Google Jamboard featuring 4K screen goes on sale for $4999

Taking into account early customer feedback, the 55-inch display is available now in the USA starting at $4,999.

As for the device's pricing and availability, Google is undercutting its closest competitor by pricing its Jamboard at $4,999, a 33 percent markdown from the whopping $9,000 price tag of Microsoft Surface Hub. If you lock in an order before September 30th, they'll knock $150 off the stand and cut the annual support fee in half, down to just $300.

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Jamboard is capable of letting multiple people work together on the digital whiteboard with G Suite, all in a single location - even including remote employees.

The fully integrated Jamboard comes in three colors-Carmine Red, Graphite Gray and Cobalt Blue-and retails at the very competitive price point of $4,999, which includes two styluses and an eraser. There is also an app available on both Android and iOS platforms so that users can join collaborative sessions on their smartphones and tablets.

Jamboard is like a big tablet made for the workplace, school, or meeting room and has similar features to a tablet, but features some other collaboration tools.

Between the announcement and today's launch Google has been working with enterprise early adopters to improve Jamboard. "Jamboard breaks down barriers to interactive, visual collaboration across teams everywhere", said Shaown Nandi, chief information officer at Dow Jones.

However, the Google Jamboard will require a subscription to Google's G Suite of email and other business applications. "It's the ideal anchor for a meeting and encourages impromptu, productive sessions. We immediately saw the benefits", added Nandi.

  • Carolyn Briggs