If your business was waiting to buy Microsoft’s Surface Hub, that may have been a bad decision. A new report suggests Microsoft is delaying its enterprise-focussed hardware — and raising its price by $2,000.

Announced just under a year ago, the Surface Hub was an 84-inch all-in-one for the office, which could run some Microsoft apps and supports styli as an input device.

The Surface Hub’s original base price was $6,999, and it was supposed to launch in January 2016. ZDNet is reporting its shipment date is now a more vague ‘Q1 2016,’ and the starting price has been upped to $8,999.

No specifics for the delay or price hike were given. ZDNet reports Microsoft officials only said the company is “finalizing our manufacturing plan with a view towards delivering the best product experience.”

Preexisting orders will still be fulfilled at the original pricing; this only applies to new orders.

Microsoft to hike Surface Hub pricing ahead of early 2016 release [ZDNet]

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