Microsoft slows release of Oregon-made Surface Hub

Perceived demand for the product forces Microsoft to delay launch of giant tablet.

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Perceived demand for the product has forced Microsoft to delay the launch of its giant tablet that is being manufactured in Wilsonville.

In a blog post Monday, Microsoft Surface general manager Brian Hall wrote the Surface Hub is attracting “strong demand,” but that’s prompting the company to change its manufacturing process in anticipation of “bigger scale.” He gave no indication of the actual sales volume.

Microsoft had planned to begin shipping the Surface Hub September 1. That won’t happen, Hall wrote; he did not say when the device will actually ship, promising an update next month.


Microsoft plans to sell the Surface Hub for $7,000-$20,000 depending on the size of the device. The giant tablet will range from 55-84 inches and is expected to enhance collaboration.


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