Microsoft Delays Surface Hub to January 2016

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 0 Comments

Microsoft Delays Surface Hub to January 2016

Microsoft this week announced a second delay for its Surface Hub, pushing back availability of this unique collaboration solution from mid-September 2015 to January 2016. Surface Hub was originally set to arrive in customers’ hands on September 1.

“Surface Hub devices will begin shipping in January 2016,” Microsoft’s Brian Hall revealed in an update to the original availability announcement. No other information was provided, but Microsoft noted in a previous delay announcement that it had seen higher-than-expected demand for the expensive devices and needed to adjust its manufacturing capabilities accordingly.

Microsoft originally announced Surface Hub pricing and availability on July 1. At the time, it was allowing customers to start preordering the devices, which come in both 55-inch ($7000) and 84-inch ($20,000) variants, and promised to ship the first preorders for September 1 delivery.

Later in July, Microsoft noted the manufacturing issues and said that it would ship Surface Hub later in September. Now, delivery has been pushing significantly—by four months from the original date—to January 1, 2016. But you can still preorder a Surface Hub if you would like.

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