Google wanted to get rid of the classic whiteboard and replace it with something more interactive, and this is how the 4K Jamboard came into being. This represents a touch-sensitive display measuring 55 inches, which can recognize both touch and pen inputs.
The 4K whiteboard is in fact a powerful device, which comes with a strong Nvidia Jetson TX1 processor, and can run both Android and iOS apps. Also, it is designed to look good, so you can choose between three colors, and then adjust it on a suitable stand for presentations. Everything comes at the price of $4,999.
Jamboard received positive feedback from companies
It might sound expensive, but the product can offer more than you might think. Google tested it in several companies, such as Whirlpool or Pinterest, which were happy with what the tool can do. In fact, the whiteboard brings all services provided by Google in an office, and makes them interactive and accessible.
This is another attempt to make something indispensable and make Google a reality in an everyday working environment. Yet, besides gaining exposure and popularity, the company gathers significant revenue. For instance, the whiteboard might need a special assistance service, which will be provided for $600 a year.
The whiteboard comes with great specs
Those who can afford buying the 4K whiteboard will probably afford its maintenance, too, but at least it won’t promise any disappointments. The touch scan rate is 120 Hz, and the video refresh rate 60 Hz. Also, the device recognizes up to 16 touchpoints at the same time, handwriting, or different shapes. Jamboard is fashioned with both Type-C and 3.0 USB ports, a HDMI 2.0 port and, of course, the camera and microphone are present.
Some companies might still find this a little bit too expensive. However, Google is the price leader among such devices, beating the Surface Hub produced by Microsoft which comes at a price of $8,999. Therefore, Google might start with a clear advantage.
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