Google's new monitors deliver video chats at 27-inches and 65-inches
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Google has announced two new monitors in partnership with Avocor under its Series One program. The pair, called the Series One Desk 27 and Series One Board 65, have been specifically designed for Google Meet, which is their primary use case. Accordingly, both screens contain an Intel Core i5 processor, a touchscreen interface, a camera, speakers and microphones. In short, you can conduct video meetings without needing to have anything else to hand.
The Series One Desk 27 is, as its name suggests, a 27-inch monitor. The 16:9 and 1440p monitor has an integrated stand and two ports; Ethernet and USB Type-C. The latter can charge a laptop at up to 45 W and allows you to use the Series One Desk 27 as an external monitor.
Additionally, the Series One Desk 27 has a 5 MP webcam with a privacy shutter, 8 microphones and pen support. In short, the Series One Board 65 is a larger version of the Series One Desk 27. The 65-inch monitor can be wall-mounted or placed on a stand with castors, mimicking the Surface Hub 2S. The Series One Board 65 can be used as an external monitor, for reference.
Google and Avocor have taken a leaf out Microsoft' book when it comes to pricing, too. The Series One Desk 27 will retail for US$1,999 when it arrives this winter, which is extraordinarily expensive for a 27-inch monitor. Neither Google nor Avocor have confirmed how much the Series One Board 65 will cost, but it will be available in 2022. Presumably, the device will cost upwards of US$10,000.