Google's 55-inch 4K Jamboard will ship in May for $5,000

Taking aim at Microsoft Surface Hub, Google's Jamboard wants to move the whiteboard to the cloud.


The Jamboard competes directly with the 55-inch Microsoft Surface Hub. (Image: Google)

Google on Thursday announced its 55-inch Google Jamboard interactive whiteboard will be available for $4,999 in May.

Google is sticking with its original promise to deliver the Jamboard for under $6,000. The 55-inch 4K touch display is Google's effort of "moving the whiteboard to the cloud."

The interactive display will allow for improved collaboration during meetings, and participants can contribute to the Jamboard from their mobile devices.

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Software-wise, the Jamboard will pack Google's G Suite so that users will be able to integrate Docs, Sheets, Slides, and photos stored in Drive directly into Jamboard.

The Jamboard competes directly with the 55-inch Microsoft Surface Hub, which starts at $9,000 and launched in March 2016.

Jamboard's full specs:

  • 55-inch 4K UHD display
  • 120Hz touch scan rate / 60Hz video refresh rate
  • 16-simultaneous touch points
  • Handwriting and shape recognition
  • Built-in tilt support / Built-in wide-angle camera
  • Down-firing speakers / Built-in microphones
  • NFC
  • HDMI 2.0, USB Type C, 2 X USB 3.0
  • SPDIF audio out
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2x2 / 1 Gigabyte Ethernet
  • Google Cast
  • 2 x Fine tip passive stylus, Eraser, Microfiber cloth
  • Rolling stand is an additional accessory

The $5,000 Jamboard price will include the two stylus pens and one eraser. Management fees will cost an additional $600 per year, but Google will throw in a free wall mount. It's not clear if the Jamboard will be offered outside of the US.

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Google Jamboard takes on Microsoft Surface Hub