Microsoft’s Surface Hub large-screen PC isn’t your regular computer, and it takes a bit of practice to fully exploit it. With that in mind, Microsoft is starting a program to let users try the Surface Hub for 30 days before buying it.
No such program is offered for other Surface devices. The supersized Surface Hub — which comes in screen sizes of 55-inch and 84-inches — is mostly designed as a centerpiece for conference rooms to be used for video conferencing, collaboration, and digital whiteboarding.
The Surface Hub is off to a fast start, said Julia Atalla, senior director of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. The company has 600 Hub customers and expects more than 2,000 customers by the end of the year.