Google Jamboard to be available in the U.S. in May for $4999

  • Google Jamboard to be available in the U.S. in May for $4999

Google Jamboard to be available in the U.S. in May for $4999

Google's take on a collaborative whiteboard will finally come to fruition and will try to give Microsoft a worthy opponent. The company announced Thursday that the Jamboard, its big touchscreen that's created to serve as a digital collaboration space for business users, will be available in May. Google Jamboard price starts at $4,999 (Rs. 3,33,000 approx) with an additional annual management fee of $600 (Rs. 40,000 approx).

Earlier, Google has reported that the price of the Jamboard will be under $6,000, and it is seen that the company is keeping its promise about the price and release date of the Jamboard.

For those unaware, Jamboard is essentially a giant touchscreen canvas made mainly for companies, and is looking to replace the physical project wall/ chalkboard/ whiteboard. Google has also packed in Chromecast support, meaning the Jamboard can easily mirror a remote device's screen or stream content from YouTube, Netflix, and other Chromecast-enabled apps and services.

In a nutshell, the Google Jamboard is a powerful 55-inch smart TV with 16 simultaneous touch points which allow you to manipulate whatever is on the display. In addition to letting you use your fingers or a stylus as input, the Jamboard allows multiple user from different devices to access the Jamboard and users can post documents or images on the it via cloud using their smartphones or tablets. They can share information from anywhere with an online connection. One thing other than price that works in Google's favor is that the Jamboard sports a 4K (3840x2160) resolution. Google Jamboard has an Apple and Android apps for seamless transfer of files.

It is a 55-inch screen that competes directly with Surface Hub, although it is $4,000 cheaper. After necessary revisions, the final version will be rolled out for sale in May. As of now, Google hasn't given any hint about its idea of launching the product in India.