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LG 1st To Get Official Win 7 Touch Certification

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 7 comments

LG's In-Cell Multi-Touch LCD panel gets a prize from Microsoft.

Far East Gizmos reports that LG Displays is the world's first to receive Microsoft's official Windows 7 Touch Logo certification for its in-cell touch screen panels. The current display receiving Microsoft's new stamp of approval is the 13.3-inch Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch LCD panel for notebooks.

In addition to providing support for two simultaneous touch inputs, LG's panel has built-in touch sensors rather than standard films used in other touch-screens, reducing light reflection and brightness declines. This makes the panel ideal for outdoor use.

"Until now, the [Capacitive In-Cell Multi-Touch] technology had limited use in smaller devices like mobile phones," said LG Display’s CTO and Executive Vice President, Dr. In-Jae Chung. "We believe Microsoft certification is a testament to the product’s excellence. We will continue to apply superior touch functions to larger IT products like notebooks and monitors to lead consumer and market trends."

As Softpedia explains, Microsoft's certification program is a means to establish compatibility and quality of multi-touch screens. This is also a good way to boost the sales of a particular screen. After all, Windows 7 consumers may purchase a certified screen before considering an identical panel --one without the stamp--sitting on the same shelf.

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    Marco925 , February 24, 2010 9:19 PM
    It's like an iPad!

    Excluding the keyboard, the trackpad, windows, it flips open, Not made by apple....

    On second thought, maybe it's not like an iPad, but the Touch screen craze has gone crazy!
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    kelemvor4 , February 24, 2010 9:58 PM
    13.3"... Really? When the 30" model debuts, then I'll be excited. Until then I'll continue to love my LG 30" monitor.
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    JohnnyLucky , February 24, 2010 10:20 PM
    I just can't get excited about touch screens. So far I have not seen any that work exceptionally well.
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    jacobdrj , February 24, 2010 10:29 PM
    Awesome! I want one in my next tablet. Now if only they would match a good video card with low power high performance CPU (relative of course)
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    Tomtompiper , February 25, 2010 1:52 AM
    This is how it should be done.

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    ant1-b0dy , February 25, 2010 3:19 AM
    Nice - can't wait for larger sizes to replace my 32" monitor lol - now we have an excuse for fingerprints on the screen.
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    champy86 , February 25, 2010 9:16 AM
    tomtompiperThis is how it should be done.

    Nice video.
    If I ever buy a tablet pc (or a laptop with touch screen), it should be able to do at least that.
    Make one able to do that with new games like Dawn of War 2, Starcraft 2, ... and I'll put it on my must buy list.

    Mobile hardware should not be to far from being able to do that (at a certain cost) Years ago I thought that a DS would be able to do that but that never happened as far as I know. :-(
    And I guess the move should now come from games dev/producers if we want games compatible with that kind of interface.