Microsoft Surface Hub is on a Quest to Make Business Meetings More Tolerable for $20,000

Participating remotely in a business meeting stinks. You usually can’t hear what people are saying unless they’re right next to the microphone, you can’t see the whiteboard and people don’t always hear and see you.
That's the bad news. The good news is it might only cost your company $20,000 to fix these meetings completely.
That's a lot of cash for decent meeting. Even high-end conference room solutions like Avaya Scopia Video XT5000 cost roughly $6,000 not counting the $2,000 service contract. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced full pricing and availability for the Surface Hub, a huge touchscreen display that's also a cutting-edge meeting and collaboration system. The Surface Hub costs $19,999 for the 84-inch screen and $6,999 for a 55-inch model.