface Hub 55-inch will now be sold at US$8,999. The old price was US$6,999.
- Surface Hub 84-inch will now be sold at US$21,999. The old price was US$18,999.
In a statement given to ZDNet, a Microsoft spokesperson said, “After evaluating the market opportunity and considering the unique collaboration scenarios Surface Hub offers, we believe these are the right prices to drive the business and the category forward.” The good news is that if you have pre-ordered the device, you will be getting it for the old rates. With regards to the delayed shipping, the spokesperson said, “We are still on track to ship the first Surface Hub devices to customers earlier next year.” He also added that the Surface Hub will be shipped in the first quarter of 2016. No fixed dates are out yet.
2015 has been Microsoft’s year. It is also believed that with Surface Phone and Surface Hub lined up for next year, 2016, too, is going to be the year of Windows 10 devices. This year, the company had also planned to introduce Windows 10 to existing Lumia phones. But this update has also been delayed to 2016.
Just a few days left before the New Year. Keep watching this space to know what Microsoft is up to, and what the company has in store in 2016.
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