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How much does President Biden’s Zoom setup cost?

Answer: Looks like it starts at more than $7,000.

Company employees at a conference table with remote participants on a TV screen on the wall.
Image courtesy of the White House (Twitter)
President Joe Biden recently tweeted an image of him conducting a video call, and while his Zoom setup wasn’t the focus of the tweet, it certainly has captured interest.

Based on some sleuthing by The Verge, we’re fairly certain that Biden is using a Neat Board to participate in a Zoom call from the Resolute Desk. Made by Norwegian company Neat, the board has a 65-inch 4K screen, an integrated touchscreen and whiteboard tool, and a 12-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom. That whole setup costs $7,280 as it appears in the image.

Images of this particular device in use at the White House have been emerging since Biden’s inauguration, although the technology was never the focus of the images. At the end of last year, Neat did confirm that it appeared to be their rig. This recent tweet seems to confirm that it’s still Biden’s video-conferencing tool of choice.