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Dell Selling Multi-Touch LCD for Windows 7

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 30 comments

Dell just launched the SX2210T, a multi-touch monitor ideal for Windows 7 Home Premium.

Dell finally brought its multi-touch monitor here to the States after specs prematurely appeared online earlier this week. The SX2210T is the company's first dedicated multi-touch LCD display, and supports either one finer or two. The display is also compatible with Windows 7 Home Premium and above.

According to the specs, the 21.5-inch display provides an integrated 2 MP webcam with dual microphones, and a 1920 x 1080 resolution in conjunction with a 16:9 aspect ratio for full HD goodness. The SX2210T also features a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1, and an optimal brightness of 220 cd/m2.

"Move forward and backward between pages using a flick of your finger (similar to turning the pages of a book)," the company said. "Tap, drag and scroll throughout the Windows 7 interface, whether using the new Jump List menus or everyday applications, such as Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer and more."

Dell's new multi-ouch LCD display has a starting price of $469. Consumers also have the option of upgrading the warranty, adding speakers and/or a headset, adding keyboards and mice, and adding an external DVI video card via USB 2.0.

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    JasonAkkerman , October 23, 2009 10:35 PM
    Dell's new multi-ouch...

    No thanks, I'll pass.
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    volks1470 , October 23, 2009 10:54 PM
    too expensive, that other one for $300 was a much better deal.
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    snotling , October 23, 2009 10:58 PM
    great, I really wanted more fingerprints on my display
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    njkid3 , October 23, 2009 11:37 PM
    if it comes down in price to maybe around 150 buck it would be a pretty good deal
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    MitchMeister- , October 24, 2009 12:22 AM
    The SX2210T is the company's first dedicated multi-touch LCD display, and supports either one finer or two

    I had to reread that to realize that he meant "finger". Not a "finer thing or two"
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    tayb , October 24, 2009 12:28 AM
    ...either one finer or two


    Dell's new multi-ouch LCD display

    ... Great job editing here.
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2009 12:40 AM
    I'll go with a regular monitor instead.
    I'm not fond of typing on my screen.
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    ominous prime , October 24, 2009 1:08 AM
    I can't see myself touching my monitor at home, the damn fingerprints would drive me crazy while gaming or watching movies.
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    buwish , October 24, 2009 6:51 AM
    A bit much for my tastes. Maybe one day when they are cheaper and they come up with some kind of effective anti-fingerprint coating.
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    anamaniac , October 24, 2009 6:56 AM
    220 cd/m2

    Wow... I thought 300 was the damned bare minimum... and 400-500 monitors were the ones worth this price...
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    H8ff0000 , October 24, 2009 7:02 AM
    This sounds perfect for my setup. My bed has one side next to a wall, so I planned on mounting a display there. Multi-touch will make this much simpler, no need to get up and go to my desk to setup some The Joy of Painting to fall asleep to.
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    cjl , October 24, 2009 11:28 AM
    anamaniac220 cd/m2...Really?Wow... I thought 300 was the damned bare minimum... and 400-500 monitors were the ones worth this price...

    Honestly, image quality matters more than brightness. If you don't need to use it in direct sunlight, anything 250+ is plenty.
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    cjl , October 24, 2009 11:29 AM
    EDIT: crap, I meant to type 150+. It is true that most in this price range are around 400, but you can get excellent image quality at a lower brightness.
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    jeraldjunkmail , October 24, 2009 1:33 PM
    But can it play R.U.S.E?
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    frogpad , October 24, 2009 2:51 PM
    This requires SoftFrog, a multi touch user interface.
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    kccboy2004 , October 24, 2009 3:11 PM
    Two things:

    1. It is so uncool to make the effort to complain about typo's - especially of the intention is obvious.

    2. This business about finger prints... Laptops and Monitors are "Utility" devices, they are supposed to be used ! My laptop has fingerprints all over it, who cares really. It is not a fashion statement. If getting finger prints on my screen means enabling greater ease of use, then so be it.

    Stop complaining, fix the rips in shoes jeans and do up your shoe laces first, pull up your pants, wear your cap front forwards, stop spitting on the football field, clean the inside of your car windshield, then your Mum's coffee table top (with wax polish), clean up any pee drips around the toilet after yourself, (and the wash basin), then start complaining about finger prints on your monitor.

    Please excuse, the slight rant, but common on !!

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    Anonymous , October 24, 2009 3:15 PM
    After repeated usage---what is left of the screen? Even better, after using for awhile, you find you can't see the screen clearly anymore because of the smudge marks.
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    lemonade4 , October 24, 2009 6:41 PM
    I don't understand the touch screen craze for computing. A touchscreen that is viewed vertically, such as a desktop and sometimes laptop, would tire your arm as hell by having your arm raised to do "work."
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2009 8:24 PM
    I have wanted a touch monitor for a long time, ever since I got my touch screen tablet pc, I've found myself accidentally touching my screen at work :p .

    If you compare this to other touch monitors the price is actually better, but HP also announced it for $299 (double the price of the cheapest 21.5" LCD that I have seen), but I don't see on their website at all yet. I want to buy this for my work but since we are transitioning I am going to wait and see what happens before I make any decisions and if the HP one is available then I'd probably go for it unless my companies discount program with Dell makes it cheaper of course :) .
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    ypcio , October 24, 2009 10:00 PM
    I think the industry is heading the wrong way, i'd prefer multitouch keyboard and mouse.
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