Throughout the last few months we've been closely following the Surface Hub news. From demo videos of the device, to it being used in the coverage of the U.S. Presidential primaries, it has been a busy few months since the device launched. Today, however, we have learned (Via Neowin) that Microsoft has sold over 500 Surface Hubs, exceeding the company's initial forecasts.
The news comes from a Microsoft statement seen at Petri, after the website asked the Redmond Giant about the availability of the device. Microsoft tells Petri,
“Demand for Surface Hubs is very strong and exceeded initial forecasts. To date, we’ve shipped to over 500 customers worldwide and that number continues to grow. We are ramping up production to meet this strong demand via our partner reseller channel as soon as possible. Customers are encouraged to speak with their sales representative if interested in ordering Surface Hubs.”
This is some very interesting news, as the Surface Hub device is priced at $8,999 for the 55inch model and $21,999 for the 84 inch model. Obviously out of budget for the average consumer, the device is fit for companies, and shows Microsoft's interests in moving companies on from using white boards to evoleve the landscape of business boardrooms.