Google’s Jamboard is a product that is primarily aimed towards the business and enterprise sector and crams in all of the features you might expect from a whiteboard with features that you might expect from a tablet. Albeit, a very big tablet. Today, Google has confirmed that the new 4K digital whiteboard will be available from May in the US and will be priced at $4999. Google made today's confirmation of price and availability during the company's Next Cloud conference along with a number of other enterprise-related announcements, including the splitting of Hangouts into two different aspects. Unfortunately, for interested customers based outside of the US, Google has yet to provide any further release details or prices.
The Google Jamboard was first announced back in October of last year and does look to reinvent how businesses make use of a whiteboard by adding a number of digital and cloud-based services and features. Not totally dissimilar to what Microsoft offer with its Surface Hub. Although, one of the big differences is the price. While $4,999 might seem a lot for a product, it is significantly cheaper than Microsoft’s option. However, the cost is only one of the associated costs as the Jamboard will also require a $600 annual service cost to make full use of the product.
In terms of what you are getting for that money, the Jamboard comes with a 4K display which measures 55-inches. This is a touch display which employs the help of 16 touch points for an added level of user interaction. Likewise, the Jamboard is able to distinguish between aspects like shapes and handwriting. As to be expected with a more digital-oriented product, cameras, microphones and speakers are all on board to provide a way for the Jamboard to double as a conference call monitor. Add to that, NFC, HDMI, USB 3.0, and USB Type-C ports, as well as a number of Google-specific feature built-in, including support for Google Cast, Hangouts, and more. For more details on what you can expect from the now-confirmed $4,999 Jamboard, check out the original launch video below. Or head through the link below to register your interest in knowing exactly when Google flicks the switch and makes its Jamboard available to purchase where you are.