Google's 4K whiteboard to hit the market in May

First announced back in October, Google has revealed its 4K interactive whiteboard product, called Jamboard, will go on sale in the US in May. Google Jamboard is equipped with a 55-in 4K touchscreen and comes with an HD camera, WiFi and speakers.

The Google Jamboard will launch in May with a price tag of $4,999 (€4,647), lower than one of its main rivals, the Microsoft Surface Hub, which retails for $8,999 (€8,365).

The display of Jamboard features 120Hz touch scan rate/60Hz video refresh rate, NFC, 16 simultaneous points of touch, and handwriting and shape recognition. 

It offers built-in speakers and microphones, outputs include HDMI 2.0, USB Type C, 2 X USB 3.0.  It also features Chromecast support so users can beam content from nearby devices to the Jamboard.

A series of collaboration tools for smartphones and tablets that sync up with the Jamboard are expected, which will help draw remote team members into a session.

The Jamboard comes with a rolling stand so can be moved from room to room.


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